The skill of Islamic calligraphy is taught from teacher (a master calligrapher) to student. The student studies for many years under their teacher until they are given 'ijaza' (permission) to then become a teacher him/herself. In the United States there are very few calligraphers who have devoted their entire career to this craft and carry this distinction. For that reason, for two years we have brought professional calligrapher Khalid Casado from Spain to give American Muslims a taste of this sacred art form. Khalid offers beginners classes for adults and older teens, and all supplies (including pens he carves himself from bamboo) are provided for participants. Khalid's devotion to the perfection of each letter form is truly a blessing to behold, mashaAllah.