Art Brings Hearts Together 

Couple’s Paint Night with artist Faraz Khan


When: Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: Islamic Society-Central Jersey, 4145 US-1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852, USA

Description: Bring the JOY! Art Brings Hearts Together.

A Couple’s Paint Night is a good excuse to leave problems, kids, parents and in-laws at home and have an amazing time at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey. Celebrate an exclusive art program with your spouse. Together you both create a masterful art piece under the directions of Faraz Khan, Princeton-based artist. The Paint Night program is $70 per couple (all materials included). You will receive instructions on painting backgrounds and calligraphy. You will walk away with a beautiful handwritten calligraphy/painting with both your names. Each artwork will be unique. No prior painting experience required.



For more info on local Arabic calligraphy classes for adults/kids and artwork for sale, please check out his website here:

Money Back Guarantee! Why Not? If you are not satisfied with the program at the end of the night, you could simply ask for a refund.




– Limited Seating! NO WALK-INS! Registration deadline: October 25, 2017.

*Although we don’t plan on painting faces and clothes with acrylic paint, please dress to paint (and pray). Be prepared to have fun. Light refreshments will be served. No kids please. Old and young couples are welcome!

The Best Arabic Calligraphy Performance at ShopRite

The baker behind the counter looked terrified, ‘Sir you are not allowed on this side’. 

‘Oh I am just going to write a greeting on the cake in Arabic’ I replied with a smile.

‘I am afraid my manager is going to …’ ‘You can’t enter this area. It is unsafe for customers to walk here’. A stalky boss figure rudely interrupted the conversation. I complied as I explained myself, ‘Sure, sure, I am just trying to help with the writing on the cake’. The manager pulled his staff to the inside portion of the bakery as I stood there. He lashed out at them. It was a horrible slumping feelings. I could the three young bakers faces drowning in this sudden unexpected event. 

As the manager returned form the inside of bakery, I was ready to scream at this man. How dare he treated these workers in a manner befitting animals. I told him that it was not their fault. I crossed the line and went beyond the counter. The man walked passed me mumbling something about people could get hurt and the staff needs to do their job.

It felt awful. This was supposed to be a postwedding cake for my niece to celebrate her wedding. The girl behind the counter told me that she could mimick Arabic writing on the cake if I wrote it on a piece of paper. She told me that she had previously done it in Hindi. Since I was not allowed to get behind the counter and write myself, I complied with her offer. She wrote it beautifully in Urdu- see above. I took the cake and went straight to the manager and told him how great service the bakery had provided and that he must be real proud of his team. I kept going and kept praising the young bakers. Nobody has ever done this for me. They went out of their way to make my day. All of the sudden, there it hit me that I had to make their day not with empty lip service but with something tangible. I went back to the bakery and asked to shake the hands of each of the bakery for  the Best Arabic Calligraphy Performance at ShopRite. As they approached me, I gave out the biggest tip of my life. The bakers smiled and hesitantly said ‘we are not sure if we could accept it’. I laughed and said, ‘I like to micromanage people whenever I give out tips’.

Cardiograph Art

It was about 5 years ago when I first conceived this idea of introducing Lafz al-Jalalah (Allah or God written in Arabic) in a form of a wavelength or cardiograph. Many of my friends who are in the healthcare industry appreciated the suttle meaning behind the artwork. 

Art creation is one of the most fascinating things to me as one would conceive an idea and then be able to implement it. Arabic calligraphy is a remarkable script because it is like water, so fluid that it could take the form of it’s container.  Another artist described my art as ribbons with movement. I guess movement is a good metaphor for life. 

Let me know how you go through the creative process.

My American Flag

Every artist who creates an American flag to show their support for their country has something special to offer. I wanted to showcase the beauty and diversity of American culture by designing a unique American flag with Arabic calligraphy. If you look below, the 50 stars are actual names of 50 states written in Arabic. I have shown the state of New Jersey in Arabic calligraphy in a close up. If you are familiar with Arabic language and look closely, you will find all of the 50 states. Please feel free to share any other interesting flags out there.

Happy 4th of July!

NBIC Artwork

Photo: Artwork Lafz al-Jalalah or the Noble Word, Allah in Arabic, medium woodwork, at the New Brunswick Islamic Center (New Jersey) by Faraz Khan.

We Vs C

Faraz Khan Art Studio at Grounds for Sculpture. RWJ  Hospital, Hamilton, New Jersey.

On June 3rd and 4th of 2017, I participated in Robert Wood Johnson Hospital’s campaign called we versus cancer to celebrate success stories of cancer survivors. I enjoyed mingling with people and writing their names in Arabic calligraphy. I also got to write inspirational words from cancer survivors and their families on a large scroll between two mirrors. This scroll is going to be hung at the hospital where patients and their families who are going through cancer treatment could be inspired by these motivational words. I consider it my good fortune to be involved in this campaign. I praise the organizers for doing everything to make the guests feel comfortable. For example, they had iftar Garden, for Muslims to break their fast, halal food, and prayer space. For me, it was a reward in itself to see people’s face light up when they saw an inspirational quote written in English or their name written in Arabic calligraphy. 

Image: Inspirational Words in Arabic

Jessica, her beautiful name in Arabic.

This was the scroll full of inspirational quotes.

Paint Night on Dec. 31st at ISCJ

Image: Artwork by students, Paint Night program at Faraz Khan Art Studio, Princeton.

Paint Night with Faraz Khan


YOU COULD STILL JOIN US FOR THE PAINT NIGHT @ ISCJ – $39 at the door (while supplies last – 7 more spots!)

When: Sat, December 31, 5pm – 7pm

Where: Islamic Society-Central Jersey, 4145 US-1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852, USA (map)

Description: Bring the JOY! Art brings Hearts Together.

Find your friends and have an amazing time at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey’s “Paint Night”. Enjoy a mother-daughter, father-daughter, BFF night or come alone and make friends. Come join us at the on Sat. Dec. 31st from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The Paint Night program is only $29 per person (all materials included). Faraz will teach painting backgrounds and calligraphy. You will walk away with a beautiful handwritten calligraphy/painting with your name (or the name of your loved ones). Each artwork will be unique. No prior painting experience required. For more on what Faraz Khan does, please check out his website here:

Money Back Guarantee!

Why Not? If you are not satisfied with the program at the end of the night, you could simply ask for a refund.

Limited Seating!

$29 – Online Registration Ended on Friday, 12/30/16

You could still JOIN PAINT NIGHT at ISCJ $39 – At the door

(while supplies last)


Also Check out our weekend Art Program in Princeton studio on the blog below!



December 2016 – WEEKEND ART CLASSES for Youth & Adults!


“Thanks to Faraz Khan, our children and adults no longer have to search for creative Islamic art program.”Shomail M.

“Faraz’s beginner calligraphy class is a great introduction and taught in a very friendly and encouraging way, great for all ages.” Merziyah P.
“This [art program] brought out the artistic side in me. It was an incredible introduction to Arabic Calligraphy.”Yasir M.



12240061_10153099190106073_2373723577883736865_nDescription: Do you know there is a world of a difference between Arabic writing and calligraphy? Students will review the fundamentals of pen strokes, dot-based measurements, balance, lettering and design in Arabic Calligraphy. This is an essential class for any student who wants to learn the easy steps to remarkable calligraphy in a short time. The emphasis in this class will be on learning how to create your own Arabic calligraphy home décor items.

Time: Saturday or Sunday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am. Open Enrollment. (includes four sessions per month) – FREE SUPPLIES INCLUDED!

Flash Sale: $97* Today Only

Regular Price: $129 


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195 Nassau St. Suite#22

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My Advice to Aspiring Artists: V. How to Turn Failures into Learning Curves


My Advice to Aspiring Artists: V. How to Turn Failures into Learning Curves

By: F.K. Art Intern Nimah Bhura

Everyone fails in life, whether it’s in school or at work. Sure, you might be the best at your job or the smartest student in school, but, there will always come a point in time when you make a mistake. It’s true, that mistake can scar your entire career, but only if you let it. Your mistakes should aid your success, rather than regressing it.

As an artist I’ve experienced multiple failures, but I haven’t let them stunt my growth. Instead, I’ve used them as a learning curve; I understood what I did wrong and improved my technique. Although it takes effort, the second try is always better than the first. Next time you mess up or make a mistake, study your failure and try again.

Author’s Bio: I am a High School student just trying to learn more about art. I own 5 galleries and over 100 pieces of my work are featured all over the world— I wish. I am just trying to communicate a message to anyone who will listen, even if that is just my parents.



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I express my intellectual longing for creative ideas through Islamic art by fusing colors, lines, dots, and words together to inspire a meaning worth imagining. My work explores universal values of love, life, faith, prayer, beauty, and divine that synthesizes feelings and pictograms through lettering.
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