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The history of Arabic calligraphy

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The history of Arabic calligraphy

A. Kufic Calligraphy Originating in the city of Kufac, Kufic khatt was the only script used to copy the Holy Quran between the 8th and 10th century.    B. Naskh Naskh, which directly translates to copying, was a more legible style of calligraphy developed in 10th century Turkey.  Pioneered by Ibn Muqla, Naskh was a hallmark in Islamic calligraphy. By using the alef as anx-height that all other characters were proportional to, Ibn Muqla solidified Naskhas as standard in Quranic scripture   C. Thuluth A more extravagant style of calligraphy, Thuluth was mainly used for titles and on architectural monuments. This style can be commonly found today engraved on glass...

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Calligraphy from Ottoman Dervish Lodges

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Calligraphy from Ottoman Dervish Lodges

Alongside the art of the book, which was promoted by rulers at their courts and by religious scholars in mosques and Qur’an schools, Arabic calligraphy was also cultivated in the context of everyday religious practice. The popular calligraphy of Sufis and dervishes is an example of artistic expression which reflects piety and spirituality to a particular extent. Characterized by the harmony of their lines and the magic of their beauty, many of these works exhibit a special aura: decorating the walls of aesthetically designed rooms in dervish lodges (khanqah, tekke), they create not only an important visual dimension in veneration and...

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251 years old Ottoman calligraphic Galleon

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251 years old Ottoman calligraphic Galleon

The contribution of the Muslim World to a wide range of arts, sciences and academic disciplines is often overlooked or taken for granted. This site provides a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage within the Muslim World and the significant role that Muslims have played in the advancement of knowledge. It presents the rich creativity of Islamic Arts and Architecture, traces the historical development of Islamic regions and dynasties, highlighting their diversity of artistic expression from the inception of the faith until the present 251 years old Calligraphic Galleon, Ottoman period, A.H. 1180 / 1766–67 A.D. Calligrapher: Abdul Qadir Hisari,...

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