About this Blog

Centuries after the Quran was written, Arabic calligraphy found its geometric perfection.

Well into the twentieth century, calligraphers scribed masterpieces of Arabic Calligraphy by hand. Modern advancements in computer technologies and graphics have led to a flourishing of styles and techniques, creating an entirely new dimension of an ancient art form.

I feel honoured to launch this blog, a modest attempt to display some of my calligraphy.

If you like any of the artwork displayed here, please feel free to use it. I do request, however, that you notify me via email. Thank you.

All comments, positive and negative, are welcome.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bismillah 01 (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم بخط الثلث
The image above contains "BISMILLAH", written in Sulus Script.
There are 3 "Alif" and 2 "Lam" which create a vertical symmetry. The elongated "Seen" in "Bism" compliments the vertical symmetry of "Alif" and "Lam". The "Meem" of "ar-Raheem" gives the composition a balance. The over-all pyramid like shape is achieved by placing "Eraab" above "ar-Raheem".