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.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wa Amma Benemate Rabbeka (واما بنعمة ربك فحدث)



Salaam.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mohmmadun Rasoolullah (محمد رسول الله)



Salaam,

On the First day of Rabi-al-Awwal, which is the month of Milad-un-Nabi (sa) I am posting this tugra which contains the last Ayat from Sura-al-Fateh.

Salaam.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hasbonallah 01 (حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل)



ٍSalaam.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Allaho Akbar (الله اكبر)



Salaam.

In the above image "Allaho Akbar" is written 10 times. The words are rotated to achieve the flower like shape. This feature of rotating the letters and making patterns out of them sets the Arabic Calligraphy apart from all writing systems.

Salaam.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bismillah 02 (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم)


Salaam.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم بخط النستعليق
The "Nastaleeq" Script is one of the most beautiful form of Arabic Calligraphy.
As it is apparent from the image above, the cursive nature of "Nastaleeq", and the balance between thick and thin strokes create a marvelous visual experience for the viewer.

The bottom to top flow of writing is one of the widely used in "Nastaleeq".

Salaam.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bismillah 01 (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم)



Salaam.
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".

Salaam.

First Post. Ayat 1:1



Salaam to all.

This is my first post on this blog.
The above image is the first Ayat of Sura Fateha from al-Quran-al-Majeed.

Salaam.