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, October 7, 2009

Ya Aliyyan Ya Amiran Nahl (يا عليا يا امير النحل كن لي شافعا)


Glad to post these abyaat of Syedna Abdeali Saifuddin (ra).


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sura Naas and Sura Falaq (سورة الناس وسورة الفلق)


This is a repost of the previous artwork. There was a mistake in the artwork. I apologise for the mistake. I would request all the visitors who downloaded the previous image to replace it with this new one.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Minal Mumineena Rijalun (من المؤمنین رجال صدقوا ما عاهدوا الله علیه فمنهم من قضی نحبه ومنهم من ینتظر وما بدلوا تبدیلا) Ahzab : 23

After a long pause I am glad to post some fresh artwork again.
I would like to thank all those visitors who sent emails asking to continue posting the artwork.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Al-Hamdo-Lillah (الحمد لله)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
الحمد لله اٰقا مولى ط ع سيفي محل پدهارا يھ بشرى سني مؤمنين خوش تھئي رهيا چھے
خدا تعالى اٰقا مولى نے قيامة نا دن لگ صحة تامة عافية كاملة ما باقي راكھے اٰمين

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Funun-ul-Quran web site update


I'm feeling happy to announce that the web-site of Funun-ul-Quran has been updated.
You can find lots of useful and authentic stuff about Fatemi Arts, Masajid and Tazyeen (decoration) on this site.
Don't forget to check out the wallpaper section for wallpapers to adorn your desktops.
New Tugra section has been added where you can find beautiful tugras.

Many more new features and lots of new content is up the sleeves so check this site periodically.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Maula Burhan-e-Deen

السلام عليكم
خدا تعالى مولانا محمد برهان الدين اٰقا ني عمر شريف نے قيامة نا دن لگ دراز كرے
ايام التعبدات ما اٰ نادر ابيات اپنا وردِ زبان رهے يه نية سي اٰ ابيات يهاں موكي چھے
الشيخ اسمعيل جي اخلاص ني مشهور مدح ما سي اٰ ابيات ليدي چھے


Monday, March 9, 2009

Innallaha M'allazina (إن الله مع الذين اتقوا والذين هم محسنون) Sura Nahl : 128


Posting today this composition which contains the last ayat from Sura Nahl. 
This ayat is inscribed on Rukn-e-Mukhallaq in Al-Jame-al-Aqmar in Qahera in Kufi khat.

This is my first attempt in posting a colored composition.

Some of the graphics used in this composition are taken from internet.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mohmmadun Rasoolullah (محمد رسول الله)


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.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Allaho Akbar (الله اكبر)


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.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bismillah 02 (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم)

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".


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".


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.