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Lebanese Calligrapher Pens The Quran in Complex Diwani Font

SHAFAQNA -  Lebanese calligrapher Mahmoud Baayoun realized an achievement after penning 800 pages (front only) of the Quran in the Diwani font. This font is so complex that it cannot be computerized like the rest of the fonts which are Roukaï,…

Egyptian Artist Brilliantly Illustrates the Meaning of 35 Arabic Words with Calligraphy

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SHAFAQNA- CAIROSCENE: As part of a new experimental project illustrating the meanings of Arabic words by manipulating the shapes of their letters, Egyptian graphic artist Mahmoud Tammam has published a number of works in which he fashions images…

Calligraphy and Islam – A Beautiful Relationship

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SHAFAQNA - Calligraphy is not unique to Islamic culture. For centuries, the form has been seen in art, architecture, and religious texts originating from many different countries, continents, and empires. However, none of these have explored…

Calligraphy - an Islamic Art

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SHAFAQNA - Calligraphy is the most highly regarded and most fundamental element of Islamic art. It is significant that the Qur’an, the book of God's revelations to the Prophet Muhammad, was transmitted in Arabic, and that inherent within…