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Prisse d’Avennes – A Portrait

Prisse d’Avennes: British by blood, French by birth, Muslim by choice, scholar by avocation.  Emile Prisse d’Avennes (1807–1879), a French Orientalist, author and artist, was one of the greatest pre-20th century Egyptologists. An…

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Sadequain and Calligraphic Modernism

This article examines the career of the immensely productive Sadequain Naqqash (1930-87), Pakistan’s most celebrated art­is

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The Life of Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi Jalaluddin Rumi, better known simply as Rumi, was perhaps the finest Persian poet of all time and a great influence on Muslim writing and culture. His poetry is still well known…

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SADEQUAIN’S Calligraphy

Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Pakistani Awards), also often referred to as Sadequain Naqqash, was a world-renowned Pakistani artist, best known for his skills as a calligrapher and a…

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From the Pen of a Master

Calligraphy is the supreme art form of the Islamic world; even the other Islamic arts – architecture, metal work, ceramics, glass and textiles – draw on calligraphy as their principal source of embellishment. This…

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Rasheed Butt – Calligrapher

Rasheed Butt, a world renowned calligrapher, started Calligraphy in 1961. Since then he has devoted his everything to Islamic calligraphy. He has exhibited his work all over the globe and many of his…

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Peter Gould’s Contemporary Islamic Design & Artwork

Australian designer Peter Gould explores contemporary graphic design, digital art, photography and the rich visual & spiritual traditions of Islam. Peter embraced Islam in 2002 while studying Design at the University of Technology,…

Tools and Materials of the Calligrapher

Beyond the years of training and practice required to master the varied Arabic scripts, calligraphers devoted long hours to producing the pens, inks, and colorants required for their art, and to modifying these…

Calligraphy attributed to Mir ‘Ali Tabrizi

Mir ‘Ali Tabrizi

(1360-1420 A.D.) Full name: Mir ‘Ali ibn Hasan al-Sultani, known as Mir ‘Ali Tabrizi because he lived most of his life in the city of Tabriz What he did: Codified the nast‘aliq script,…

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Yaqut al-Musta‘simi – Master Calligrapher

(early 13th century-1298 A.D.) Full name: Abu’l-Majd Jamal al-Din Yaqut, known as Yaqut al-Musta‘simi because he served Caliph al-Musta‘sim What he did: Refined the six scripts set down by Ibn al-Bawwab Gave the…

Remembering Oleg Graber (1929-2011)

DISTINGUISHED AND BRILLIANT SCHOLAR, PIONEER IN THE STUDY OF THE VISUAL CULTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD, EXEMPLARY MENTOR, AND BELOVED PROFESSOR OLEG GRABAR, professor emeritus of the School of Historical Studies at the…

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Ibn al-Bawwab – Master Calligrapher

late 10th century-1022 A.D. Full name: Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali Ibn Hilal, known as Ibn al-Bawwab (“Son of the Doorman”) What he did: Refined the rules of Ibn Muqla’s six scripts Developed a system of…

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