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Arabia’s Madani Script: From handwritten origins to the digital age

Ancient Arabic scripts are distinguished by their beauty and diversity, and the Makki and Madani scripts were the most prominent versions throughout history. The Madani script, in which the Qur’an, the Sunnah, and the Prophet Muhammad’s correspondence with kings and presidents were written, is particularly notable.
There are many opinions concerning the origins of Arabic calligraphy. Some scholars suggest it goes back to Ismail, son of the Prophet Ibrahim. Others say it came from the Nabataeans in the 4th century BC.

Pakistani calligrapher wins award in Makkah

Source : Arab News | Jeddah | 03 Jun 2012

A Pakistani calligrapher won first prize in the First International Arabic Calligraphy Competition organized in Makkah.


History Of Calligraphy

Source:By Alavi Mehr/alavimehr.com/April 11/2010

The history of calligraphy cannot be separated from the history of Islam. Yasin Hamid Safadi in his book, Islamic Calligraphy writes: “Although Arabic is only second to the Roman alphabet in terms of widespread use even today, the Arabic script was developed at a much later date. The reason for this late development was that the Arabs were mainly a nomadic people and mistrustful of the written word.


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