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Divine words in the eyes of Calligraphers

Calligraphy is the art of writing. A contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is “the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner”

Muttaqqin by Mahmud Buchari

Muttaqqin by Mahmud Buchari

Recently an International Calligraphy Exhibition was held between 22nd November 2008 to 31st March 2009, at Selangor Islamic Art Complex in Shah Alam, Malaysia.  The theme of exhibition was ‘Divine words in the eyes of Calligraphers’.


Various calligraphy displayed in the exhibition were calligraphed by the artists from all over the world as well as from resident artists of the host, Restu Foundation.

Tawhid - At Taubah ayat 31 and An Anbiya ayat 37

Tawhid - At Taubah ayat 31 and An Anbiya ayat 37

Tawhid - Allah

Allah - Homage to Al Qandusi

Alif Lam Mim by Mahmud Buchari

Alif Lam Mim by Mahmud Buchari

Islamic calligraphy, equally known as Arabic calligraphy, is the art of artistic handwriting, and by extension, of bookmaking. This art has most often employed the Arabic script, throughout many languages. Calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic arts since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur’an. The work of calligraphers was collected and appreciated. Consideration of figurative art as idolatrous led to calligraphy and abstract figures becoming the main forms of artistic expression in Islamic cultures.

Surah Al Jumaat ayat 1-11

Surah Al Jumaat ayat 1-11

Calligraphy has arguably become the most venerated form of Islamic art because it provides a link between the languages of the Muslims with the religion of Islam. The Qur’an, has played an important role in the development and evolution of the Arabic language, and by extension, calligraphy in the Arabic alphabet.

Surah Al Ibrahim ayat 23-26

Surah Al Ibrahim ayat 23-26

Al Fatihah

Al Fatihah

Al Assya'hu

Al Assya'hu

Al An am 162; Iqrar

Al An am 162; Iqrar

3 Qul

3 Qul

Asma Al Husna       Asma Al Husna



7 responses to “Divine words in the eyes of Calligraphers

  1. kacabidang artworks September 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

    nice posting, elegance by its complexity.

    hi all, please visit our artworks in categories of Islamic calligraphy. It’s just another artworks, so the price is reliable.

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  2. mamadou July 7, 2009 at 5:47 am

    Dear Razaw

    When you combine art and belief, its always passionate and wonderful

  3. Razaw July 7, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Mashallah, I have always been attracted by Calligraphy, but unfortunately never had the honor of getting to learn the art! thank you for shearing thins treasure.

  4. mamadou April 6, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Assalamualaikum Pak Fathersez

    Calligraphy is art. Art, imaginary, creativity and skills are not easy to give the price. Appreciation to the art will give it the value. Is that the reason art always expensive?

  5. fathersez April 6, 2009 at 2:14 am

    I agree with Pak Awang. The calligraphy is indeed breathtakingly beautiful!

    I did not realise about this exhibition, my loss. Thanks for sharing.


  6. mamadou April 5, 2009 at 12:41 pm


    Very beautiful indeed. Thank you for visiting and giving your comment

  7. Awang-Malaysia April 5, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Very beautiful collection of Calligraphy of Islam,must be very costly to have this wonderful collection.Thanks for sharing.

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