Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Art, History, and Practice of Islamic Calligraphy-Zakariya Calligraphy

"Do not forget that while you are writing, you are on a path that is finer than a hair and sharper than a sword." — Yesari Mehmed Es'ad Efendi (d. 1798) to one of his calligraphy students

An excellent read..The six scripts and their background, the history of Islamic calligraphy, and most important of all; a beautiful explanation to the Hilye of the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah shower abundant peace and blessings on Him).