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Calligraphy of “La hawla wala quwwata illa billah” There is no might nor power except through Allah

Calligraphy of “La hawla wala quwwata illa billah” لا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله La hawla wala quwwata illa billah: There is no might nor power except through Allah

Thulth script for those interested in learning

Individual Letters Scripting Video [vimeo mode="normal" align="center"] Individual & Pair Tables Colour C

Islamic Calligraphy

“If you devote yourself to God, then He in turn will continually stay with you, as an eternal candle flame stays with a wick, feeding off the overflow of wax; yet reshaping into something better.

DesertRose,,,, Quran 39:53; Surat az-Zumar Calligraphy

"Say to My servants who have transgressed against themselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed Allah forgives all sins, and He is the Most Kind, the Most Merciful"

Interior of the Hagia Sophia Main Dome (Quran 24 35 Ottoman Calligraphy)

DesertRose:::Interior of the Hagia Sophia Main Dome (Quran 24 35 Ottoman Calligraphy)

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Art An Early Hijazi Quranic Folio from the 7th / 8th Century AD. The Hijazi script is an early form of Kufic-Abbasid and is generally difficult to read due to the lack of diacritical markings. This manuscript illustrates the earliest progression of Arabic writings of the Quran. This folio is from Surat al-Maidah.

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Art An Early Hijazi Quranic Folio from the 7th / 8th Century AD. The Hijazi script is an early form of Kufic-Abbasid and is generally difficult to read due to the lack of diacritical markings. This manuscript illustrates the earliest progression of Arabic writings of the Quran. This folio is from Surat al-Maidah.

Ottoman Qur’an, 314 Leaves. Turkey, 19th Century. Hand written in Nasikh script, the first double pages of this exquisite Qur’an were decorated with a scrolling foliage pattern that was designed by Mustafa Zuhdy Bayram Zada Ibn Hussein Helmy. This Qur’an is bound with a well-kept leather cover that is contoured with two golden scrawling spandrels and a central medallion. ‘Ottoman Qur’an’, 314 Leaves. Turkey, 19th Century. Image courtesy of Ayyam Gallery

Leather-bound Ottoman Qur’an, 314 Leaves. Nasikh script, first double page with a scrolling foliage pattern designed by Mustafa Zuhdy Bayram Zada Ibn Hussein Helmy.

GIANT 500 YEAR-OLD KORAN... "Rylands Koran of Kansuh al-Ghuri" ... believed to have originated from Cairo from the library of Kansuh al-Ghuri, one of the last Mamluk Sultans of Egypt ... one of the finest, most lavishly illuminated and calligraphically significant Qur’an manuscripts ... written by several scribes 1350-1400 ... Soon to be published ONLINE! (John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK)

Giant 500-year-old copy of Koran too fragile to be be displayed is bigger than a flatscreen TV

this is a 500 year old Quran -- it's at the U of Manchester's John Rylands Library (same place were Spencer library placed)

Folio from a Qur’an in Maghribi script, c. 1560. The verses are divided by motifs in gold, while the diacriticals and vocalizations are highlighted with color.

touba: “ Folio from a Qur’an in Maghribi script, c. The verses are divided by motifs in gold, while the diacriticals and vocalizations are highlighted with color.

a new design on the kiswah cloth. . 1st time in history # kabah # Mecca

a new design on the kiswah cloth. time in history # kabah # Mecca