Mosquée en calligraphie ... Arabic calligraphy ... juste magnifique !

Mosquée en calligraphie ... Arabic calligraphy ... juste magnifique !

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. -Vertical text on the right of the three vertical lines- : And God's is the east and the west: and wherever you turn, there is God's countenance. God is infinite, all-knowing. -Vertical text on the left of the three vertical lines- : It is We who have created man, and We know what his innermost self whispers within him: for We are closer to him than his neck-vein.

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. -Vertical text on the right of the three vertical lines- : And God's is the east and the west: and wherever you turn, there is God's countenance. God is infinite, all-knowing. -Vertical text on the left of the three vertical lines- : It is We who have created man, and We know what his innermost self whispers within him: for We are closer to him than his neck-vein.

The city of Baghdad. From a medieval illustrated manuscript

The city of Baghdad. From a medieval illustrated manuscript

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SWORD USED BY THE BENIMERINES AND THE CHRISTIANS

SWORD USED BY THE BENIMERINES AND THE CHRISTIANS

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Turkey | Amulet ~ 'Derwisch' ~ silver and niello | ca. 19th century | ©Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

Turkey | Amulet ~ 'Derwisch' ~ silver and niello | ca. 19th century | ©Ethnologisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

Levni'den (Miniature painting by Levni, 18th century) Topkapı Palace, İstanbul.

Levni'den (Miniature painting by Levni, 18th century) Topkapı Palace, İstanbul.

Surat Al-Ikhlas - Maghribi script, 18th Century, Morocco.

Surat Al-Ikhlas - Maghribi script, 18th Century, Morocco.

Africa | Decorated pages from a miniature Koran. The decoration shows the typical Islam magic design that accompanied the penetration of Islam to the sub-Saharan Africa. | Hausa people, Nigeria | Period; late 17th - early 18th century | Image ©Werner Forman Archive

Africa | Decorated pages from a miniature Koran. The decoration shows the typical Islam magic design that accompanied the penetration of Islam to the sub-Saharan Africa. | Hausa people, Nigeria | Period; late 17th - early 18th century | Image ©Werner Forman Archive

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