Art Spots


About This Resource

This brief video describes the arts of Islamic calligraphy, the artistic practice of handwriting based on the Arabic script.

Related primary sources: The Qur'an on ParadiseIbn al-Nadim on the Transmission and Authorization of Books.


D. Fairchild Ruggles. National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association, and Twin Cities Public Television. Islamic Art Spots: Calligraphy. American Library Association, 2013.

How to Cite This Page

"Muslim Journeys | Item #219: Calligraphy", June 20, 2024


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