Arabic calligraphy

Bismallah written in Arabic calligraphy

See also: Islamic calligraphy

Arabic calligraphy, is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the Arabic language and alphabet. It is known in Arabic as khatt (خط), derived from the word 'line', 'design', or 'construction'.[1][2]


Modern examples

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  1. Julia Kaestle (10 July 2010). "Arabic calligraphy as a typographic exercise".
  2. Stefan Widany (June 2011). The History of Arabic Calligraphy - an Essay on Its Greatest Artists and Its Development. GRIN Verlag. ISBN 978-3-640-93875-9.
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