The famous writing in Arabic, “Purity of writing is purity of the soul” is reflective of the status of mind of an expert calligrapher in Islamic art. To master this supreme art, it was asserted that one needed to be both spiritually devoted and with a rational thought. The magnanimity of Islamic calligraphy not only lies in the unmatched creativity and versatility but also relies heavily on the calligrapher’s ability to achieve a balance between transmitting a text and articulating its meaning through a traditional aesthetic code.

The Qur’anic verses, being the central religious text of Islam, naturally holds a great importance in Islamic cultures. Throughout Islamic history, the Qur’an has been preserved as a manuscript.

Calligraphy, the art of writing, is a distinctive feature of Islamic art because it has been used in profoundly diverse and imaginative ways. The writing is not merely restricted to pen and paper and may appear across various artistic forms and creative mediums, frequently inspiring many exquisite works of art.

Calligraphic Techniques

In addition to being written with immaculate sophistication, calligraphy can be enhanced in numerous ways through the use of decoration. The writing itself can be written in gold or other colours besides black. Additionally, the text can be outlined or placed against a background pattern. Calligraphers also blended different font sizes, colours, and styles for varied phrases or passages of text (but always sticking to the rules of proportionality within each section). These manuscripts demonstrate how calligraphers can transform functional details of formatting and punctuation into elements of aesthetic beauty.

Revered as the Word of Allah, it is critical that decorated frames and background patterns of the Qur'anic manuscripts are carefully produced so as to not obstruct the legibility of the script or distract from the textual content