Saturday, July 7, 2012

Islamic Calligraphy On Mosque

Hagia Sophia Mosque Calligraphy
Hagia Sophia Mosque Calligraphy
Islamic calligraphy on the mosque is a calligraphy in Arabic that can be found inside and outside the mosque, calligraphy is usually in the form of a combination of Arabesque motif. Arabesque is a form of Islamic arts that takes a variety of geometric forms arranged in such a way repeated and combined with other forms of ornaments to create a form of decoration on the ceiling inside the mosque or the mosque wall.


Calligraphy subjects used in mosque calligraphy may come from different sources in Islam, but, most of these coming from the words written in the Koran or from the oral tradition associated with words and deeds of Prophet Mohammad Muhammad, known as the Hadith Rasululloh.

Beautiful harmony that formed in the manufacture of an Islamic calligraphy in the mosque is a combination between an inscription and the basic functions of the mosque itself as a place of worship and the worship of God. Above the main entrance of the mosque, we can discover the sacred verses of Quran which relate to the entrance of heaven, on the window of the mosque, we can found calligraphic names of Allah are written so that the reflection of sunlight shone through the windows to remind people to believe that God manifests them self to the entire universe and it's contents.
Istanbul Suleymaniye Mosque Calligraphy
Istanbul Suleymaniye Mosque Calligraphy

Qutb Minar Minaret Mosque Calligraphy
Qutb Minar Minaret Mosque Calligraphy

Taj Mahal Calligraphy
Taj Mahal Calligraphy

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