Arabic Calligraphy by Mustafa Ja'far

By Mustafa Ja'far

The 1st stroke-by-stroke consultant ever produced for studying to write down Naskh, one of many six significant cursive Arabic scripts. Its origins may be traced again to the overdue 8th century advert and it's nonetheless in use this day, over 1300 years later. The Ottoman Turks thought of Naskh the script so much fitted to copying the Qur'an and this present day extra Qur'ans are copied in Naskh during the Islamic global than in all different Arabic scripts mixed. This introductory workbook enables every body to benefit and revel in the great thing about Arabic calligraphy. in response to his event of operating workshops and demonstrations on the British Museum and different cultural associations round the united kingdom, Mustafa Ja'far has created an easy-to-follow, teach-yourself advisor.

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