The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is hosting an exhibition from January 21, 2020 through May 31, 2020 titled, “An Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy.” From their website:

An Introduction to Islamic Calligraphy examines one of the most important historical developments of the Islamic world. Covering more than a thousand years, it encompasses a vast geographical area: from the Iberian Peninsula in the west, to Southeast Asia and China in the east. Calligraphy plays a vital role in the design of both religious and everyday arts and crafts, as well as in developing a distinctive visual culture inspired by Islam. Major calligraphy styles such as Kufic, Naskh, Thuluth, Muhaqqaq, Rayhani, Tawqi, Riqa, Nasta’liq, Diwani, and Maghribi scripts were developed over the years by prominent exponents and were used as ornament in works of art, glorifying the Word of God. Contemporary calligraphers continue to explore new realms of writing, bringing the light of inspiration and imagination to the paramount visual expression of Islamic culture.