Calligraphy Qalam: An Introduction to Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy uses interactive tools to interest new audiences in the traditional art forms of Arabic, Ottoman and Persian calligraphy.

The fragmentary inscription on this marble frieze is not Koranic, but may refer to Ali.

Eastern Iran, Afghanistan or North India. 12th or 13th century. Courtesy of the Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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