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

Further reading


  • The Asia Society
    This website is a guide to the Asia Society's fall 2008 exhibitions on Islamic calligraphy, "Traces of the Calligrapher" and "Writing the Word of God."

    Keywords: museum exhibition, essays, images, tools, training, Islam

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    This website gives an overview of the importance of calligraphy in Islamic art, and links to images from the museum's collection.

    Keywords: museum collection, essays, images, historical timeline

  • The Spirit of Islam—Experiencing Islam through Calligraphy
    This website features an interactive presentation that gives an overview of the art of Islamic calligraphy. Sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.

    Keywords: multimedia presentation, calligraphy overview, Islam,

  • Saudi Aramco World articles
    This website lists all the articles written in the magazine Saudi Aramco World about the art of Arabic calligraphy.

    Keywords: magazine articles, overview, Islam, cultural context

  • Zakariya Calligraphy
    The website of calligraphy artist Mohamed Zakariya provides in-depth information about the art of Islamic calligraphy.

    Keywords: calligraphy artist, history, Islam, Ottoman calligraphy

  • Yousef Jameel Online Centre for the Study of Islamic and Eastern Art
    This website provides access to images from the University of Oxford's Islamic and Eastern Art collections at the Ashmolean Museum, including many images of Islamic calligraphy.

    Keywords: museum collection, images

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