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Freedom has many forms الحرية لهـا اشكال كثيرة (by Nasir Ud-Din Khan)

A composition from the 18th or 19th century India and now in a Riyadh collection, heavily stylized Kufic lettering is formed into a shape like a Mihrab or prayer niche. The four central panels contain part of Sura Al-Qalam (The Pen) of the Qur’an.

Farid Belkahia

"This royal decree, or ferman, features 24 lines of divani script written in sefine (“boat”) form, in black ink powdered with gold. It bears the seal, or tugra, of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent."

"The Great Abu Sa'ud Teaching Law", Folio from a Divan of Mahmud `Abd-al Baqi Mahmud 'Abd-al Baqi (1526–1600)

الله قل وذر الوجود وما حوى ان كنت مُرتاداً بلـوغ الكمـال فالكل دون الله ان حققتـه عـدم علـى التفصيـل والاجمـال

Nastaliq Farsi calligraphy.

mehreenkasana: Hands of Fatima by Laila Shawa.

Adab ya hu! / Engin Korkmaz

Ottoman Lineage, Pre-Islamic (Silselename) by Ottoman History Podcast, via Flickr

Islamic art -Cairo

ღღ Tangle Fish pen and ink drawing. , via Etsy.

Fishing in a fish - Print

Bottle 16th century Geography: Iran

Page of Calligraphy from an Anthology of Poetry by Sa`di and Hafiz. The folios of this highly treasured fifteenth‑century manuscript were remounted in the sixteenth century within colorful margin papers beautifully painted with diverse scenes in silver and gold.

A detail from Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, facsimile by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo by ParadigmTree via Flickr.

. \u201cTo be honest, I don\u2019t think any English word comes close to describing \u201cEshq\u201d and I don\u2019t think \u201cPassion\u201d is accurate either. It is such a strong Persian word for a higher state of love, a euphoric love or passion.\u201d


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