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Mohammed (pbuh)

this type named (Dewany)

it is a very beautiful type in calligraphy.

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I teach at an after school art program for 4th and 5th graders. Today we were doing a project about zoomorphic calligraphy. I may have gotten a bit carried away with my examples.

This is Applejack from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic drawn with her own name.
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I teach at an after school art program for 4th and 5th graders. Today we were doing a project about zoomorphic calligraphy. I may have gotten a bit carried away with my examples.

This is Rarity from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic drawn with her own name.
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Repeated work without the 2nd verse as in
previous work(QAAF).

The first Verse from Surat(Surah, chapter) QAAF, means:

Qaaf. By the glorious Qur'an!


p.s.

Sometimes you find in the Holy Quran some Arabic Letters as A begining of the verse or Surah. Here, Allah is swering by the Glorious Quran!

Qaf, is the letter 21st in Arabic Alphabet and pronounces as (QAAF) = Q in english.

This verse been written in Mirrored Thuluth Script.
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I teach at an after school art program for 4th and 5th graders. Today we were doing a project about zoomorphic calligraphy. I may have gotten a bit carried away with my examples.

This is Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic drawn with her own name.
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THe Lord's Prayer "Our Father Who Art In Heaven" In arabic Calligraphy.
Available Versions and Prints for all Purposes, with all Sizes
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Alif is the first letter in the Arabic alphabet, and possesses deeper symbolism than any other letter. Relevant to this work, Shaikh Ahmad al-Alawi writes:
"Moreover, thou shouldst know that the appearance of the Alif from the Point was not caused, but the Point overflowed with it. Thus was the primal Alif not traced by the pen, nor was it dependent upon it, but sprung from the outward urge of the Point in its principial centre.... The Alif is a symbol of the One who Alone is, of Him whose Being no being precedeth."
In other words, the Alif signals the appearance of the first dimension, out of a reality of no dimension, and in this mono-dimensional reality it resides entirely alone, as anything other than a straight line has moved to a two-dimensional plane of reality. Can anything be said, let alone shown, about what came before, this unimaginable zero-dimensional Point?
As it happens, unmanifested reality, or "the place of God before creation", has also been discussed at length. It is called 'Ama عماء, the "Blindness", and is much vaster and fuller than the known world, since it contains all possible potentials.

I had long thought this notion was too transcendent to depict, in response to which an image (sketch here) dropped readymade into my mind, which I translated into the final piece without any alteration. It evokes the richness and scale of what is hidden in 'Ama with a geometric pattern layered in different levels, black on black, that crystallizes into the primordial Alif – sharply defined, but flat in comparison.

Materials: Acrylic on paper, cut and assembled on mount board. Framed size: 50x100 cm
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Siddham was an indic script descended from the Brahmic script and the ancestor to modern Devanagari. It was used by Japanese buddhism to write sanskrit (and Pali, I guess), and is what you probably get when you see sanskrit written in magical spells and whatnot in anime. In Japanese, it is called bonji.

This is a blackletter-style derivative from Siddham, just because.
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Complete list of originals for sale, silkscreen and other prints in my Calligraphy Catalogue. Commission info here.

After making Angels recently, the word Jinn suggested itself quite naturally. The word I used here is actually jinni جنّي, singular form of jinn.

There is no better scholarly source for jinn studies than Ibn Arabi (whom I discovered years ago while researching jinn, precisely, for Malaak – a whole other line of thought). Without getting lost into pages and pages of discussion, I want to point out that the primary meaning of the word jinn is "hidden, invisible to the eye", which is why he describes 3 ways of understanding it as mentioned in the Qur'an:

1- God created 3 races of rational beings: Angels, Jinn and Men. Jinn are intermediate beings between the spiritual nature of the former and the earthly nature of the latter. They belong to the imaginal, the world of archetypes, and this may be why they are said to inspire artists and poets (Arabic even has a verb, waswis, to refer specifically to jinn whispering in one's ear)
2- Jinn is a general term referring to "all that which is concealed: angels and other beings".
3- The jinn refers to the invisible part of the human being, their inner world, as opposed to what is visible of them (body, actions).
These may not be be mutually exclusive, but can be seen to point to a complex, interpenetrating reality.

The notion of concealment, of elusiveness, drove my design: the word must be there, but where is it? An interesting detail: the design is twelve-fold, but it is only after finishing the piece that I came across the quote; "It is said that jinns were originally concentrated in twelve tribes...."

Materials: Acrylics, gilding
Paper: Bockingford 300 gsm, 50x50cm


Process here: [link]
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The HrrngŁ Chuzho (or Hrrngy Chuzho depending on transliteration conventions) script, was developed by a religious sect known as the New Kingdom about 650 years before the events of my novel.

This was used to write an ancestor of the Thussic language. But although some of its characters resemble modern Thussic ones and, like the modern script, were also derived from logograms; the characters in this script were not assigned for the initial sound of the word but for symbolic considerations. For example, the character for /m/ represents soil, which in the language is "angz".

The inventory of 17 signs, divided into two sets of categories (with the 17th being outside of the second grouping) is of religious and philosophical significance: for one thing, it models the Thussic binary division of categories, with an additional odd category always added on: 3, 5, 9, 17, 33 etc. The vowel symbol (which can stand for any of six sounds) represents that Odd principle which is commonly understood as a symbol of the divine (and for which zero, after its adoption, has more recently been adapted by the orthodox church). In the orthodox color wheel this principle is represented by the black rim and spokes. (A modern offshoot sect from the orthodox regards prime numbers as sacred, but that's another story.)

There are other symbolic meanings which I feel like saving for the novel.

The script was meant to be hard to use: "HrrngŁ Chuzho" means "hidden script" in modern Thussaf. In fact, for the most esoteric texts, the vowel character was only used to indicate initial vowels.

(If anyone thinks I should mark this as having mature content because of the fourth character in the second row, let me know.)

Hand-cut quill with India ink, pencil.

♡ Copying is an act of love. Feel free to copy and share.
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