خطاط القرآن الكريم في العصر الحديث: دراسة خاصة لخطاط إقليم بنجاب من باکستان

Calligraphers of Quran in Modern Era: A study on calligraphers of Punjab Province of Pakistan

  • Dr. Muhammad Tariq Mehmood Lecturer, Department of Arabic, Government Municipal Degree College, Faisalabad.
  • Dr. Zia al-Haq Assistant Professor, Faculty of Shariah & Islamic Studies, University of Sharjah, UAE.
Keywords: Calligraphy, Holy Quran, Letters, Styles, Punjab, Pakistan

Abstract

This study intended to highlight the precious art of calligraphy in modern era. Calligraphy is the art of beautiful handwriting. According to Islam calligraphy is the writings of Holy Quran in different letters and styles. It is an ancient and artistic practice in cultural heritage. This study reviewed the writings of different calligraphers of Punjab province (Pakistan). Among the large number of calligraphers only 18 renowned calligraphers were selected to this study. All of the selected calligraphers are well recognized due to their art and work. These manuscripts are kept and visually displayed not only in different museums of Pakistan but across the world also. This study highlighted their masterpieces according to the letters and styles of writings. This study also provided the information about the start of calligraphy and its evolutionary stages.

Published
2021-02-19
How to Cite
Tariq Mehmood, D. M., & al-Haq, D. Z. (2021). خطاط القرآن الكريم في العصر الحديث: دراسة خاصة لخطاط إقليم بنجاب من باکستان. ĪQĀN, 3(01), 87-100. https://doi.org/10.36755/iqan.v3i01.252
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