According to al-Bayan newspaper, a collection of artworks by more
than 50 eminent calligraphers from different parts of the world has been put on
display at the exhibition.
“Writing Surah Fatiha in different scripts” and “Writing the
Holy Quran’s verses in Warsh” are the titles of the workshops to be
respectively held by Mohammad Javadzadeh, an Iranian calligrapher, and Mohammad Safarbati from Algeria.
The exhibition was opened on April 15 at Wafi City, a
mix-used development in Dubai, and will continue until April 30.
Calligraphy is arguably the most important art in Muslim societies.
In Western art calligraphy is a minor art form, mostly
confined to books and the occasional decorative function. But in Islamic art,
the practice of beautiful writing is much more.
Because it grew up alongside the Quran, Islam’s sacred book,
calligraphy developed from a central root and flourished broadly, spreading to
every branch of artistic expression.