Islamic Calligraphy Arts from Ottoman Empire might be carrying age old secrets of spirituality.

known under different names like Arabic Calligraphy, Persian Calligraphy, Turkish Calligraphy and even Ottoman Calligraphy, Arabic Calligraphy is the new fashion trend, this ancient art form has breached the hearts of millions of young modern generations, making them a part of their most special day, Weddings. Loved both muslims and non Muslims, this is the most trending topic in the Weddings these days.

Usage of Islamic (Quranic) Calligraphy

The modern usage of this Islamic Calligraphy (#myislamiclifestyle) can be largely found in Islamic Wall Arts, Islamic Home Decor and Islamic Weddings.

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Mystic Calligraphy from Ottoman Dervish Lodges

Definition : A dervish or darvesh (from Persian: درویش‎, Darvīsh) is someone who claims to approach God rather by virtues and individual experience, than by religious scholarship. Reaching God through Sufi music and Art is amongst the common path taken.

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The Ottoman Calligraphy has crossed over eight centuries, flourished during the 1200, The Ottoman empire has had a great influence on Turkey over the years. This can be greatly seen in the Flags of Ottoman Empire and modern day turkey, it is the same. Living the test of time, Crossing the boundaries of Ottoman empire and spreading across every corner of the world, it had to be something special. The Islamic Calligraphy is so special that it even thrives today and it does not have any plans to succumb its larger race with Time and Humans. It would exist even beyond.

Ottoman Calligraphy was mostly related to recording the Sufi music, a path towards divinity. This Islamic art form decorated the walls and decor of Islamic religious places and homes, bringing a sense of peace and tranquility within. With the Dervish touch, Islamic calligraphy carries a mystic that it was not just lines travelling harmony taking various shapes, rather a larger phenomenon of understanding and expression of life in its true spirituality. It is certain that there are many secrets lying within this beautiful and mystical art form. These mystical inscriptions were applied on paper, wood or glass with a pen, sometimes even it took the form of reverse glass pictures (camalti), paper cutting and embroidery.

These calligraphy took various forms and shapes depicting the Islamiclifestyle. Modern day calligraphy can be found in the shapes of Sufi, Kufi Cap, Mosques, Tree of life, Birds, animals and more.

Author : Hafsiya Aslam

Founder – www.mysialmiclifestyle.com

 

 


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