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View Resource The Spirit of Islam: Experiencing Islam Through Calligraphy

Designed as a collaboration between members of local Muslim communities in the lower mainland of British Columbia and staff members of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, this site was "conceived through the spirit of calligraphy, to frame the aesthetics, spirituality and principals of education relating to the world of Islam." Visitors will want to start by viewing...

http://www2.moa.ubc.ca/spiritofislam/
View Resource Selections of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Calligraphy

As part of its developing Global Gateway (a group of various digital materials of international interest) the Library of Congress presents this collection of 355 Arabic calligraphy sheets, ranging from the 9th to the 19th centuries, that includes many examples of calligraphic art: illuminated panels, albums, and poems, as well as Qur'anic calligraphic fragments. Even those who cannot understand...

http://international.loc.gov/intldl/apochtml/apochome.html
View Resource Asia Society: Islamic Calligraphy

This website from the Asia Society is actually two exhibitions in one: Traces of the Calligrapher and Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur'an. The former focuses on the men and women who have practiced calligraphy, or beautiful writing, the most esteemed of the Islamic visual arts, while the latter provides a few samples of their craft. In the opening section, "Tools and Materials",...

http://sites.asiasociety.org/islamiccalligraphy/