Impact of Scribing and Writing Mus’haf on Prosperity of Calligraphy in Iran

Hadi Arefi


Calligraphy was born with the advent of Islam and in the name of the Word of God and with the grace of Ahl-e Bayt and was developed and achieved a higher level. One of the reasons for remarkable progress of calligraphy in Islamic countries, including Iran, is its association with the Qur'an and the sanctification of pen and writing, because recording religious texts and teachings demands accuracy and integrity. Letters and words in the Quran were inspiring for Muslims and caused the scriber to make innovations in writing styles to write the Quran which was appropriate and competent for the immortal book. This art was at last an outlet for emotional outbursts and representing the beauty of creation. So, an art was necessarily needed to emerge in Iran and other Islamic societies that was based on rationality, skill, knowledge and spirituality and in a word manifestation of the Islamic elements. Calligraphy among other Islamic arts has such functionality and aesthetic elements that was able to combine other arts such as pottery, brickwork, patchwork mirror work, wood carving, tiling, Girih tiles, painting and gilding and to be as a bride among Islamic arts. Due to the great love and passion to Quran and Ahl-e Bayt (AS), using Islamic elements arising from these two great valuable memento, Iranians could have a fundamental and substantial contributions in its dynamics and development.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n4S1p29

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