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2019 Istanbul Calligraphy Retreat

    The 2019 Istanbul Calligraphy Retreat is a unique opportunity for aspiring calligraphers to spend a month under the apprenticeship of master calligraphers in Istanbul. The retreat will consist of direct instruction in the Islamic fine arts, along with lectures and excursions to visit senior calligraphers – both living and passed –  along with […]

Prints of the Qur’an in the Living Room

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked if it is permissible to hang framed Qur’an verses in the house as decoration and remembrance. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I could really use some help right now for this issue I’m having and hoping it’s permissible to use this to ask. If not, can I […]

Is Writing Qur’an on the Wall Impermissible?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Is it permissible to write Quranic calligraphy directly on a wall? Answer: Assalāmu ʿalaykum, I hope you are well. Writing the Qur’an on the wall is, God willing, permissible, if: -it is written in a proper, suitable environment -it is highly unlikely that it will be open to abuse […]

Living the Arts – Sehar Shahzad by Seema Khan

Conducting the interview for this month’s “Spotlight on a Community Member” was both exciting and inspiring. Sehar Shahzad is an artist who at a young age possesses incredible discipline and focus.  She has dedicated her spare time to the practice of calligraphy, and will soon be able to teach this ancient art to others. Sehar […]