The Art of Arabic Calligraphy

Fig. 10. Samples of figurative calligraphy (from top to bottom):

a. The “Shahada” phrase in the shape of a man in prayer performing the Shahada, Mamoun Sakkal (2012) after Walid Mahdi's original design (1970).

b. The Shahada in the shape of a mosque, Mamoun Sakkal (1992) after reproduction in Arab Art by Prisse d'Avennes (1877).

c. "Masjid Darusalam" name written in the shape of the mosque building itself, Mamoun Sakkal (2008).



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