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Customised Arabic Calligraphy Designs listed by style all designed Digitally by Nihad Nadam

 
Arabic Calligraphy Styles

Thuluth Style

 

Thuluth (Persian: ثلث‎ solos, Turkish: Sülüs, from Arabic: ثلث‎ ṯuluṯ "one-third") is a script variety of Islamic calligraphy invented by the Persian Ibn Muqlah Shirazi[citation needed], which made its first appearance in the 11th century CE (fourth Hijri). The straight angular forms of Kufic were replaced in the new script by curved and oblique lines. In Thuluth, one-third of each letter slopes, from which the name (meaning "a third" in Arabic) comes. It is a large and elegant, cursive script, used in medieval times on mosque decorations. Various calligraphic styles evolved from Thuluth through slight changes of form. Thuluth was used to write the headings of surahs, Qur'anic chapters. Some of the oldest copies of the Qur'an were written in Thuluth. Later copies were written in a combination of Thuluth and either Naskhi or Muhakkak, while after the 15th century Naskhi came to be used exclusively. This font is much seen in Flag of Saudi Arabia where its text, Shahada al Tawhid, is written in Thuluth.

خط الثلث: من أروع الخطوط منظرا وجمالا وأصعبها كتابة وإتقانا سواء من حيث الحرف أو من حيث التركيب، كما أنه أصل الخطوط العربية، والميزان الذي يوزن به إبداع الخطاط. ولا يعتبر الخطاط فنانا ما لم يتقن خط الثلث، فمن أتقنه أتقن غيره بسهولة ويسر، ومن لم يتقنه لا يعد بغيره خطاطا مهما أجاد. ويمتاز عن غيره بكثرة المرونة إذ تتعدد أشكال معظم الحروف فيه؛ لذلك يمكن كتابة جملة واحدة عدة مرات بأشكال مختلفة، ويطمس أحيانا شكل الميم للتجميل، ويقل استعمال هذا النوع في كتابة المصاحف، ويقتصر على العناوين وبعض الآيات والجمل لصعوبة كتابته، ولأنه يأخذ وقتا طويلا في الكتابة

 
Arabic Calligraphy Styles

Diwani Style

 

Diwani is a calligraphic variety of Arabic script, a cursive style developed during the reign of the early Ottoman Turks (16th century - early 17th century). It was invented by Housam Roumi and reached its height of popularity under Süleyman I the Magnificent (1520–1566). It was labeled the Diwani script because it was used in the Ottoman diwan and was one of the secrets of the sultan's palace. The rules of this script were not known to everyone, but confined to its masters and a few bright students. It was used in the writing of all royal decrees, endowments, and resolutions. The Diwani script is divided into two types: 1. The Riq`a Diwani style, which is devoid of any decorations and whose lines are straight, except for the lower parts of the letters. 2. The Jeli Diwani or clear style. This kind of handwriting is distinguished by the intertwining of its letters and its straight lines from top to bottom. It is punctuated and decorated to appear as one piece. The Diwani handwriting is known for the intertwining of its letters, which makes it very difficult to read or write, and difficult to forge. Diwani is marked by beauty and harmony, and accurate small samples are considered more beautiful than larger ones. It is still used in the correspondence of kings, princes, presidents, and in ceremonies and greeting cards. and has a high artistic value.

الخط الديواني أو الخط السلطاني وهو أحد الخطوط العربية وقد سمي بالديواني والسلطاني نسبة إلى ديوان السلطان العثماني حيث كان هذا الخط يستعمل في كتابة المراسلات السلطانية للخط الديواني جماليته التي يستمدها من حروفه المستديرة والمتداخلة، إلا أن ذلك قد يكون على حساب سهولة القراءة، حتى أنه ليصعب أحيانا التمييز بين الألف واللام إن كانا في بداية الكلمة. كما قد يلجأ الخطاط إلى ربط الحروف المنفصلة مثل الراء والواو والألف والدال بالحروف التي تأتي بعدها

 
Arabic Calligraphy Styles

Nastaliq (Farsi)

 

Nastaʿlīq (also anglicized as Nastaleeq; in Persian: نستعلیق nastaʿlīq) is one of the main script styles used in writing the Perso-Arabic script, and traditionally the predominant style in Persian calligraphy.[1] It was developed in Iran in the 8th and 9th centuries. Although it is sometimes used to write Arabic-language text[citation needed] (where it is known as Taʿliq[citation needed] and is mainly used for titles and headings), its use has always been more popular in the Persian, Turkic, and South Asian spheres of influence. Nastaʿlīq has extensively been (and still is) practiced in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan for written poetry and as a form of art. However, it is harder to read than Naskh.

 
Arabic Calligraphy Styles

Naskh & Riqaa

 

Naskh is a specific calligraphic style for writing in the Arabic alphabet, The root of this Arabic term nasaḫa (نسخ) means "to copy". It either refers to the fact that it replaced its predecessor, Kufic script, or that this style allows faster copying of texts. With small modifications, it is the style most commonly used for printing Arabic, Persian, Pashto.

خط النسخ هو أحد أوضح الخطوط العربية يمكن استخدامه في كتابة المطبوعات اليومية والكتب التعليمية والمصاحف وقد سمي بعدة تسميات: البديع، المقور، المدور، يجمع بين الرصانة والبساطة ومثلما يدل عليه اسمه فقد كان النساخون يستخدمونه في نسخ الكتب. أما خط الرقعة فهو خط عربي سهل يتميز بالسرعة في كتابته يجمع في حروفه بين القوة والجمال في آن واحد. لا يهتم بتشكيله إلا في الحدود الضيقة باستثناء الآيات القرآنية. وهو من الخطوط المعتادة التي تكتب في معظم الدول العربية. وجميع حروفه مطموسة عدا الفاء والقاف الوسطية. تكتب جميع حروف الرقعة فوق السطر ما عدا الهاء الوسطية والجيم والحاء والخاء والعين والغين المنفصلات وميم آخر الكلمة أو الميم المنفصلة.

 
Arabic Calligraphy Styles

More Arabic Styles

 

Here is some more Arabic Styles like "Kufi Morabba" "Ijaza" and even some computer fonts

 
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