Kufi
Squares
munchkin5.blogspot.com
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3377/3318123762_ea07344f17.jpg?v=0
Kufi also Kufic

• Kufi is a font
• It was the first font that the Quran was
  documented
• Kufi --- from Kufa in Iraq
Qur'an

        ‫ القرآن‬al-qur’ā n , literally “ recitation”also
(Arabic:                              the          ;
som...
Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and
consists of a modified form of the old Nabatean sc...
http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/natlang/arabic/kufic/wa-kufic.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Kufic_Qu
ran_7th_Cent.jpg
Courtesy of Mamoun
Sakkal
The inception of square kufic derived from the contact between
Islam and China around a thousand years ago. A simple
adapt...
Square Kufic in Architecture
Square Kufic in architectural settings by country.




http://www.kufic.info/architecture/arc...
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ka2BI5qyVAU/Rj7v76vME_I/A
AAAAAAABNk/0ymVqC5109k/s400/MI
%234.JPG/_Ka2BI5qyVAU/Rj7v76vME_I/AAAAA...
Minaret, Ulugbek
 Medressa, Registan,
 Samarkand




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/3162936393_e68520bfca_m.jpg
Tripoli mosque, Liban




http://farm1.static.flickr.com/46/193599412_7cf95b8c7f_m.jpg
Ribbed dome and
square kufic tiling,
Gur-e Amir
mausoleum,
Samarkand




http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1174/3167148784_19...
Panel,
 al Mu'ayyad mosque
 (1415-22)




http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/352643197_79ed6157d0.jpg?v=0
Tile and brick
 mosaic calligraphy,
 Jameh Mosque,
 Esfahan




http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1100/865263164_0276a7efb7_m...
kufic calligraphy,
isfahan, iran

photographer "SEIER+SEIER"




http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2074/2064208562_bfb25fbc14...
Iran or Central Asia
Stone Slab with Calligraphy , late 14th-early 15th century
Stone, Stone, 5 9/16 x 14 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ...
14th century Ilkhanid silver coin with square kufic Kalima




http://www.kufic.info/img/ilkhanid.png
kufikufi.blogspot.com
Selimiye Foundation
 Museum




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2893931355_3f6ec07a42.jpg?v=0
the world's first stain glass kufi square
spot the error!
In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
 ِ ‫ِسْ ِ ٱ ِ ٱل ّح َ ِ ٱل ّ ِي‬
 ‫ب م ّ ر ْمَن رح م‬    ‫ل‬
.Say: He,...
http://charlescalixto.com/indexhibit/200801/kufic-square-calligraphy/
21.01.2008 - Kufic Square Calligraphy
an interesting...
http://www.kufic.info/kuficscript.htm
http://shukoryahya.blogspot.com/
Nuh: 5-11, 2008
Emulsion on Linen
72 cm X 102 cm
Al Ikhlas (3), 2008
Emulsion on Linen
76 cm X 76 cm
Shahadah, 2008, Emulsion on Linen, 64 cm X 64 cm
Luqman :26, 2008
Emulsion on linen
102cm x 65cm
the world's first lego kufic square
the world's first kufi squares in a kufi square
Nimavard Madrasa, Isfahan, Iran
the complete Surah 1, al-Fatihah, in the shape of Mohammad.




http://www.kufic.info/img/...
Cubic Kufi Designs
 Instructor: Mamoun Sakkal




http://www.sakkal.com/squarekufi/instruction/cubic_kufi/images/steps04.j...
http://aminigulgee.com/calligraphy/Answer-b.jpg


"Answer"
Al-hamdillullah in Square Kufic
Copper
2001
http://hello.w0r1d.net/bilder/a_v_code.jpg
http://guide.theemiratesnetwork.com/living/dubai/images/the_p
alm/palm_jebel_ali.jpg
Kufi Square the Qu'ran

0.5 % to date

1,001 Kufi Square scholars

web 2.0 technologies

social networking

Painter 2.0

S...
SQUARE KUFI CALLIGRAPHY INSTRUCTION
Square Kufi Alphabet
Instructor: Mamoun Sakkal




http://www.sakkal.com/instrctn/imag...
How to design Square Designs in Square Kufi Instructor: Mamoun Sakkal




http://www.sakkal.com/squarekufi/instruction/SqK...
richard abas

www.kufikufi.blogspot.com

raa@kufikufi.com

@razlan
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ongoing public presentation Kufi Squares
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ongoing public presentation Kufi Squares
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  1. 1. Kufi Squares
  2. 2. munchkin5.blogspot.com
  3. 3. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3377/3318123762_ea07344f17.jpg?v=0
  4. 4. Kufi also Kufic • Kufi is a font • It was the first font that the Quran was documented • Kufi --- from Kufa in Iraq
  5. 5. Qur'an ‫ القرآن‬al-qur’ā n , literally “ recitation”also (Arabic:  the ; som etim transliterated  Quran,  ’ān,  ran,  o ran  es  as  Qur Ko Alc or  -Qur’ān) Al Verses from the Quran were revealed to Muhammad by the angel Jibril (Gabriel) (610 CE to 632 CE) These verses were then transmitted orally to followers and believers and memorised Written text complied in 633 CE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qur'an
  6. 6. Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabatean script. Its name is derived from the city of Kufa (in modern-day Iraq), although it was known in Mesopotamia at least 100 years before the foundation of Kufa. At the time of the emergence of Islam, this type of script was already in use in various parts of the Arabian Peninsula. It was in this script that the first copies of the Qur'an were written. Archaic Kufic script became dominant by the 8th century with the rapid spread of the Quran. However it lacked diacritical signs and was eventually replaced by Naskhi, an essentially cursive script. Square Kufic, from its origin from Archaic Kufic, retained the lack of a vowel system, but has been used to this day mainly in architectural settings. Square Kufic is also known as geometric, rectangular, rectilinear or geometric Kufic. When used to create geometric patterns with glazed tiles or mosaic, it can sometimes be referred to with a Farsi word hazarbaf. http://spacecollective.org/mslima/2882/Decoding-code
  7. 7. http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/natlang/arabic/kufic/wa-kufic.jpg
  8. 8. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/Kufic_Qu ran_7th_Cent.jpg
  9. 9. Courtesy of Mamoun Sakkal
  10. 10. The inception of square kufic derived from the contact between Islam and China around a thousand years ago. A simple adaptation of Arabic kufic script into the mold of Chinese seal script; created a medium that is unique to human civilization; a perpetually modern medium of representing the divine word. http://www.kufic.info/img/ghazanseal.png
  11. 11. Square Kufic in Architecture Square Kufic in architectural settings by country. http://www.kufic.info/architecture/architecture.htm
  12. 12. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ka2BI5qyVAU/Rj7v76vME_I/A AAAAAAABNk/0ymVqC5109k/s400/MI %234.JPG/_Ka2BI5qyVAU/Rj7v76vME_I/AAAAAAAABN k/0ymVqC5109k/s400/MI%25234.JPG Moulay Idris Volubilis Morocco
  13. 13. Minaret, Ulugbek Medressa, Registan, Samarkand http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/3162936393_e68520bfca_m.jpg
  14. 14. Tripoli mosque, Liban http://farm1.static.flickr.com/46/193599412_7cf95b8c7f_m.jpg
  15. 15. Ribbed dome and square kufic tiling, Gur-e Amir mausoleum, Samarkand http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1174/3167148784_190570831e_m.jpg
  16. 16. Panel, al Mu'ayyad mosque (1415-22) http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/352643197_79ed6157d0.jpg?v=0
  17. 17. Tile and brick mosaic calligraphy, Jameh Mosque, Esfahan http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1100/865263164_0276a7efb7_m.jpg
  18. 18. kufic calligraphy, isfahan, iran photographer "SEIER+SEIER" http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2074/2064208562_bfb25fbc14_m.jpg
  19. 19. Iran or Central Asia Stone Slab with Calligraphy , late 14th-early 15th century Stone, Stone, 5 9/16 x 14 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (14.13 x 37.47 x 6.35 cm) http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/MWEBimages/islamic_mm/full/M76_174_151.jp g
  20. 20. 14th century Ilkhanid silver coin with square kufic Kalima http://www.kufic.info/img/ilkhanid.png
  21. 21. kufikufi.blogspot.com
  22. 22. Selimiye Foundation Museum http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2893931355_3f6ec07a42.jpg?v=0
  23. 23. the world's first stain glass kufi square
  24. 24. spot the error!
  25. 25. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.  ِ ‫ِسْ ِ ٱ ِ ٱل ّح َ ِ ٱل ّ ِي‬ ‫ب م ّ ر ْمَن رح م‬ ‫ل‬ .Say: He, Allah, is One (1) ﴾١﴿ ٌ ‫ُلْ  ُ َ ٱ ُ َح‬ ‫ق هو ل أ َد‬ ّ (2) Allah is He on Whom all depend. ﴾٢﴿ ُ ‫ٱ ُ ٱل ّم‬ ‫ل ص َد‬ ّ (3) He begets not, nor is He begotten. ﴾٣﴿ ‫َمْ َ ِدْ  ََمْ  ُوَد‬ ْ ‫ل يل ول ي ل‬ (4) And none is like Him. ﴾٤﴿ ٌۢ ‫ََمْ َ ُن ّ ُۥ  ُ ُ ًا َح‬ ‫ول يك له كفو أ َد‬
  26. 26. http://charlescalixto.com/indexhibit/200801/kufic-square-calligraphy/ 21.01.2008 - Kufic Square Calligraphy an interesting parallel between an obscure form of arabic calligraphy and the complex barcode system utilized in japan. both images say the following: ‫ق هو ل أح ل‬ ّ ‫ِسْ ِ ا ّ الرحمن الرحيم  ُلْ  ُ َ ا ّ َ َد ا‬ ‫ب م ل‬ ‫ال ّ َد َمْ َ ِدْ  ََمْ  ُوَدْ  ََمْ َ ُن ّ ُ  ُ ُ ًا َ َد‬ ‫صم ل يل ول ي ل ول يك له كفو أح‬
  27. 27. http://www.kufic.info/kuficscript.htm
  28. 28. http://shukoryahya.blogspot.com/
  29. 29. Nuh: 5-11, 2008 Emulsion on Linen 72 cm X 102 cm
  30. 30. Al Ikhlas (3), 2008 Emulsion on Linen 76 cm X 76 cm
  31. 31. Shahadah, 2008, Emulsion on Linen, 64 cm X 64 cm
  32. 32. Luqman :26, 2008 Emulsion on linen 102cm x 65cm
  33. 33. the world's first lego kufic square
  34. 34. the world's first kufi squares in a kufi square
  35. 35. Nimavard Madrasa, Isfahan, Iran the complete Surah 1, al-Fatihah, in the shape of Mohammad. http://www.kufic.info/img/nimavard.png
  36. 36. Cubic Kufi Designs Instructor: Mamoun Sakkal http://www.sakkal.com/squarekufi/instruction/cubic_kufi/images/steps04.jpg
  37. 37. http://aminigulgee.com/calligraphy/Answer-b.jpg "Answer" Al-hamdillullah in Square Kufic Copper 2001
  38. 38. http://hello.w0r1d.net/bilder/a_v_code.jpg
  39. 39. http://guide.theemiratesnetwork.com/living/dubai/images/the_p alm/palm_jebel_ali.jpg
  40. 40. Kufi Square the Qu'ran 0.5 % to date 1,001 Kufi Square scholars web 2.0 technologies social networking Painter 2.0 SFMOMA Artspace style Quran Navigation
  41. 41. SQUARE KUFI CALLIGRAPHY INSTRUCTION Square Kufi Alphabet Instructor: Mamoun Sakkal http://www.sakkal.com/instrctn/images/sq_kufi_alphabet.jpg
  42. 42. How to design Square Designs in Square Kufi Instructor: Mamoun Sakkal http://www.sakkal.com/squarekufi/instruction/SqKufi02.gif
  43. 43. richard abas www.kufikufi.blogspot.com raa@kufikufi.com @razlan

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