In a squared Kufic script composition Material: Ink on Canson paper Size: 30x21cm Artist: Basma Gauda In Islam, God has 99 names, known as أسماء الله الحسنى translated as Beautiful Names of God. One of these names is Al-Rahim, the Merciful. The beginning of every verse in the Quran starts with "بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم" which means "in the name of God, the most compassionate and the most merciful". This painting is created using squared Kufic script composition, which is a version of Kufic Arabic script that began in Iraq. Some of the characteristics of Square Kufic composition is the geometric composition of the writing.