الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ - The living, the standing


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Kufic and Thuluth script (Gold) Material: Ink on Canson paper Size: 42x30cm Artist: Basma Gauda This original painting takes a verse from the Quran that is part of a passage titled "the Throne", or in Arabic أية الكرسي: اللَّهُ لا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلا نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ This piece is made using the Kufic and Thuluth scripts, which are varieties of Islamic calligraphy. The Kofic script, الخط الكوفي is a style of Arabic script that gained prominence as a preferred script for Quranic transcription and architectural decoration. It was first developed in Iraq, in the city of Kufa. The Kufic script is characterized by angular, rectilinear letterforms and horizontal orientation. There are many versions of the Kufic scripts, one of which is Square Kufic (a style preferred by the artist). The Thuluth script خط الثلث is also a script used in Islamic calligraphy which replaced the straight angular forms of Kofic writing by curved and oblique lines. It is an elegant cursive script which was used in medieval times as decorations for mosques, which are still used today.


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