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The Mirror of the Word: Spirituality in Islamic Calligraphy

  • Room G2 19 George Square Edinburgh, Szkocja, EH8 United Kingdom (map)

By The Alwaleed Centre, University of Edinburgh
Dates: 23 Aug
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Ticket Price: free
Venue: Room G2, 19 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD
Age Guidance: 12+
Category: Talk 

Islamic calligraphy is widely regarded as one of the most important religious arts of Islamic Civilisation. Its high status connects to its religious purpose of conveying, in the most beautiful manner, the verses of God revealed in the Holy Qur'an. Calligraphy represents a visual translation of religious and spiritual beauty, and has developed a scientia of exact laws aimed at rendering a spiritual sense of perfection. In this visual journey into the world of Islamic calligraphy and spirituality, PhD researcher Francesco Stermotich-Cappellari will explore the contemporary calligraphic tradition in Istanbul based on his extensive fieldwork. Turkish tea and baklava provided!

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