Islam – Illustrations & Calligraphy

Sample Of Calligraphy From An Album Made For Shah Jahan | Click image for larger view.

“The verses, calligraphed in black but outlined in red, are written in Persian.”

My god, if the entire universe should be blown by wind
Let not the light of fortune be extinguished
And if the entire universe should become flooded with water
Let not the mark of the unfortunate be washed away!

Source & Description: Aga Khan Museum I

Congregation Of Birds | Click image for larger view.

Source & Description: Aga Khan Museum II

An Aged Pilgrim | Click image for larger view.

Source & Description: Aga Khan Museum III

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10 comments

  1. Thank you! The last one is brilliant.

    1. Yes, the last one is uniquely symbolic and philosophical.

  2. This is one glorious post!
    Many thanks for sharing.

    1. Glad you like them. These paintings are meaningful discoveries for me too. My enthusiasm for them once elicited this response: “Sir, aap kai paas bara time hai.” #GreatPakistaniExclamations.

  3. An aged pilgrim.
    Muy bonito

    1. The aged pilgrim stands apart.

  4. From whom?

    1. The artist is unknown. Click here for more information.

  5. shahikhel · · Reply

    Ilaahi Gar Hama Aalam Baad geerad, Chiraaghe Muqbil Kushta Na shud.
    Wa Gar Hama Aaalam Aab Geerad, Daaghe Mudbir Shapista Ma Shud

    1. Au maa ba pa dai lag poaye hum kai.

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