What is Khat writting?

Arabic calligraphy, unlike most culture, influences the style of monumental inscription.Islamic calligraphy or khat jawi writing is held in high regards as it is considered of great importance, especially in countries where Islam is practised.

Copying or rewriting the verses of the Al-Quran is considered a religious act, and the calligraphy is much esteemed because of its religious associations. In the Islamic world, calligraphy has traditionally been held in high regards.The praises recorded from the copying of the Quran, and the aesthetic energy that was devoted to it, have raised Arabic calligraphy to the status of an art.

There are four types of khat writing methods, which are commonly competed in the country, namely the Nasakh, Thuluth, Rik'aag and Dewani. Nasakh is commonly used in writing the verses of the Quran.

It originated during the reign of Sayyiddina Othman. Later, it was developed by Saudi Arabian calligraphy writers. Thuluth, meanwhile, is mainly used as decorative writings being displayed at mosques and suraus in the country. Rik'aag is a simple way of calligraphy writing, which is seldom practised in the country. Dewani is seldom used in the country but it is also considered as decorative writings and is difficult to understand.

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6 comments:

Karin said...

there is much beauty in this art form. I do something called asemic calligraphy, which I use as meditative practice, but I love Arabic and wish I could read it, and write such a visually graceful language. I have bought arabic newspapers just for it's beauty!

Whitemusk2508 said...

I'm not that good in art, but I do love it! Specially this Khat..some Islamic school teach their student in this Khat art right?

rillys said...

Karin, that good and awesome... can i see your touch..maybe next time i can write something about you

rillys said...

whitemusk, huhuhu that right... i agree with you....

farez said...

Satu masa dulu aku minat dengan tulisan khat. Antara best subject dalam sekolah agama. haha.

rillys said...

huhuhu... ko leh wat la ni farez?