Arabic Calligraphy Exhibit

Next to the Hassan II mosque here in Casablanca there is a little library and community type center.  A few weeks ago they had a calligraphy exhibit. 

The representation of figures is forbidden in Islamic art and thus Muslims have spent hundreds of years developing art based on geometric patterns and calligraphy.  We were first introduced to Arabic calligraphy by our dear friend Hassan in Amman.  It can be so beautiful and intricate.   

Here were some of our favorites from the exhibit.  



  1. Gorgeous! I want to put some Arabic calligraphy up in our apartment some day as artwork. Hope none of our Mormon friends think it's blasphemous. :)

  2. You should do it Lindsey - maybe JUST to freak out the squares :)