Diploma In Mushaf Arts & Calligraphy


This programme was developed to generate experts in Islamic Arts particularly in calligraphy and Quranic illumination.
It is an integration of contemporary and traditional Islamic Arts. The syllabus includes graphic applications and the production of Islamic artworks.

Islamic Calligraphy
Islamic calligraphy Art


Types Of Islamic And Arabic Calligraphy

Nasakh Calligraphy Style
Nasakh Calligraphy Style

  Study Nasakh Calligraphy At Restu College

Nasakh, which means “copying”, was developed in the 10 century, and refined into a fine art form in Turkey in the 16 century. Since then it became  generally accepted for writing the Quran. Nasakh is legible and clear and was adapted as the preferred style for typesetting and printing. It is a small  script whose lines are thin and letter shapes are round.



Kufi Calligraphy Style
Kufi Calligraphy Style

   Study Kufi Calligraphy At Restu College

Kufic script, a heavy monumental Arabic script suited to stone carving,  appears in the earliest surviving Quran manuscripts. In these, the diacritical  marks over the letters are sometimes painted in red. The two styles were  often used for contrast in architecture and decorative contexts.


Thuluth Calligraphy Style
Thuluth Calligraphy Style

 Study Thuluth Calligraphy At Restu College

Thuluth was the medieval Islamic style of handwritten alphabet. Thuluth (Arabic: “one-third”) is written on the principle that one-third of each is a  letter slopes. It is a large and elegant, cursive script, used in medieval times on mosque decorations. It was also used for many of the large copies of the  Quran produced from the 13 century.


Riq'ah Calligraphy Style
Riq’ah Calligraphy Style

Study Riq’ah Calligraphy At Restu College

Riqah is the simpler style of everyday writing is very economical and easy to write. It is popular  for writing in both Turkish and Arabic.



Diwani Calligraphy Style
Diwani Calligraphy Style

 Study Diwani Calligraphy At Restu College

The Diwani script is a cursive style of Arabic calligraphy developed during the  reign of the early Ottoman Turks (16 – early 17 century). As decorative as it was  communicative, Diwani was distinguished by the complexity of the line within  the letter and the close juxtaposition of the letters within the word.


Ta'liq Calligraphy Style
Ta’liq Calligraphy Style

Study Ta’liq/Farsi Calligraphy At Restu College

Ta’liq is a cursive style of lettering developed in Iran in the 10 century. It is thought to have been the creation of Hasan ibn Husain Ali of Fars, but, because Khawaja Abdul Mali Buk made such vast improvements, the invention is often attributed to him. The rounded forms and exaggerated horizontal  strokes that characterize the Ta’liq letters were derived primarily from the Riq’ah script.



2 1/2 Years (7 Semesters)


SPM / SPMV or equivalent with 3 credits


Diploma Mushaf Arts Programme Structure
Diploma Mushaf Arts Programme Structure


– Professional Arabic Calligrapher- Islamic Artist – Graphic Designer
– Islamic Arts Entrepreneurs – Qualified Calligraphy Teachers – Museum
-Curator Assistant

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  1. Salam,

    I am UK resident and would like to learn Islamic Calligraphy – I am intrested in this diploma do you offer any online classes.

    1. waalaikumsalam,…

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