In the world today, there are lot's of religion around. Besides it, comes
with different languages and different interpretations. All the different
interpretations are achieve with the help of writings that are present in each
individual religion. But have you ever wonder how important are this writings to
the world? Are they just writings? Or are they something else? Everyone is
entitled to their own opinion. But to me, they are a symbol of the past.
Something that teaches us about the past. One example is Arabic script.
Arabic script, one of the oldest script present till today, is a form of
calligraphy script of the Quran. Originally known as the North Arabic Script, it
is said to be related to the Nabatian script, which was present in the Aramaic
script. Its similar graphic representation and the way the letters are connected, are
very similar to Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus and the Apostles in the 2nd
millennium B. C. It is with the spread of Islam that Arabic eventually becomes the
calligraphy script of the Quran and it is also known that some non-Arab countries
adapt it as their writing language. There are two types of calligraphy styles
present, the dry and soft cursive styles. The dry styles are known as Kufic, while
the soft cursive one include Naskhi, Thuluth, Nastaliq and many others. It is
widely known that the transformation of the Arabic Alphabet into Arabic art form actually began in the 7th century, which also marked the rise of Islam. The main
reason was that Arabic calligraphy, with its distinctive shapes and sizes of letters,
and power, which are present in the cultural values of the
Muslim world. The aesthetic spirit in it also helps to distinguish it from the non-