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Qur'anic Manuscript - Al-Isra

Mashq (in Arabic), or "Meşk" (in Turkish) is one of the oldest calligraphic forms of the various Arabic scripts. At the time of the emergence of Islam this type of writing was already in use in various parts of the Arabian Peninsula. It was one of the earliest scripts, besides Hijazi, Ma'il, and Kufic.

External links

  • Qur'anic fragment dated to 107 AH / 725 CE, now in the Egyptian National Library
  • Mashq Sample Calligrapher:Mehmed Şevki Efendi
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