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Kufic Calligraphy in Architecture, via.

Kufic calligraphy 2 by Fatima Graham in Needlepoint, via.

Square Kufic from Free Islamic Calligraphy

Kufic Tiles, via

Square kufic, meaning:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ 

الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ 

الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ 

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ 

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ و إِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ 

اهدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ 

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَ لاَ الضَّالِّينَ

It’s the complete Surah 1, al-Fatihah; in the shape of Allah. From the Mir Chaqmaq Mosque in Iran, built in the 1400s.

Square kufic signatures from 1325, up to today. More images and info here.

From the Isfahan Royal Mosque in Iran, built in the 1600s. It’s on UNESCO’s list of world heritages. 

These two images show the same text, afaik The top one is a square kufi. More info here. Made by Wan Lutfi.

Square kufic dating back to 1433!

via kufikufi.

Square kufic by Hassan Massoudy, 1981. 

via Visual Arabic