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Some archeologists now suggest that the vikings were heavily inspired by islam and made their own Arabic square kufic script. Read more here.



The two first images is from an app that displays time, changing the labyrithic pattern each second (Bifurcan). The second one is a drawing app (Rafinograde).

Made by Devine Lu Linvega.

Square kufic works by Fatima Graham, via. Longstitch, embroidery and needlepoint.

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.