Category: Sufi Art

Islamic and Sufi Art – Calligraphy and Paintings

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Shirazeh Houshiary Round dance: Sufi Art

    One of a set of five colour etchings and poems by the mystic poet Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73).The shapes refer to the rotation of the earth and the planetary system, while the...

Sufi and Sultan: A.R.Chughtai

Miniature Art by Abdur Rahman Chughtai

Miniature Art by Abdur Rahman Chughtai [A.R.Chughtai]   Miniature art flourished during the Mughal times and many artefacts that are preserved today at Lahore Shahi Qila belong to the same era. Among artists of...

A.R.Chughtai

Miniature Art of Mughal Era by A.R.Chughtai

Abdur Rahman Chughtai [popularly called A.R.Chughtai]  is considered the greatest miniature artists, known for his signature painting of Mughal era. Miniature [called Meenatori in Urdu] is done with the smallest possible brush [zero size] which brings up beautiful...

Miniature Art by Naqsh School of Art, Lahore

Miniature Art by Naqsh School of Arts Students

Naqsh School of Art is an extremely interesting art academy located at Bazar Hakeeman near Bhati Gate, Inner City Lahore. What really sets it apart is its focus on traditional Islamic art such as miniature [meenatori in...

Quran Manuscript - Museum of Islamic Art Doha Qatar

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha [Qatar]

When one thinks about the greatest museum in the world, the ones that flash in mind instantly are British Museum London, Louve Paris and Moma NY. However, when it comes to Islamic Art, Museum...

Aalam Ab o Khak o Baad - Iqbal Verse Sadequain

Sadequain draws Kalam Allama Iqbal

Sadequian started his career from sketches and portraits, but developed his signature style for flamboyant Murals, Calligraphy Art and his depiction of Urdu Verses. His gigantic painting of Lahore Museum’s entire ceiling, Wapda House Wall,...

The Villager and Satan - Sufi Story

The Villager & Satan (Iblees): Sufi Story

The Villager and Satan (Iblees) A simpleton villager heard about Satan that he beguiles people into committing mischief and lead them astray. Angered by this, the villager picked his axe and left home looking...