Isalamic calligraphy, also known as Arabic calligraphy, is the art of artistic handwriting, or calligraphy, and by extension, of bookmaking. This art, associated with Islam, has most often employed the Arabic script. Calligraphy is especially revered among Islamic arts since it was the primary means for the preservation of the Qur’an. The work of calligraphers was collected and appreciated. Consideration of figurative art as idolatrous led to calligraphy and abstract figures becoming the main forms of artistic expression in Islamic cultures.
Islamic calligraphy is taught to students on an optional basis by a well-known calligraphist in the country.