4/15/11

Muslim World Music Day


Muslim World Music Day is an online effort to identify and catalog all the recordings of Muslim music in the world. It will be a step towards making this culturally significant body of work readily available to people around the globe for study and enjoyment.

http://www.muslimworldmusicday.com/

4/5/11

Islamic calligraphy by Rasheed Butt

Rasheed Butt, a world renowned calligrapher, started Calligraphy in 1961. Since then he has devoted his everything to Islamic calligraphy.

The calligraphic inscriptions of Mr. Rasheed Butt fall into four catgories:

a. Qur'anic: The Holy Qur'an falls into Chapters (Suras) and Verses (Ayat)
b. Hadith: The Hadith (Traditions) is the body of sayings attributed to the Prophet (pbuh).
c. Traditional invocations or prayers.
d. Poetry, both Arabic and Persian.

http://www.rasheedbutt.com/about.cfm

Rasheed Butt: a calligrapher par excellence <- The Express Tribune

http://tribune.com.pk/story/142967/rasheed-butt-a-calligrapher-par-excellence/

Rasheed Butt’s captivating calligraphy goes on display <- The News International

http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=39725&Cat=6&dt=4/4/2011