May 27, 2021
The Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol announces the start of courses and master classes in the art of Islamic calligraphy.
The program of the first project of this kind in Crimea includes a course in Arabic calligraphy and the history of the art of writing. The goal and objectives of the project is to revive Islamic (Arabic) calligraphy in the Crimea.
Today, there are more than 350 places of worship in Crimea, and their number is increasing every year. That is why many young architects propose new projects of mosques, where the interior walls are decorated with surahs from the Holy Quran as well as with some floral ornament.
Calligraphy and ornament, as decorative forms of the embodiment of ideas about the infinite diversity and beauty of the world created by Allah, became the foundations of the artistic creativity of Muslims.
Unfortunately, as a result of particular historical processes and events at the beginning and middle of the XX century, calligraphy as the form of art was abandoned. . Since the number of mosques and religious complexes on the territory of Crimea is rapidly increasing, there is an urgent need for masters of calligraphy.