Art of Words: Women Calligraphers Then and Now

Lubna Shaik's Calligraphic Collage, via Suhaibwebb

A few days ago, Lubna Shaikh posted this calligraphic collage craft idea for children on, in honor of the remembrance of the birth of the Prophet. Lubna writes that there is a need to "seek creative ways of imparting the knowledge of our deen" to children, to help them cultivate a personal connection with the religion.The connections between calligraphy, education and religion are deep-rooted in Islam, from the first revealed word of the Quran, Iqra (Read). The prophet's … [Read more...]