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The Art of Omani Quranic Illumination and Calligraphy

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 4:00pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

This talk will present Oman’s rich legacy of manuscript culture in the broader context of the Muslim world. The presentation will include the recently developed Muscat Electronic Mushaf (https://www.mushafmuscat.om/), the first interactive electronic calligraphic Qur’an, the result of a collaboration of scholars from al-Azhar University, and European specialists. The aim of the Muscat Electronic Mushaf is to allow universal access to capture calligraphic traditions of the Arabic script.

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