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CALLIGRAPHY

The word Hüsn-i hat, means “art of writing”. As a merit, however, it means to write the Islamic inscriptions with aesthetic concern. The Holy Hadith which can be translated as "Allah is beautiful and loves beauty" is a good indication that reveals what the point of view of a person should be of an object. Attention paid to the fact that everything that exists in human life is beautiful, is a valid goal for a conscientious person.

From the beginning, Islamic inscriptions has been developed with great care and vigor from generation to generation to the level of fine arts. The Ottomans, as well as all the fine arts, have shown a special interest in the art of writing, and calligraphers have enjoyed special compliments of the sultans. Even during the time of Bayezid II, the calligrapher Sheikh Hamdullah (d. 1520) began to work on the Yakut inscriptions in an office designated for him in the palace treasury with the suggestion of the sultan to form an Ottoman calligraphy style. Especially in the types of thuluth and naksh inscriptions, elements of beauty were revealed during this period of the Ottoman Empire.

The proportion and symmetry of letters, in other words their ideal measure, mastery in penmanship, and strength and pertinacity in the lining of the letters are among the typical characteristics of the Ottoman calligraphy school. The saying “Quran was descended in Mecca, was read in Egypt, and was written in Istanbul” is nothing but a surrender of a right.

Jalî Thuluth

First Prize

Muhammed Nuri ÇELİKKAYA

Istanbul

Sevim ŞİRİKÇİ

Jali Talik

Istanbul

Ahmad Ali NAMAZİ

Thuluth

Istanbul

Jalî Thuluth

Second Prize

Salim HAMİDİ

Istanbul

Salim HAMİOĞLU

Jali Talik

Istanbul

Şahryanşah SİRAJUDDİN

Thuluth

Istanbul

Jalî Thuluth

Third Prize

Teguh PRASTIO

Indonesia

Züleyha ÖZTÜRK

Jali Talik

İstanbul

Mustafa Ukkaşe Ahmed VEZİRİ

Thuluth

Egypt

Jalî Thuluth

Mansion Prize

Abdulbaki BIN ABU BAKAR

Malaysia

Teguh PRASTIO

Malaysia

Jali Talik

Mehmet Hakan ÖZSARAÇ

Şeyma Akyüz İSMAİLOĞLU

Samsun

Istanbul

Thuluth

Abdelmohsen Mohammed
Abdelmohsen Atta Nassar.

Egypt

Tahraoı MONIR

Cezâir

Jalî Thuluth

Exhibition Prize

İhab Garib Osman Abdullah Bedir

Egypt

Saman Abdulhalek
ÇADER

Irak

Jali Talik

Abdülcelil ULEYYAN

Samsun

Abdullah EREN

Samsun

Istanbul

Thuluth

Ahmed Lamen ZAEDİ

Istanbul

Emine UZUN

Istanbul

Calligraphy

SPECIFICATION

  • Hüsn- i Hat contest will be organized in three categories. 1- Jalî Thuluth, 2-Thuluth, 3- Talik and Jalî Talik

  • The works participating to the competition shall have original piling and line designs.

  • The width of the pen mouth shall not be larger than 3 mm for Sülüs and Talik; and not larger than 9mm for Celi Sülüs and Celi Talik.

  • The scripts will be written in black ink, on sized paper suitable for calligraphy; they should be written in accordance with the rules of traditional calligraphy

  • The scripts will be written in black ink, on sized paper suitable for calligraphy; they should be written in accordance with the rules of traditional calligraphy

  • There shall be no ornaments and no signatures on the script; the place or line for the signature will be empty.

  • The script papers shall be delivered without framing, without being affixed to any material, between two cardboard boxes, so as not to be broken.

  • Works that do not comply with the general conditions of participation and the above conditions, those with spelling errors and artifacts not delivered on time shall be excluded from the competition.

  • One of the following texts will be selected as script. Any additions other than text will not be made. Works written as müsennâ (in layers) will not be accepted.

  • Texts:

  • 1-Celî Sülüs Text :

    Meaning: Whoever kills someone not as a respond to someone killed or not against the corruption on earth will seem to have killed all people. (Maide 5/ part of Verse 32)

    2-Sülüs Text:

    Meaning: 1.Ey Muhammad! Indeed We have given you a clear victory. 2. Allah thus forgives your past and future sins, completes the blessing which is upon you, and brings you into the right path.
    3. It helps you in a way that no one can afford. 4. He is the one who puts trust in the heart of the believers so that they can increase their faith more and more. The armies in the heavens and in the earth belong to God. God knows, He dominates. 5-He will permanently put the women and men believers into heavens where the rivers pass through and cover their evil deeds. That is the great salvation in the presence of God (Fetih/48 verses 1-5)

    3-Celî Talik Text:

    Meaning: All the states find the success of salvation in this noteworthy statement If you want peace, be ready for war (From Abdülhak Molla)

    4-Talik Text:

    Meaning: That storm is Turkish army my God This is the army that dies for you my God So that the azan can announce your proven reputation Let them win because it is the last army of Islam


Calligraphy

JURIES

  • Ali Toy

  • Savaş Çevik

  • Fuat Başar

  • Davud Bektaş

  • Tahsin Kurt

  • Cevad Huran

  • Süleyman Berk

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