The art of Ruq’ah Script

September 19, 2023 6:00 pm

Hosted by Rabih Yehya.

Ruqʿah is the most common type of handwriting in the Arabic script. It is known for its clipped letters composed of short, straight lines and simple curves, as well as its straight and even lines of text. It was probably derived from the Thuluth and Naskh styles.
Unlike other types of calligraphy, Ruqʿah is not considered as an art form. Instead, it is a functional style of writing that is quick to write and easy to read. Every literate Ottoman was expected to be able to use the ruqʿah. The participants will then learn and practice writing the alphabet using the Ruq’ah script and create a typography based visual composition with the guidance of the artist.