Calligraphy Artist Paints Quran Verses

April 28, 2001

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On April 28, 2001, The Houston Chronicle reported on Warris Mahmud, a calligraphy artist, who paints verses from the Quran, Islam's holy book in colorful paints. "Calligraphy has been an important art form in the Islamic world, said Suna Umari...'The emphasis is on the beauty of the language and the beauty of the way the language looks, and it helps people transcend their everyday life.'"