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Lecture 6.

VCL 155

MANUSCRIPTS
Spreading of ISLAM to the Malay
Archipelago

After the Prophet
Muhammad died
Various writing styles
& the creation of
rahl
Decoration
@
illumination
Safavid
Period
In Malay World






The Advent of Islam to
Southeast Asia

- Generally 3 major
theories Islam arose to
Southeast Asia:

- From Arab Land
- From India
- From China





THE CONCEPT of BEAUTY
Something beautiful that brings blessing
barakah
Something that is beautiful also means
perfection
The core of Islamic art is the knowledge and faith. A Muslim
artists must to have information related to the language of
art before creating a piece of artwork
Qadi Ahmad, Maulana Sultan Ali.outlines eight
principles and description of the design to produce
good writing

The outward aspects of writing consists of the
fundamental (usul) and the shape (tartib), whereas
the arrangement (tartib) consists of setting (kursi)
and proportions (nisbat). After these exists the
ascent and the descent, the shamra also plays its
part and is accepted

Glorifying a sacred of the Quran
The art of illumination for
manuscript, the most interesting is
MUWAJJAH sheet.

MUWAJJAH or frontispiece is the
first sheet and fully decorated

This frontispiece also known as
rosette or medallion

Together with the element of Light
or SHAMS
COLOR
FORMAT
FORMAT WITH
FULLY
DECORATED
A MARGIN DIVIDED BY
TENDRIL MOTIF SULUR
DECORATION RAGAM HIAS AL-QURAN IN
MALAY WORLD
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Thank Yousee you in the next
chapter.