Item Number: 701
۩ Subject: Ayat al-Kursi in Thuluth script
۩ Edition: Limited High Quality Lithograph
۩ Calligrapher: Mumtaz Durdu
۩ Size: 40 x 54 cm
Rumi's Garden is proud to present the contemporary traditional Islamic calligraphy of
Mumtaz Durdu from Turkey. Durdu was born in Tirebolu in 1958. He finished primary and middle school education in Zonguldak. He hold a university education from Ankara. From the tender age of high school, Mumtaz Durdu was intrigued by the science of Islamic calligraphy, and once in Ankara, he sought out ways to study the sacred art. He learned nesih and sülüs scripts from Hasan Çelebi, and in 1995 obtained his professional license from the master.
Durdu's work has participated in numerous international group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. He currently resides in Istanbul's Kocamustafapasa district.
The verses of Ayat al-Kursi, on this poster, translates to:
Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave ? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.