Arabic : نسخ nasḫ/nasḵ; also known as NASKHI or
by its Turkish name NESIH) is a specific calligraphic style for
writing in the
Arabic alphabet , thought to have been invented by the
Ibn Muqlah Shirazi (Persian : ابن مقلهٔ
شیرازی). The root of this
Arabic term nasakh-a (نسخ)
means "to copy". It either refers to the fact that it replaced its
Kufic script, or that this style allows faster copying of
texts. With small modifications, it is the style most commonly used
Arabic , Persian , Pashto and Sindhi languages.
This type of script was derived from
Thuluth by introducing a number
of modifications resulting in smaller size and greater delicacy. It is
written using a small, very fine pen known as a cava pen , which makes
the script eminently suitable for use in book production. Naskhi was
used in copying Qur\'ans , Delails, En-ams and Hadiths . It was also
used in commentaries on the
Tafsir ) and in collections of
Divan ). It was and is a very widely used form of script.
Naskh, along with Ta\'liq , is also famous for giving rise to the
Nasta\'līq script , the script used for writing
Urdu , Persian ,
Punjabi , Kashmiri , and sometimes Pashto and Uyghur .
Computers typically use Naskh or a Naskh-like script, for instance:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (the bismillah ).
* Ruqʿah (the cursive
Urdu , other
Arabic keyboard layouts
National Language Authority
* ^ "Qur\'an Carpet Page; al-Fatihah".
World Digital Library .
Retrieved 28 February 2013.
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