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Ibn Muqlah Abu Ali Muhammad Ibn Ali

Birth:886

Death:940

Calligrapher. One of the most celebrated calligrapher of the Abbasid age during 950-1258. He replaced the angular Kufi style by inventing Naskhi - script that is rounded and curved. This style was mostly used for copying the Qur'an. Ibn Muqlah was born in Baghdad. He was a Wazir for three times, but was sentenced to life imprisonment due to political intrigues and died in prison.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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