Hasan Riza - Used to write, if not the best, definitely one of the top 10 mushafs. I do not understand how he could write all that and barely have to recut his kalams. Subanallah, they were so much better than us.
Top: Surat 78 Mursalat (The Announcement), an early Meccan sura, usual numbering of these verses are 37-40: "Lord of the heavens & the earth & all in between them, the Benevolent One whom none will be able to address the day the spirit & the angels stand in ranks & none will speak except whoever God permits & who says what's right." (Thomas Cleary trans). Heading for Surat 79 Nazi'at (The Snatchers) v.1-2. (Audrey Shabbas)
A CALLIGRAPHER'S DIPLOMA (IJAZA) GIVEN BY A COLLEGE OF MASTERS TO 'ABD AL-LATIF AL-TAFFI,OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1264/1847-48 AD Arabic manuscript on paper,arranged with four superposed panels of text,the first with a line of large elegant black thuluth script at top,a panel of three lines of naskh script below, a panel of three lines of thuluth script below,the signatures of the masters in a panel of five lines of naskh script at the bottom,each illuminated in gold and polychrome
This ijaza, or diploma of competency in Arabic script calligraphy, was written by 'Ali Ra'if Efendi in In the two lowermost panels appear the signed approvals of two master calligraphers, Mustafa al-Halimi and Husayn Hamid.