‘Love for the Prophet’ Exhibition Opens in Istanbul

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An exhibition of Islamic art and calligraphy never before revealed to the public, “Aşk-ı Nebi: Doğumunun 1443. Yılında Hz. Peygamber” (Love for the Prophet in the 1443rd year of his birth), opened at Topkapı Palace in Istanbul with an event on Tuesday, presenting what its organizers say is the “most important classical Islamic artwork in the world to date.

The exhibition features Qurans, hadiths (sayings and teachings of the Prophet), pages of calligraphy, calligraphic Hilye-i Şerif (written descriptions of the Prophet) and other calligraphic artwork from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

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