Our Story

The
beginning

Bustan Khat, which literally means The Garden of Calligraphy, began in the year 2012 as a space for aspiring and certified calligraphers to come together to practise Islamic calligraphy. Believing in “together we can do so much more,” our founder, Nasrullah, wanted Bustan Khat to be a platform that unites Singaporean calligraphers and that supports them in their growth as professional calligraphy artists.

from a gathering to a businesS

Motivated by the increasing public interest in Islamic calligraphy and the desire to create a platform where calligraphers can practise their art professionally, Nasrullah decided to take a leap of faith. In early 2016, he registered Bustan Khat as a business entity and changed its name to The Bustan Khat.

In the same year, Nasrullah built his team with three full-time staff members. All three of his full-time staff members, including himself, are certified calligraphers who had undergone formal training in Islamic calligraphy and who are also graduates of the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.

The Present

FOCUSING ON CONTENT & MATERIALS

We always want to improve. As we move forward, we aim to provide you with more useful and credible content on Islamic calligraphy through our blog. We also commit ourselves to producing high quality artworks by using only materials that can stand the test of environment. The materials that we use, such as our acid-free paper, will help to ensure your art piece lasts for a longer period of time.

EXPLORING CALLIGRAPHY FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

As part of our renewed vision and strategy, we hope to improve our relationships with you and bring you into the world of Islamic calligraphy with us. This is where Lines & Rhythm comes in. Serving as an extra wing for The Bustan Khat, Lines & Rhythm allows you to see Islamic calligraphy in a different light and interpret it in ways that relate to your unique life experiences.