According to Alt.Muslim, one of the world’s greatest traditional Islamic artists lives in Arlington, Virginia. Mohamed Zakariya is a calligrapher, and he maintains a terrific site of his own about the history of his art. The good editors of Alt.Muslim note that that calligraphy provides an excellent common ground between numerous faiths, and call our attention to an exhibit, “Writing the Sublime,” that features Zakariya’s work alongside that of a noted Torah scribe and Karen Gorst, a Christian manuscript illuminator who seems ready for one of those “last man in town who can whittle worth a damn” kind of profiles. Read more about how to write beautifully.