06 Apr Blog: ‘Longread: Citi Yousoff’s spiritual journey and the arts of divine calligraphy and graceful indifference’
Blog by David Kloos at leidenislamblog.nl about Citi Yousoff from Malaysia, one of the very few female calligraphers with an ijazah (a traditional licence) and her spiritual journey.
The loss of her daughter spurred Citi Yousoff onto a spiritual journey. It led her to study calligraphy with the renowned master Hasan Çelebi. Today she is one of the very few female calligraphers with an ijazah, a traditional licence. What drives her? And how does she view her position?
Image: Citi Yousoff, “The Word of God the Greatest”. Ink on Ahar paper, 2019.