The Islamic Font of Choice: The Arabic is the world’s oldest known typing language and one of the most widely used. This is not a surprise considering the fact that the Arabic language is the most spoken language in the globe. However, the Arab culture is also one of the most influential and prolific types of cultures in the world. For this reason, a wide variety of scripts are available for use in Islamic fonts including the Latin, Russian, Thai, and Kenyan fonts. These scripts range in size from very small to very large indeed depending on the actual intended purpose or usage. Many modern fonts for Islamic calligraphy utilize these script types to convey their meanings and values more effectively.
The Use of Modern Scripts in Islamic Calligraphy: Although calligraphy fonts have been around for centuries, many modern designers have revived classic Arabic fonts for contemporary uses in Islamic scripts. Many modern designers have incorporated modern technology into their work so that we have an abundance of choice when it comes to the use of script typefaces in Islamic lettering. Just as there are a variety of scripts, there are a number of different design styles available to create fonts that are suitable for use in Islamic lettering. Two of the most popular script styles are the Slim Lines script style font and the Arabic script style font. Both styles share certain characteristics that are functional and appropriate for Islamic scripts while being aesthetically pleasing and eye-catching.
These Islamic fonts are very convenient to use. They come with various sizes, styles, and weights so that they will look right on any type of computer or paper that you are using. When designing an Islamic banner or sign, it is important to be aware of the fact that Arabic is largely influenced by the Arabic language and culture, and so Arabic fonts should convey the same tone. Again, Arabic fonts are widely available as both serif and sans-serif versions and are usually designed to appear similarly to Latin alphabets. However, there are now many Arabic fonts which do not look like Arabic alphabets at all, thus losing the necessary ‘al’ in Arabic letters. Most Arabic font families have had their origins developed in the Arabic language and so have evolved into uniquely different forms. This is another reason why it is advisable to use Arabic based fonts, rather than latin-based ones.
Islamic Arabic Fonts
Introducing Khodijah, brand new display font in Arabic style. Designed with a digital flat-pen and gothic typography technique which gives the elegant looks of the letters.
This font also adopted from the Hijaiyah letters that highly usable for any Islamic or Mid-east content. Perfect for Book covers, poster, flyer, banner, t-shirt, logo, branding, and other advertising needs. Khodijah has OpenType features such as alternates, swashes, and ligatures that you can access them from the software which has an open-type panel.
2. Foda Kufi
Foda Kufi is a Arabic modern Kufi typeface with a touch of historical and Islamic styles, consists of 6 weights: 4 main fonts and two Extra weights for decorations.
Greetings! Introducing Mustopha, the brand new Arabic font, inspired by Latin classic handwriting and Arabic letters called ‘hijaiyah’. The letterforms designed by a combination of Carolingian typography which visualizes a humanism feel and the Arabic calligraphy that mostly showing decorative with the long-swash of the letters.
Kufica is a geometric sans serif display family based on the kufic style, a 7th century calligraphic form of the Arabic script originates from Kufa, Iraq. It’s quite amazing that a historic Arabic calligraphic style can be implemented into a modern (even futuristic!) typeface that serves so well in modern advertising, branding, packaging, posters and so on. Kufica family comes in 2 weights with italics, each of the fonts has solid language support with over 430 glyphs.
Aljameela is a script typeface that has a rounded corner style with unique, simple and easy characteristics.
Aljameela inspired from the shape of building of the Muslim Culture that is dominated by curved and rounded shapes like the pillars and domes of a mosque.
Aljameela is very recommended and perfect for graphic designs that use a script typeface. It is like tagline, book cover, book text, posters, signature styles, titles, postmodern designs, web design, logos, branding, advertising, posters, invitations and more.
6. Ramadhan Vibes – Display Arabic
Ramadhan Vibes Font Suitable for any graphic designs such as branding materials, t-shirt, print, business cards, logo, poster, t-shirt, photography, quotes, coffe shop.etc
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7. Barokah Ramadhan
Barokah Ramadhan is script font inspired by arabic alphabet / calligraphy,come with alternate and multilingual features.This font very suitable for your arabic stylish design.
8. Sabana – Arabic Font
Sabana, an arabic style typography that is suitable for ramadan project. The feels of Islamic characters of this font will be great for your project. It must be perfect for Ramadan Kareem greeting card and it’s kind.
Kufiz which gets influence from the engravings of the Ottoman art and Rumi ornamentations, is an adaptation of the refinement of the period to the modern typography.
10. FF Falafel
The font is ideally suited for advertising and packaging, festive occasions, film and tv as well as software and gaming.
11. Brianna Qasim Beautiful Calligraphy Font
Brianna Qasim is a beautiful calligraphy font with a unique style. It’s perfect for adding a graceful feel to any design project.
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Built in 1930 – 1935 by Dutch architect Wolff Schoemaker, the Swarha Islamic Building was originally used as a lodging for the honoured guest country and the journalists for Asia-Africa Conference in 1955. This building has an important role as one of Bandung historical art deco heritage, with the art deco typefaces styles on it’s singage in this building, giving it a more classic west and east taste. This typefaces was inspired by the Swarha Building characteristic itself with its solid construction and dynamic, by adding classic taste on each characters. Available in two styles, Neue and Rounded represents the classic architectural Swarha Islamic Building styles with tropical Bandung Art Deco taste.
13. Rakhisa – cartoon faux arabic font
Rakhisa took the ethnic look of arabic symbol and then, adding some bold and cartoony shape in it. The readability is so good, while keeping it’s middle east vibe, and also huge smile and joy in it. Suit perfectly for website headline, poster, traveling magazine, magazine, children books, kids games, and so on.
14. Faux Arabic
Based on Arabic calligraphic script, this simulation font includes upper and lower case Western alphabets, numerals, basic punctuation and several ligatures, as well as the Islamic crescent symbol and a typical Arabic geometric design.
15. Tharwat – Arabic looking font
Tharwat took the ethnic look of arabic symbol and embrace it with solidity of sans-serif font. The readability is so good, while keeping it’s middle east vibe. Suit perfectly for website headline, poster, traveling magazine, magazine, and so on.
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16. TE Alnaskh Quraan
It is known as the Alnaskh Quraan Font for its extensive use in the copying and transmission of books because it helps the writer to write more quickly than any other font since the Islamic times and then Alnaskh Quraan font wrote the “Quran”And the advantages of Alnaskh Quraan font are clarifying the letters and show their beauty and splendor.
17. TE Naskh
It is known as the Naskh Font for its extensive use in the copying and transmission of books because it helps the writer to write more quickly than any other font since the Islamic times and then Naskh font wrote the “Quran”.
18. TE Heading
It is known as the THARWAT M EMARA HEADING (NASKH) Font for its extensive use in the copying and transmission of books because it helps the writer to write more quickly than any other font since the Islamic times and then THARWAT M EMARA HEADING(NASKH) font wrote the “HEADING”
Castile is a central region of Spain that formed the core of the Kingdom of Castile, under which Spain was united in the 15th and 16th centuries. “Castile” is a Kufic modern Arabic typeface. It is suitable for books’ covers, advertisement light boards, and titles in magazines and newspapers. It is very distinctive when used in black and white printout. It decorates colored pages and makes artworks more attractive. This font comes in three different weights.
20. Marhaban Ramadhan
Marhaban Ramadhan is an arabic style font. Comes with arabic character letters look. This font very usable for designing all kind of graphics design related to Islamic Contents. Marhaban Ramadhan font is suitable for branding, logotype, apparel, T-shirt, Hoodie, product packaging, quotes, flyer, poster, book cover, advertising, etc.
Alfarooq is the most widely known epithet for the Islamic figure Umar ibn al-Khattab (c. 586 – 644) who was a leading companion and an adviser to the Islamic prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who later became the second Muslim Caliph after Muhammad’s death (pbuh) in 632. Muslims widely know Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) as Alfarooq (i.e., he who knows and distinguishes between truth and falsehood).
Alfarooq is a unique, wide, and headline Arabic display typeface. The main trait of this typeface is the novel design of its letters’ tails and its dots which renders it as one of the modern stylish typefaces used for headlines and titles. This can be noticed in different letters such as Ain, Ghain, Jeem, Khah, Seen, Sheen, and others. In addition, Alfarooq font has an Arabic character set which supports Arabic, Persian, Kurdish, and Urdu letters and numerals with a limited range of specific Arabic ligatures. This typeface comes in two ultra-bold styles (i.e., Alfarooq and Alfarooq-Pro) and more than 430 distinctive glyphs with a single weight for each style.
22. Abdo Rajab
Abdo Rajab is the second version of the font FS Rajab which was designed by the type designer Abdulsamiea Rajab Salem for Future Soft company fonts. It is a leading company in Arabization field and producing the Arabic and Islamic programs beside the children programs. This font appeared between 1998 and 2000.
23. Abdo Salem
Abdo Salem is the second version of the font FS_Salem which was designed by the type designer Abdulsamie Rajab Salem for Future Soft company fonts. It is a leading company in Arabization field and producing the Arabic and Islamic programs beside the children programs. This font appeared between 1998 and 2000. The combination of modern Kufi and Naskh styles and varying between straight and curved parts made it a beautiful typeface appropriate to the titles and text, and able to meet the desire of the user in the design of ads and modern designs of various types of audio and visual.
Jazm is an Arabetic typeface design with connected glyphs.
Jazm was the earliest, pre-Islamic, script style of the modern Arabic script, before branching into Kufi and Naskh styles. The initial script had a lot less, position-dependent shapes and ligatures, and was not strictly connected. It occasionally included minuscule dots to distinguish identical shapes.
This font family design is a modern visualization by the designer of the historical Jazm letter shapes following the guidelines of the Mutamathil Taqlidi type style with one glyph for every basic Arabic Unicode character or letter, as defined in Unicode Standards, and one additional final form glyph for each Arabic letter that can connect with other letters from both sides in traditional cursive Arabic strings
The Saihat font is inspired by Arabic or Middle Eastern style calligraphy. This font is made with Latin characters so that it can be read internationally which does not have to be able to read Arabic characters. This font is perfect for Middle Eastern or Muslim designs. In addition, the Saihat font can also be used for other decorative design concepts.
26. Aidil Fitri
Aidil Fitri is a modern script font. It has a neat shape and is beautiful to read. It is look gorgeous for making logo, branding, product packaging, signage, clothes, business card, and promotion product.
Karolie | Elegant Script Font with a calligraphy style, So beautiful on invitation like greeting cards, branding materials, business cards, quotes, posters, and more!
“Nusaibah” is a modern, geometric, and headline Arabic display typeface. The main trait of this typeface is the novel symmetrical design of its letters which renders it as one of the modern stylish typefaces used for headlines and titles. This is can be noticed in its letters such as “Theh”, “Jeem”, “Ain”, “Sheen”, and others. Moreover, “Nusaibah” font has a character set which supports Arabic, Persian, Urdu, and Latin letters and numerals with a limited range of specific Arabic and Latin ligatures. This font comes in two weights (i.e., regular and bold) with nearly 643 distinctive glyphs.
29. SF Old South Arabian
Old South Arabian Script (OSA) was used before the Islamic era not only in the southwest corner of the Arabian Peninsula, but actually in
the entire Peninsula. In addition, samples of OSA have been found as far as Uruk in Mesopotamia, Delos in Greece, and Giza in Egypt. Archaeological finds show that as far back as
the 8th century BCE, OSA was used in trade, religious writing, and in civil records. Following the spread of Islam in Yemen, the decline of OSA began in the 7th century CE as it was
gradually supplanted by Arabic script.
It is known as the Hafs Quraan Font for its extensive use in the copying and transmission of books because it helps the writer to write more quickly than any other font since the Islamic times and then Alnaskh Quraan font wrote the “Quran”And the advantages of Alnaskh Quraan font are clarifying the letters and show their beauty and splendor.