Rayhani script

Reyhan or Rayḥānī (Arabic: ریحان‎) is one of the six canonical scripts of Perso-Arabic calligraphy. The word Reyhan means basil in Arabic and Persian. Reyhan is considered a finer variant of Muhaqqaq script, likened to flowers and leaves of basil.[1]

A Reyhan script from the 14th century.

Rayḥānī was developed during the Abbasid era by Ibn al-Bawwab.[2] Academic studies of have included analytical study of the technical characteristics of Yaqut al-Musta’simi's method. [3]


  1. ^ "معرفی خط ریحان". golestane.net. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. ^ الفخرو، إبراهيم بن يوسف (2015م). رحلة الخط العربي في ظلال المصحف الشريف (الطبعة الأولى). صفحة 100
  3. ^ Nassar Mansour Yaqut al-Musta’simi, Analytical Study of the Technical Characteristics of his Method in Rayhani Script, (in Arabic), 2018, Jordan Journal of History and Archaeology