Arabic Calligraphy Nastaleeq and Shekasteh Nastaleeq Style:

Nastaʿlīq (also anglicized as Nastaleeq) from Naskh and Taleeq is one of the main script styles used in writing the Perso-Arabic script, and traditionally the predominant style in Persian calligraphy. It was developed in Iran in the 8th and 9th centuries. Although it is used to write Arabic-language text (where it is known as Farsi and is mainly used for titles and headings), its use has always been more popular in the Persian, Turkic and Urdu sphere of influence of influence. Nastaleeq has extensively been (and still is) practiced in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan for written poetry and as a form of art.

Nastaleeq is amongst the most fluid calligraphy styles for the Arabic script. It has short verticals with no serifs, and long horizontal strokes.