[Gran Mezquita de Sheikh (Jeque) Zayed, Abu Dhabi. Los 99 nombres de Alá en escritura cúfica, iluminados.] - [*- Kufic = Cúfico: una forma angular primitiva del alfabeto árabe encontrada principalmente en las inscripciones decorativas.] - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi. The 99 names of Allah in Kufic script - illuminated.
Islamic motifs are mainly geometric and mathematical. In Arabic countries a distinctive decorative style called zillij uses purpose-made ceramic shapes that are further worked by hand to allow them to fit together perfectly to cover a surface. The practice of zillij dates back to the 11th century. The lines of Moroccan geometry are straight as opposed to the curved lines used in Middle Eastern art traditions.