AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ROYAL ARCHITECT OF LAHORE
NAMELY USTAD ABDUR RAHMAN SON OF IBRAHEEM MIMAR
Hardly any names from this century known to us
Craftsmen were very fond of writing their own copies of Quran. Many Qurans of architects, artists, etc are known. Their trade delved in line work and calligraphy, and they learnt the same first hand at their homes and their tutors.
Very few names of architects of Lahore of the 18th century are known. This is unique copy of a golden Quran written at Darul Sultanat Lahore. The date is effaced or so, but it can easily be seen as that of being a MIMAR COPY of the Quran. We share unique images for the world related to the heritage of our city of Lahore. Ustad Abdur Rahman Mimar can be credited with the Mughal buildings of Lahore of this period, including the Golden Mosque of Lahore. Enjoy!