Why is calligraphy so respected by Muslims?

Calligraphy was so respected by Muslims because they used it to write the Qur'an. The Qur'an told of the prophet Muhammad, his Night Journey, verses, and messages from the angel Gabriel. The Muslims felt that only beautiful writing like calligraphy was suited to record the words of Allah (God). Because of this calligraphers were the most highly respected people in the Muslim world.