Radiance of Gratitude (2017) | Print of Original Painting
Radiance of Gratitude
Authentic Print of my Original Painting from my 2017 Collection.
This powerful Ayaat from Surah Ibrahim reads:
وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ
And remember! Your Lord caused to be declared: If ye are grateful, I will add more unto you.
— (Holy Qur’an, 14:5-7)
Islam teaches that God is bounteous, merciful, loving, providing and infinitely gracious. Should not the Muslim then live his or her life from a place of confidence, certainty and gratitude? This painting was my humble attempt to covey my gratefulness and depict a form of art used for centuries to beautify the name of Allah. My working progress on this piece was truly a labor of love, inspired by the delicate art of illumination and Persian Islamic art. Each motif and detail is an original sketch.