"The Prophet" (2021)
One of Six Exclusive Paintings from the Dark for Light Series
There are some matters in this Surah relating to the prophetic missions of the messengers of Allah, their admonitions, their tidings as well as the prayers of Hadrat-i-’Ibrahim (as). Layers of textured resin under velvety black paint creates a chaotic backdrop in this painting, contrasting with the beauty of gold leaf and perfection of arabic lettering in the Quran.
The messages entrusted to our Prophets were of hope. justice, humanity and faith. The Meccan people were gifted a text that entrusted them with safeguarding the truth and gave hope to a world in turmoil. To deliver this message our prophets suffered hardships, isolation and the calamities of this world but the message they delivered to us is timeless. The message of hope given by Islam is important not only for those who are in desperate need but for those also who have resources to facilitate as reward is guaranteed for them in the life after death.
لٓر ۚ كِتَـٰبٌ أَنزَلْنَـٰهُ إِلَيْكَ لِتُخْرِجَ ٱلنَّاسَ مِنَ ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَٰطِ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْحَمِيدِ
ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِى لَهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ
"Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that you might bring mankind out of darknesses into the light by permission of their Lord – to the path of the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy -
Allah, to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth"
Created with oil paints and gel mediums, this painting consists of layers of genuine 22k Gold Leaf on textured canvas and Sterling Silver Leaf ink. Charcoal and watercolor mediums are also present under layers of gesso.
30x40 inches with 2 inch thick, Gallery wrapped borders
Arrives pre-wired and ready to hang with a Certificate of Authenticity and relevant documents via First Class Air Mail
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