About the Art
Title: The Gardens of Paradise
Size : 600mm X 760mm
Medium: Acrylic mixed media with Arabic Calligraphy gold leafed on canvas
Allah لفظ الجلالة mentions in the Quran: “وَرَبَّكَ فَكَبِّرْ"
“SO DECLARE THE GREATNESS ONLY OF YOUR LORD”
This ayah appears in Surah Mudathir. It is one of the miracles of Quran wherein the Arabic letters of the two words are mirror images of each other.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ mentioned that Jannah is comprised of the following: “Bricks of gold and silver, and mortar of fragrant musk, pebbles of pearl and sapphire, and soil of saffron.....” yet in another hadith He ﷺ also mentioned that Jannah was barren.
What is amazing is that when one contemplates on this ayah of Quran then one understands that one needs to sow that land with flowers, palaces, etc. The belief in Tauheed, praising, thanking and magnifying of Allah لفظ الجلالة, performing of righteous actions, trials and tribulations, all with the permission of Allah contributes to the attaining of Jannah ...
About the Artist
Self taught with a few courses alhamdulillah, led to me fulfilling my passion to become an artist. I won a design competition and later taught art at the Tshwane Muslim school as well as at The Shehnaz Suliman School of Art for little kids. Exhibitions were held at the Pretoria Art Museum, the Pretoria art association and the Centurian art association.