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Calligraphy word, "Al-Khafid" (Name #23) - "Al-Khafid": Al-Khaid, the Abaser, Allah is al-Khaafid, al-Raafi (the Exalter). He abases the kuffaar by making their lives miserable and keeping them away from Him, and He raises His close friends by drawing them close to Him and making them happy. He alternates things amongst His slaves, so He humiliates some people and makes them insignificant and takes away their pride, and He raises others by causing them to inherit the authority and land of the former. All of these words are true, and they are included in the meaning of al-Khaafid, al-Raafi. Reference in Quran: When that which must come to pass at last comes to pass, there will be nought that could give the lieto its having come to pass, abasing some, exalting others.Al-Waqi'ah 56:103. I took little inspiration from the movement and harmony of Arabic Scripts for writing like khat e diwani, Khat e diwani jeli and Riqa diwani. This cursive style developed during the reign of the early Ottoman Turks (16th century ). It was invented by Housam Roumi. It was labeled the Diwani script because it was used in the Ottoman diwan. If we see overall painting then writing style is contemporary. Writing is composed with Islamic motives which are used in Islamic architecture.They are based on curving and branching vegetal forms. But some of them have foliage and linear geometric patterns in a single design, and some purely abstract . The floral designs have evolved into beautiful and highly complex patterns. I tried to use arabesque color palette in motifs but in few options color palette is inspired from contemporary colors. In mostly paintings square and round motives are used as a "nukta". Some time text is readable sometime not.

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acrylic paints

Calligraphy 70 (2017)

$3,500

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This artwork is sold by Mawra Tahreem from Canada

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