Light upon Light
Title: Light upon Light, 2022
Size: 100 x 50 cm
Inspiration: This painting is a glofirication of the Nur of Allah (SWT). It includes the use of heavy textures and found objects. The movement and direction symbolise the presence of the Nur of Allah within all things.
It is inspired by the Verse of Nur, the meaning of which is:
Allah (SWT) is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His light is, as it were, that of a niche containing a lamp; the lamp is [enclosed] in glass, the glass [shining] like a radiant star: [a lamp] lit from a blessed tree – an olive-tree that is neither of the east nor of the west the oil whereof [is so bright that it] would well-nigh give light [of itself] even though fire had not touched it: light upon light! Allah (SWT) guides unto His light him that wills [to be guided]; and [to this end] Allah (SWT) propounds parables unto men, since Allah (SWT) [alone] has full knowledge of all things.