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Ummul Quran

Ummul Quran - Rashida Art

Ummul Quran

Inspiration:
This is the second painting as part of my “Faith in Indigo” series. This series is inspired by the 9th century Fatimid manuscript - The Blue Quran, featuring deep blue and antique gold tones.
I chose to paint the Fatiha, the first Chapter in the Quran, also been referred to “The mother of the Quran”. The Fatiha is a comprehensive summary of the Holy Book, starting off with praise and thanks to Allah. It is also known as the cure to all diseases. In particular here, I will emphasise the spiritual diseases which plague us today; grief, sadness, anxiety, jealousy, laziness, envy, anger, selfishness, complaint, discontentment and resentment, just to name a few. The frequent recitation of this chapter serves as a cure and treatment to all these diseases and more. It is a true testament to the verse: “Ala bithikrillahi tatma innal quloob” (Indeed in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find contentment) 13:28