In a Daze
12x24 Several geometric pattern is used in this design. Each star was designed separately with a compass and a ruler. This piece took me the longest time to draw dues to several patterns. 12x24
A perfect Prayer
12x16" Another inspirational poetry by Allama Iqbal meaning, "Maybe it is the land of some other world; that you take as the sky of your own world"
Ishq aur Ilm
14x20 "Passion can light a fire, though passion alone may not engulf the beloved. Knowledge is the child of the book, Love is the mother of the book" Poetry by Allama Iqbal Knowledge is important for understanding; it is love that lights up the heart.The fruit of knowledge is love of the Divine.
Above and Beyond
29"x19" How beautiful is this verse. Making us think beyond our capacity. "Thy abode is not on the dome of a royal palace; You are an eagle and should live on the rocks of mountains" Poetry verse by Allama Iqbal.
7.5"x50" This long drawing has a very simple yet very attractive design taking the eyes from up to down and vice versa.
19x30 “All praises and thanks be to God, the Lord of all the worlds. The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. The only Owner of the Day of Recompense. You alone we worship, and You alone we ask for help. Guide us to the straight Way. The way of those on whom You have bestowed Your grace, not of those who earned Your anger, nor of those who went astray.” Ameen Holy Quran 1:1-7 (Surah Fatiha)
10x32 Our Lord, and admit them to gardens of perpetual residence which You have promised them and whoever was righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their offspring. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. Quran 40:8
Beyond this World
2nd place winner at the Richardson Civic Art society 2017
2nd place winner at the IAA 2017
19x30 Quran 2:285-286
14x18 "O Allah, You are forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me."
"Our Lord, and admit them to gardens of perpetual residence which You have promised them and whoever was righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their offspring. Indeed, it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise." Quran 40:8 15"x15"
16x20 There is no god but Allah and Mohammad (PBUH) is His messenger".
11x14 Indeed, Allah is with those who fear Him and those who are doers of good. Quran 16:128
Imploring for Mercy
The artwork starts with the word "Rabanna" which means "my Lord", then the rest of the verse continues in a circular motion taking the eye of the viewer towards the whole drawing. " Our Lord, indeed we have believed, so forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of the fire." Quran 3:16 19x19"
12x24 "There is none worthy of worship besides You. Glorified are You. Surely I am from among the wrongdoers".
Trust in God
Allah is sufficient for me. There is none worthy of worship but Him. I have placed my trust in Him, and He is the Lord of the Majestic Throne. Prayer of Prophet Ibrahim (peace and blessings upon him), 22x30
Aim for the stars
16x16 Poetry by Allama Iqbal "Let the goals be as high as the Pleiades, Give us the Calm and poise of the shore, But the freedom of the sea"
13x17 "May the pious be happy with the paradise, All I desire is see Your countenance" "Though I am but a tiny heart I am so bold, To hear the praises is what I desire".
12x24 Bismillah in the top circle and then around it is Sura nasr. " When the victory of Allah has come and the conquest, And you see the people entering into the religion of Allah in multitudes, Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance. Quran-110
Language of Love
10x14 Poetry by Allama Iqbal, "Greed has split mankind into pieces, Become the statement of brotherhood; become the language of love".
14x18 "Our Lord, give us in this world that which is good and in the hereafter that which is good and protect us from the punishment of the fire"
12x16 "There is none worthy of worship besides You. Glorified are You. Surely I am from among the wrongdoers". La ilaha illa anta subhanaka innee kuntu minath thalimeen Prayer of Prophet Yunus (Jonah), peace be upon him. Quran 21:87.
7x18" In the name of Allah
An award winning piece at the 125 Plano Art Association 2015. It inscribes 4 chapters from the Holy Quran – 109, 112, 113 & 114. Keep looking and be mesmerized!
16x20 "My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for You are the best of those who show mercy." Quran 23:118
Creator of the Garden
“It is He who has brought into being gardens - the trellised and un-trellised - and the palm trees, and crops, all varying in taste, and the olive and pomegranates, all resembling one another and yet so different. Eat of their fruits when they come to fruition and pay His due on the day of harvesting. And do not exceed the proper limits, for He does not love those who exceed the proper limits.” Holy Quran 6:141 (Surah Al-Anaam)
A Perfect Prayer
14x18 "Lord, open my heart for me, and ease my task for me, and loosen the knot from my tongue, so that they might fully understand my speech." Prayer of Prophet Musa (Moses), peace be upon him. Quran 20:25-28
Gift from Treasure
16x20 Holy Quran 2:285-286 (Surah Baqara)
Time, an Illusion
16x20 “What was, has faded, what is, is fading, but of these words few can tell the worth: The time that is closest to you, is dearest to you” Urdu poetry by Allama Iqbal.
Narrow and tall, this artwork has soothing background and heavy motifs. A magnificent piece that brings tranquility to any ambience.
If I was a Candle
“May the world’s darkness disappear through the life of mine; may every place light up with the sparkling light of mine.” Urdu poetry by Allama Iqbal.
Reach for the sky
“This bluish heaven that people call sky, is nothing if you are daring enough; it is sky if it is above your head, if it is under your wings, it becomes earth.” Urdu poetry by Allama Iqbal. How amazing is this poetry, the perspective totally changes about the sky. At one point it seems so high that cannot be reached but then it turns into earth once we are in the sky. Everything is achievable we just need to believe.
The Verse of the Throne
16x20 The verse of the throne. Ayat-ul-Kursi Quran 2:225
16x20 Ayat Ul Kursi
Look into my Heart
14x14 Every leaf and every shrub here knows of my state. It is the flower that is unaware, but the entire garden knows.
A Prayer from the Heart
16x20 “Let love be selfless and truth fearless; Let our soul be flooded with light, make our hearts clear as crystal.” Urdu poetry by Allama Iqbal. A prayer for a more truthful world and for an enlightened heart.
“Our Lord, grant us from Yourself mercy and prepare for us from your affair right guidance.” Holy Quran 18:10 (Surah of the Cave)
11x14 “And be patient for the decision of your Lord, for indeed, you are in Our eyes.” Quran 52:48
Lost in Selflessness
12x22 “When I saw You, I lost all sense of self and separated me from my own identity” Poetry by Mir Taqqi Mir
14x18 HUm to fanaa ho gaye unki ankhien dekh ker na janay wo aina kaisay dekhtay hogay
Let the Love Begin
11x17 “Why do you wail at the beginning of love, wait till you see and see what unveils next” Poetry by Mir Taqqi Mir
Captivating motif with exquisite detailing. A wonderful piece to light up a small area. 8x10
18x24 There is no god but Allah and Mohammad (peace and blessings upon him) is His messenger.
My Only Provider
18x24 “And it is Allah who grants laughter and tears”. Holy Quran – 53:42 (Surah An-Najm)
11x14 Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of the Dawn, from anything harmful in Creation, from the evil of darkness as it spreads, from the evil of knotted spells, from the evil of the envier when he envies. Quran 113
Due of Ibrahim (P.B.U.H)
18x22 "My Lord, make me an establisher of prayer, and [many] from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication. Lord, forgive me and my parents and the believers the Day the account is established." Holy Quran 14:40-41
11x14 "The world which you create through your efforts and idea is yours, not these stones and bricks which you are aiming at"
Call of the Candle
11x14 “The blow of breath that gives me the message of death, by the same blow of breath your lip uses words to praise God”. Urdu poetry by Allama Iqbal.
Out of this World
18x24 "You are not for the Earth, nor are you for the skies; The whole world is for you but you are not made for the world". Poetry by Allama Iqbal
Love is Thy Answer
18x24 “Love is peace and permanence, love is life and death; Knowledge is the rising question, love is the hidden answer.” Urdu poetry by Allama Iqbal. I like the way love is considered a more honorable feeling than knowledge, by getting ourselves busy learning about the world we forget to feel the meaning of life.
The Divine Throne
16x20 The verse of the throne. Ayat-ul-Kursi Quran 2:225
18x30 Ya-Sin is a miracle of Quran and only Allah knows its meaning
My True Protector
16x20 "I begin in the name of Allah through whose name nothing in the earth and heavens can harm (me). And He is the All-Hearing, All-Knowing."
11x14 "Allah is sufficient for me. And He is the best guardian." Quran 3:173
After a Deep Slumber
18x24 “The dimness of the stars is evidence of the bright morning; The sun has risen over the horizon, the time of deep slumber has passed.” Urdu poetry by Allama Iqbal To me this verse of is about hope. It points to the brightness on the other side of the darkness.
18x24 “The blow of breath that gives me the message of death, by the same blow of breath your lip uses words to praise God”. Urdu poetry by Allama Iqbal. The candle is beautifully describing its fear of death by the breath of a human, and yet the human uses that same breath to praise his Creator.