Divine Breath

Medium & size: 20″x20″ oil & acrylic on canvas. “And remember when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo, I am creating a mortal out of potter’s clay of black mud altered. So, when I have made him and have breathed into him of My spirit do ye fall down, prostrating yourselves unto him .…

Aminata~Disamu

Medium & size: 24″x30″ oil & acrylic on canvas. To purchase prints, click here. “I was made to love three things from your world: women, and perfume, and the comfort of my eye is in prayer.” ~Prophet Muhammad (saw) “Paradise lies at the feet of Mothers.” ~Prophet Muhammad (saw) Description: in a dimension that is ruled…

Atoms’ KaBa

Medium & size: 24″x30″ oil & acrylic on canvas. To purchase prints click here. “And We have created above you seven paths, and We are never unmindful of creation”. ~23:17 Qur’an “And remember when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a mortal out of potter’s clay of black mud altered. So,…

Kemet Incandescence

  Description: I painted “Kemet Incandescence” for the album cover of “Ancestral Devotion” the new CD by Jazz musician Lonnie Plaxico. The piece was inspired from Africa’s ancient art that captures the spirituality of African culture, its reverence for the feminine principle and the sacredness of music. In experimenting with this different yet ancient genre of two…

Illumination at the Door

Illumination at the Door (24″ x 30″ oil & acrylic on canvas) “…And He is with you wheresoever ye may be…” ~ 57:4 Quran Description: the visual landscape of this painting came from this poem I composed about the culture of egolessness, love and contemplation which magnifies the quality of our life, of our overall…

On the Edge of Union

“And of everything We have created pairs” ~ 51:49 Quran Description: “On the Edge of Union” came out of this poem. This painting evokes the intertwining of opposite poles, which sustained by Love, leads to blissful flowing with The Divine. On the painting, the opposite poles are expressed through the feminine and masculine principles: the…

She, the Black Light

“She, the Black Light” 17″ x 22″ oil & acrylic on masonite panel. “Stand to pray all Night except a little, Half of it or a little less than that, or a little more. And recite the Qur’ân (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style for we shall charge thee with a word of…

Marundu’s Thousand Veils

Description: this piece was inspired from this poem. The “Veil” theme externally relates to the modesty of women, a custom that disturbs many materialists but which has been observed worldwide in many noble traditions for eons. Also there is a deeper meaning to the “Veil” theme here: unceasantly, the veils that conceal the mysteries of…

Al Fattah: The Opener

Description: I started working on this painting during Ramadan. “Al Fattah: The Opener” is one of the 99 sacred names of The Creator who opens hearts to His Favor and Grace, He illuminates the Universe and our being with mercy and love. I painted this sacred Name as the “opening” theme is always relevent to…

Sahelian Luminaries

“And follow not the bidding of those who are extravagant, who make mischief in the land, and mend not (their ways).” 26: 151-152 ~Qur’an “As for that Abode of the Hereafter We assign it unto those who seek not oppression in the earth, nor yet corruption. The sequel is for those who ward off (evil).…

Romance of the Worlds

“The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein, declare His glory: there is not a thing but celebrates His praise; And yet ye understand not how they declare His glory! Verily He is Oft-Forbear, Most Forgiving!” (~Qur’an 17: 44). Description: “Romance of the Worlds” was inspired from this poem of the same title…

The Persecuted Widow

O Allah! You be the witness that I consider any violation of the rights of orphan and woman as an enormity entailing serious consequences!” ~ Prophet Muhammad (saw) Description: this painting denounces the mistreatment of grieving widows and children. Unfortunately this practice is rampant in many African countries. Ill-intended relatives and in-laws seem to rejoice…