Gratitude

Gratitude

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Islamic painting on canvas by Saleha Contractor from the 2018 collection. All original pieces are unique & will not be recreated. Ships from Toronto, Canada.

Arabic Calligraphy Reads:

Ayat #1: "And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.'" Surah Ibrahim 14:7

Ayat #2: I seek the refuge of Allah, whom there is none worthy except him, the living, the eternal and I repent unto him. 

The Story: Inspired the story of Ali RA and Fatima RA. Did you know? The only thing they owned was a sheep skin to sleep on. Who would be more deserving of the luxuries of the world if not Fatima RA, the queen of Jannah? But a kingdom that will be taken away at any moment is not a kingdom at all. 
The hardships of this world were taking a toll on her body so Ali RA suggested that she ask for help from the Prophet PBUH, after a battle. So she asked her father Prophet Muhammad PBUH if they could have a helper. The Prophet PBUH said, “shall I give you something even better? Say Subhanallah 33 times, Alhumdulillah 33 times and Allahuakbar 34 times before you sleep”. Fatima RA did not get bitter with the trials of this world. She suffered with her father. Something to remember when life gets difficult. We can get through this.

The movement and heavy textures in this painting symbolize motion, growth and change. All of which require patience. The geometric shape represents a compass. A believing, guided heart is meant to be a compass that can help one remain on the straight path. The 33 strokes serve as a reminder to recite what the Prophet PBUH prescribed for his beloved daughter. In the theme of being grateful, I included the dua for astaghfar as a reminder to seek forgiveness for the times we were ungrateful even though we woke up with a roof over our heads, good health and food on the table. Prophet PBUH said if you have all of these things, "it's as if he were given the entire world.” Al-Tirmidhi

Size: 48 by 60 inches

Medium: Acrylic & mixed media. Leather surrounds the Ayah #1. Painted canvas is wrapped around a 2 inch thick wooden frame. Ready to hang. 

Shipping: Painting will be wrapped securely & shipped via tracked service within 3 weeks following purchase. Fee to ship to Canada & US: $299 CAD. Ships only within North America. Shipping starts from $700 for international so inquire before purchasing. Pick-up option available for GTA residents to avoid charges- contact me before purchasing.

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NOTE:

  1. No major editing has been done to these images. Paintings are almost exactly as seen here however, lighting does affect the look of the painting. Gold/Silver leaf and certain textures display differently in daylight and in rooms with pot lights. Each room setting brings out a different personality in the painting.
  2. Props were used to create an interior setting for the art and are not included with the purchase of the painting
  3. All artwork by Saleha Art is subject to copyright and any reproduction or printing of this work is against the law. Do not print, photograph, resell, save, replicate, share or modify without my written permission and link to my website.