Artist

Saleha Contractor

"Our faith is the legacy we'll leave behind for future generations"
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10 years ago, I went on a journey to relearn Islam. Amazed by this blessed religion, I decided to find a creative way to tell Islamic stories. Combining abstract art and Islamic calligraphy allowed me to create visual representations of Prophetic stories and Quranic verses.

By the mercy of Allah, I noticed that my art was inspiring conversations with friends and family across the globe. Imagine the angels present watching, as Muslims explain the art and tell Prophetic stories at dinner gatherings! What started as a passion became my purpose. 

When the 5 Star Hotel in Makkah, across the Holy Kaaba, decided to fill the property with my art- it was the greatest achievement. The first time I visited the holy lands, I had saved every penny to make our Umrah possible with my parents. It's been a long journey but if we have Allah, we have everything.

Now I spend the year creating an annual collection of six paintings that are sold through online auction. To ensure more Muslims can own the art, prints of my paintings are available as poster, frame or canvas.

Read the stories behind the art to order the perfect one for your home, today!

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Saleha Contractor

Artist & Founder

The Process

Originals & Prints
Original Paintings

I spend the year creating a collection of six Islamic paintings using mixed media on wood panels. Every piece is filled with heavy texture and detail that requires months of work. Listening to lectures and researching the specific Prophetic story or Quranic ayah is part of the process. 

The art should be able to guide the viewer and invoke emotions, so the weight of conveying such powerful verses requires patience.

Annual Online Auction
Art collectors globally are invited to join this live one-day auction. Alhumdulillah, the last 60 seconds are intense! Majority of my collectors are in the UK & US.

To own an original, get on the members list below. My studio is based in Toronto, Canada.
Prints
Once the originals are claimed, we scan the paintings to create prints. This way, more Muslims can own the art.

We have labs in the UK, USA & AU that produce and ship all posters, and ready-to-hang frames and canvases to your door. My support team will ensure you receive the art securely.
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