Annual Collection

Storytelling Islamic Paintings

by Saleha Contractor

2023 Collection

Releasing September 2023
Active Members
Original Paintings
Annual Auction
Will you be the owner of 
an original?
Currently, I'm working on seven paintings for my annual collection. As a member, you will get exclusive access to the 1-day online auction. Expect emails with details of the paintings and release date, closer to the launch. Releasing September 2023 to collectors worldwide, inshaAllah. The last 60 seconds are intense! Are you ready?
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I spend the year creating an annual collection of six paintings. Mixed media on wood panel. Combining abstract art and Islamic calligraphy allows me to create visual representations of Prophetic stories and Quranic verses.
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 Auction
Originals ship out of my studio in Toronto, Canada in secure crates. The 1-day online auction is open to members worldwide. Majority of my collectors are in the UK & US. Sign up above to get on the list for updates on the next annual release.
In 2017, my collection sold out within minutes. Since then, members have suggested an auction system to allow a fair chance at owning an original. Due to the limited number of paintings, the prices are determined by the collectors. The last 60 seconds are absolutely intense! subhanAllah
In 2022, the auction prices for each painting ranged between $8,000-$17,000 USD.

Popular Questions

Do you take commissions?

Apologies, but I do not take on commissioned work. To honour the creative process, I spend the year dedicated to working on only one collection.

Do you sell paintings outside of an auction system?

The auction system was suggested by members to allow a fair opportunity for all. For this reason, originals are only sold during the annual auction.

Do you exhibit your paintings before the auction?

Not at the moment. Once the annual collection is complete, members receive information regarding the online auction date.
Heirloom Piece


"Our faith is the legacy we'll leave behind for future generations."

The weight of conveying powerful Quranic stories through art requires patience. It takes 9-12 months to perfect every detail. These timeless pieces are designed with layers of texture to build an emotional connection.

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Owned by collectors worldwide