Saturday, September 30th

2023 Collection

by Saleha Contractor


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Revealing one painting daily, until the launch.

Click on the painting to see photos, video & inspiration behind the pieces

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18 months since the last release










After 18 months of hard work, I am absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of my 2023 collection of paintings. The inspiration behind each painting represents a fragment of my personal journey, an emotion, or a lesson learned along the way. The countless hours spent in my studio listening to lectures, and perfecting every intricate detail has finally led to this moment. I can't wait to reveal it! 

As we speak, my team and I are meticulously crafting the details of the launch. We will be sharing the stories, photos and videos of the seven paintings leading up to September 30th. Please keep an eye on your inbox.

I want this collection to resonate with you on a deep level, to touch your heart, and to remind you of the beauty of your own story.

- Saleha Contractor, Artist

Important Details

Combining abstract art and Islamic calligraphy allows me to create visual representations of Prophetic stories and Quranic verses.

This year, the stories are inspired by the following: 
1. Iqra: knowledge & acceptance 
2. Iman: faith & good character 
3. Ihsan: achieving excellence 
4. Tuhajjud: dua & miracles 
5. Ibrahim AS: trust & mercy 
6. Yusuf AS: patience & reward 
7. Sulayman AS: kingdom & charity

There are five 48" circular panels and two 48x60" rectangular panels. Mixed media work on wood panels.
Each painting is filled with texture and detail that adds depth and draws the observer in, encouraging them to interpret the piece like a mental puzzle.

Listening to lectures and researching the concept is a key part of the process. Time in the studio is split to balance the creative expression and academic aspect of the artwork.

The art should be able to guide the viewer and invoke emotions, so the weight of conveying such powerful stories requires patience.
Once the auction date is scheduled, members will receive an official email with a link to RSVP. All details will be provided.

The last 60 seconds are absolutely intense, subhanAllah. However, this key moment also attracts a substantial influx of spectators, causing collectors to encounter delays on the auction platform. To prevent dissapointment this year, we will be implementing a popcorn bidding system. This will ensure a fair opportunity for collectors to secure a painting. 

Originals will be shipped in secure wooden crates (from Toronto, Canada). The online auction is open to members worldwide. Majority of past collectors are based in the UK & US.
In 2017, the collection sold within minutes, prompting members to propose an auction system to ensure fair access to originals. Given the limited number of paintings, collectors now determine the prices.

In 2022, the auction prices for each painting varied from $8,000-$17,000 USD. 

Every year, I'm amazed by the influx of new and returning collectors and their enthusiasm to aquire an original. All praise is due to Allah!

"Tie your camel and then place your trust in Allah" (tirmidhi)

"Your paintings are like a mental puzzle. Aesthetically pleasing & intellectually stimulating"

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.

Does the 5-Star hotel in Makkah have original paintings?

No.  There are a limited number of originals due to the time dedicated to each piece. The hotel requested a large quantity of prints. Fine art posters were framed as per the specific design requirements of each area of the hotel. 

Most prints under "Best-Sellers" can be seen at the hotel. 

I'm interested in the new prints. When will those be released?

We're aiming to launch the prints by the end of October inshaAllah.

The process requires detailed scanning, editing and testing to ensure the print best reflects the original painting. This year, due to demand, we're looking into offering larger canvas/poster sizes for those high ceilings.

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.
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SOLD | March 2022

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