Allah and Kalima Duo
Set of two paintings: Shahada and Maghreb
These are prints of an Islamic painting created by Saleha.
Calligraphy #1: La ilaha illallah muhammadur rasulullah "There is absolutely no deity worthy of worship except Allah, and Mohamed PBUH is the Messenger of Allah".
Calligraphy #2: Allah
The Story behind Shahada
Allah swt responded with “La ilaha illallah". Musa AS was hoping he’d have a unique Dua and then He swt explained, “Did you know even if the 7 heavens and everything on the earth was placed on a scale, that lah would be heavier”. Part of the meaning of the Kalima is that it there is no other genuine love. The simplest yet most powerful Dhikr is La ilaha illallah. Notice when you say it, your lips don’t move? Allah has made it so easy that we can recite it at the time of death with very little effort.
The squares represent humans. Some are prominent and some are fading away. That’s the reality of this world. People will come and go from our lives, but Allah is a constant. Loneliness can be the scariest experience but know that the only one we really need is Allah. To taste the sweetness of this relationship we must make an effort to become closer. The best way to know Allah is by studying the meanings behind his 99 names-- see them in the background?
The list of manners soaking away symbolize how we've been neglecting the basics of our religion- our character. “Invite people to Islam without words”, they asked: how? He replied, “with your manners”- Umar ibn al Khattab RA. On the day of resurrection, nothing will be heavier on the scale for a believer than good manners.
The story behind Maghreb
This painting is inspired by Surah Al’Asr “The Declining Day”. When Allah swt says “I swear by time”, the word He swt used for time is one that comes from Easir which translates to juice in Arabic. Picture liquid pouring out when you squeeze a fruit or vegetable.
Asr actually means that time is dripping away. Notice how the time between Asr and Maghreb goes by so fast? Once Asr hits, we know we’re at the tail end of the day. Similarly, Allah swt is warning us that we are losing time.
The glistening light represents life and the darkness surrounding it, symbolized death. We are in the Asr of our life. We have little time to figure out how not to be a failure. The first condition to save ourselves is to recognize that we don’t have time. For a believer, that means, to turn to ALLAH, seek his forgiveness and engage in ibadah—do what brings you closer Allah, salah, dhikr, charity, beautify your character.
The pouring effect represents the idea that the day is running out of time—it’s dripping away. The crescent symbolizes night that is surrounded by crashing clouds. Leaves symbolize life and growth but when they’ve fallen and darkened, they remind us that “to him we belong, to him we shall return”.
What you get
Set of these two Islamic prints by artist, Saleha. Price includes both prints. Size is for each art so XL means each art would be 24by36". Choose a hard-backed canvas or poster. Printed with professional grade ink for vivid colors.
Worldwide delivery takes up to 10 business days. Express option available at checkout. Ships securely in cardboard packaging.