Coolness of Eyes
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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:
Ayah #1: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our spouses & our offspring the coolness of our eyes & make us leaders of the righteous.” Surah Al- Furqan 25:74
Ayah #2: "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small." Surah Al Isra 17:24
The "eyes becoming cool" is an Arab idiom. This expression equates to finding refuge from a storm. In today's world, the storm can be found inside our homes. In this powerful and beautiful dua, we are asking Allah SWT for our home to become a place of refuge. A place where our worries disappear when we come home to our spouse & children.
The strongest bond is that between a mother and her child. Remember when Musa AS's mother put her baby in the water to save him from Pharaoh? Can you imagine not knowing what's happening to your child. So imagine the feeling when she was reunited with Musa AS. Allah SWT used the same expression to describe the most indescribable feeling: coolness of the eyes.
This painting was inspired by this indescribable feeling. The floral prints symbolize the pure bond between a mother and her child. The white streaks symbolize the modern day sand storms that we seek refuge from while the dominant blue represents tranquility and calmness. With this theme in mind, I included a dua for our parents as a reminder to slow down and show patience during their old age and to treasure our time with them as they may not be around for long.
May these powerful duas become part of our daily prayer inshaAllah
Size: 48 by 60 inches
Medium: Acrylic & mixed media. Painted canvas is wrapped around a 2 inch thick wooden frame. Ready to hang.