This original was SOLD via online auction in September 2023
Original Islamic painting by Saleha Contractor. 2019 Collection.
Hand-painted mixed media art on 40 by 60" canvas on wood. Only one piece.
Inspired by the famous Hadith where the Prophet PBUH took a stick and drew a straight line in the sand and said, “this is the straight path to Allah swt”. He then drew lines in different directions to show the many paths of misguidance.
In the Quran, the correct path is in the singular. Sirat does not occur in the plural. The paths of falsehood and evil are in the plural. The straight path is crystal clear and so is the truth unlike the messages that are obscure and hidden beneath the sand in this painting. For this reason, we believe that anybody who wants to find the sirat al-mustaqim or the truth, will be able to find it with ease if he is sincere in his efforts. It will pour out. Remember this when giving dawah.
During every salah, we recite Surah Fatiha in which we ask Allah swt to show us the straight path. This surah is a one to one conversation with Allah swt. He swt actually responds to every ayah we recite. We should be mindful when reciting this Surah as it's a sacred conversation.