Queens of Jannah
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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:
Ayat #1: Verse of the throne. Ayat Ul Kursi
Ayat #2 (repeated): "Which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?"
This painting was inspired by the four greatest women in Islam as mentioned by the Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
Fatima RA: She was called Um abiha (the mother of her father). She would often come to the defence of her father whenever he was attacked. Aisha RA reported that she’d never seen anyone resemble the Prophet PBUH more in speech, character and conversation. She was known for her patience.
Khadijah RA: She was an intelligent, influential and wealthy business woman. She was also the first to accept Islam after the Prophet PBUH received revelation. She undertook many sacrifices to support the Prophet in his mission. She was known for her loyalty and her good character.
Maryam RA: She devoted her life to prayer and worship of the almighty. She was known for her piety, chastity and faith. She demonstrated how to truly have tawakkul- trust in Allah SWT during difficult times.
Asiya RA: She chose faith over royalty. Despite being married to Pharaoh, Asiya AS was still a woman of perfect iman. She was known for her generosity. She raised Musa AS and was a stern believer in Allah SWT. After Pharaoh had become aware of her devotion to faith, she suffered severe oppression.
The feminine tones and floral touches symbolize modesty and piety. Notice the four crowns? Each for the queens of Jannah. The blue textured tracks symbolize the stages of life for these women. Drip effect represents the tears and struggles. The common themes in the lives of these great women was piety, trust, patience and gratitude. Their faith did not waiver during difficult times. They found true friendship with Allah SWT. This reminded me of the verse, “Which of the favours of your Lord, will you deny?”, Surah Rahman. Ar-Rahman originates from the word ar-rahm, which means the mother's womb. A child in the womb is taken care of in every possible way. A mother will do everything to protect her unborn child. Similarly, Allah loves us and takes care of us regardless of what we do. He’ll never abandon us so let’s trust him and show gratitude.
Ayat ul Kursi also adorns this painting being the greatest verse from the Quran. One who recites Ayat ul Kursi every morning will be in the protection, safety of Allah until the night. May Allah SWT protect us and grant us the taufiq to emulate the beautiful conduct of these icons.
Size: 48 by 60 inches
Medium: Acrylic & mixed media. Painted canvas is wrapped around a 2 inch thick wooden frame. Ready to hang.