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In Arabic calligraphy, the ninety-first surah in the Holy Quran, Ash-Shams, meaning 'the sun'; is written exactly once in the Islamic Calligraphy Diwani Jali script to create an abstract stylized sun. (Full English Translation at the bottom)

Signed Limited Edition Print of 50, 35x36cm, printed on high quality 220gsm paper.

Black ink on white paper.

Traditionally, the Arabic Calligraphy Diwani Jali script, was not used to write the Holy Quran. Instead, this particular calligraphy script became popular in Turkey in the 1500 and 1600's for more bureaucratic and official uses as seals and crests. It's complex interweaving nature made it especially difficult to forge, but of course also more difficult to recite since it could not be read quickly or always decisively.

This design is part of a long term project I'm working on called the 'The Quran of Solidarity'. I eventually plan to write the entire Quran in these abstract figural designs. Because of the time involved in creating each surah, I expect it will take me several years to finish the entire Quran.

For More information about this project:
http://everitte.org/2011/08/15/the-quran-for-solidarity/

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The price of this print will change and is determined by the number of unsold prints remaining in the edition.

9:01 By the sun and its brightness
9:02 And [by] the moon when it follows it
9:03 And [by] the day when it displays it
9:04 And [by] the night when it covers it
9:05 And [by] the sky and He who constructed it
9:06 And [by] the earth and He who spread it
9:07 And [by] the soul and He who proportioned it
9:08 And inspired it [with discernment of] its wickedness and its righteousness,
9:09 He has succeeded who purifies it,
9:10 And he has failed who instills it [with corruption].
9:11 Thamud denied [their prophet] by reason of their transgression,
9:12 When the most wretched of them was sent forth.
9:13 And the messenger of Allah [Salih] said to them, "[Do not harm] the she-camel of Allah or [prevent her from] her drink."
9:14 But they denied him and hamstrung her. So their Lord brought down upon them destruction for their sin and made it equal [upon all of them].
9:15 And He does not fear the consequence thereof.

Translation by Sahih International

Arabic Calligraphy- Surah Ash-Shams, The Sun 91

US$160.00
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