The First Realm

“And remember when thy Lord brought forth from Children of Adam, from their reins, their seed, and made them testify of themselves, (saying): ‘Am I not your Lord?’ They said: ‘Yea, verily. We testify…’ ” 7:172 ~Qur’an “Bow down with those who bow down” 2:44 ~Qur’an Description: 30″x40″ oil & acrylic on canvas. This painting…

Prelude to Majesty

“And the stars and the trees both prostrate themselves to Allah.” ~55:6 Qur’an Description: this 40″x30″ oil/acrylic painting is entitled “Prelude to Majesty” it was inspired by an event in the life of my great grand father who was a Sufi saint. The piece represents a visual conversation between the surrendered soul and the majesty spread out before it,…

Night of Beauties

“It is He who doth take your souls by night.” 6:60 ~Quran “He makes the night for rest and tranquillity.” 6:96 ~Quran “The Sign of the night have We obscured.” 17:12 ~Quran Description: 24″x18″ oil and acrylic on canvas. I started to work on “Night of Beauties” a few weeks ago, this painting was inspired by my fascination…

Tehuti’s Gems

Description: 18″x24″ oil & acrylic paints on canvas. It was an immense pleasure to work on this painting entitled “Tehuti’s Gems”. This new painting is part of the series “Luminous Dark Matter” which celebrates the attributes of the feminine principle. My intention in developing this series relates to Balance, to Origin and most of all…

Kaniaga Bliss

Medium & size: 22″ x 28″ oil & acrylic on canvas. Description: “Kaniaga Bliss” imposed its colors from the start. I deeply enjoyed working on this painting that took me on a nostalgic yet ecstatic journey. I worked on it in four phases, I laid the different layers and then applied the details and let…

Divine Breath

Medium & size: 20″x20″ oil & acrylic on canvas. “And remember when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo, I am creating a mortal out of potter’s clay of black mud altered. So, when I have made him and have breathed into him of My spirit do ye fall down, prostrating yourselves unto him . . .” ~…

Amina Disamu

Medium & size: 24″x30″ oil & acrylic on canvas. To purchase prints, click here. “I was made to love three things from your world: women, and perfume, and the comfort of my eye is in prayer.” ~Prophet Muhammad (saw) “Paradise lies at the feet of Mothers.” ~Prophet Muhammad (saw) Description: in a dimension that is ruled by…

Atoms’ KaBa

Medium & size: 24″x30″ oil & acrylic on canvas. “And We have created above you seven paths, and We are never unmindful of creation”. ~23:17 Qur’an “And remember when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am creating a mortal out of potter’s clay of black mud altered. So, when I have made him and…

Kemet Incandescence

Description: I painted “Kemet Incandescence” for the album cover of “Ancestral Devotion” the new CD by Jazz musician Lonnie Plaxico. The piece was inspired from Africa’s ancient art that captures the spirituality of African culture, its reverence for the feminine principle and the sacredness of music. In experimenting with this different yet ancient genre of two dimensional art,…

Illumination at the Door

Illumination at the Door (24″ x 30″ oil & acrylic on canvas) “…And He is with you wheresoever ye may be…” ~ 57:4 Quran Description: the visual landscape of this painting came from this poem I composed about the culture of egolessness, love and contemplation which magnifies the quality of our life, of our overall…