She, the Black Light

“She, the Black Light” 17″ x 22″ oil & acrylic on masonite panel.

“Stand to pray all Night except a little, Half of it or a little less than that, or a little more. And recite the Qur’ân (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style for we shall charge thee with a word of weight. Lo! the vigil of the night is (a time) when impression is more keen and speech more certain.”
~Holy Qur’an 73: 2-6

“And, indeed, We created man from sounding clay, out of dark inorganic matter.”
~Holy Qur’an 15: 26

“O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another.”
~Holy Qur’an 49: 13

“Mankind were but ONE community; then they differed…”
~10:19, Holy Qur’an

“O people! Your Lord is one. No Arab is superior to a Persian; no Persian is superior to an Arab; no red man is superior to a black man; no black man is superior to a red man – except in piety. The most honored unto God are the most pious.”
~Prophet Muhammad (saw)

Description: “She, the Black Light” was inspired from the poem below composed in French. This painting has diverse meanings: spiritually, it evokes the attributes of the Cosmos’ transcendent obscurity which opens the heart to a contemplation of the highest form of luminescence, the Unmanifest Black Light. There also is a historical octave to this painting: it addresses the African origin of all mankind and thus the equality of all people. With the enslavement and colonization of Africans, it was necessary to create atrocious ideologies to “justify” those crimes against humanity. Africans were degraded through the suggestion that “Blackness” was a curse, a sign of impurity and inferiority which led to the deliberate concealment of Africa’s ancient glorious history. This falsification of history along with its demeaning purpose fragmented Africa and rendered it vulnerable to overall exploitation, repression, and plundering to this day. “She, the Black Light” evokes the inexhaustible richness that has caused the Motherland to be coveted, invaded, preyed upon and pillaged on many dimensions for centuries. I painted this piece while listening to the albums “African Angel” and “Bamisphere” of brilliant vocalists Njamy Sitson and Gino Sitson.

~ Elle, La Lumière Noire ~

… O Belle, O Beauté,
grâce déployée, revigorante
enveloppe de toutes distances,
Ame de nos âmes,
ta Musique intérieure nage
comme le Cosmos en l’Esprit
d’Allah (swt) Le Bien-Aimé.
Tu tiens les mains de la Main
dans la protection et l’enchantement.
O! Douce Lumière Noire,
Joyau de l’Egypte glorieuse antique,
éclaire de nouveau ton continent
et perpétue l’effet miroir;
voilée comme le soir
ce n’est que toi que la Kabaah cache.
Mystère du Mysterieux Lui-Même,
re-envahis nous et scintille;
O Belle, O Beauté,
comme Rouh (as) dans sa paix,
tu retournes constamment en
ta Source tout en demeurant près
des deux hémisphères,
de par ton incandescence
durant des millénaires,
tu as parcouru la Terre entière
en tourbillons protégeants
les esprits véridiques convoités
par l’élite usurpatrice.
O, le voila l’anéantissement
du nouvel ordre mondial mensonger.
O, la voila la Voie libératrice
des prophètes (as) du Plus Elevé;
la Voie vers l’Amour, la Liberté et l’Unicité!

© 2007 Aïda Touré.