Featured Projects

American Muslim Association (Hayward, California)

In February 2018, I started working on a few projects for a new mosque in Hayward, California. The first project was around the main hall of the masjid, with part of Surah Rahman (55:1-23) written around the room. This chapter is noted by its oft-repeated verse, reminding us all, “which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?”

In mid-March, I began working on the dome of the mosque. Looking up at it in the beginning was a bit intimidating; I’d never taken on a project of this scale before, but the challenge was definitely worth it! The base of the dome has verse 35 from Surah Noor, also known as The Verse of Light (Quran, 24:35). The top of the dome states the first pillar of our faith: “I bear witness that there is no God but God and Muhammad [peace be upon him] is His messenger.”


Fiji Jamaat Ul Islam of America (SOuth San Francisco, California)

"The mosques of Allah are only to be maintained by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and establish prayer and give zakah and do not fear except Allah, for it is expected that those will be of the [rightly] guided." (Quran, 9:18)


SeekersHub Toronto (Toronto, Canada)

The piece reads, "O Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, as a bearer of glad tidings, and a warner—as a caller to God with His permission, and a shining light." (Quran, 33:45-46). 
"The shining light" (al-siraj al-munir), was the title given for SeekersGuidance/SeekersHub to Shaykh Faraz Rabbani by Habib Umar. 

Dimensions: 20 x 184 inches total (1.6 x 15.3 feet; 1.3 x 4.67 metres) 
Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas


SOUTH BAY ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION (San Jose, California)

"For those men and women who give in charity, and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, it shall be increased manifold, and they shall receive a noble reward.” – Quran 57:18

Dimensions: 18 x 114 inches (1.5x9.5 feet; 0.5 x 2.8 metres) 
Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas
 


1. Enter Here in Peace and Security
“(Their greeting will be): ‘Enter here in peace and security.’” (Qur’an, 15:46)

Dimensions: 18x48 inches, 18x18 inches
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


2. You Alone do we Worship, and You Alone do we Ask for Help

Dimensions: 24x24 inches
Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas


Taric Islamic Centre (Toronto, Canada) 

(59:22) هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِى لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَـدَةِ هُوَ الرَّحْمَـنُ الرَّحِيمُ
He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed. He is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

(59:23) هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him.

(59:24) هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ ۖ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
(Quran, 59:22-24, Sahih International Translation). 

Dimensions: First and last piece – 1.5 feet x 10 feet; Middle piece – 1.5 feet x 12 feet. (0.5m x 3.05m, 0.5m x 3.7m) 
Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas