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Hand painted calligraphy of Surah Al-Fatiha written in the Thuluth script using gold leaf.


The literal meaning of the expression "Al-Fatiha" is "The Opener," which could refer to this Surah being the first in the Quran, the first chapter recited in full in every rakat of salah, or to the manner in which it serves as an opening for many functions in everyday Islamic life. Some Muslims interpret it as a reference to an implied ability of the Surah to open a person to faith in God.


Sumaiyyah Abhi is a full time artist living in the UK. She has a passion for exploring the intricacies of contemporary Arabic calligraphy against a backdrop of traditional shapes and textures.Bold and visually compelling, each artwork is hand-crafted from start to finish in beautiful and confident strokes. On these canvases, hand applied gold ink and leaf provides a rich embellishment, with an eye to both tradition and modernity.


Please note that sometimes delivery may take a little longer due to a long waiting list and heavier workloads for the artist.


Arabic reads:


بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ


English Translation:


In the name of God,

All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds

The All-compassionate, the All-merciful.

Master of Day of Judgement

You[alone] do we worship, and You[alone] do we ask for help

Guide us to the straight path

The path of those whom You have favoured

Not of those who earned your anger nor those who have gone astray.


A bold, elegant painting which is bound to elevate any room along with a beautiful reminder.


Matte Black minimal background with beautiful gold leaf letters working together in perfect simplicity to make up this painting.


Fine art mixed media on stretched canvas shipped in a box.

Size: 50cm x 50cm

Al Fatiha (The Opening) - سورة الفاتحة

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