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The artwork contains poems about the environment and the human responsibility of keeping it intact, and all that are treasures given by God, the Sustainer of all things, for the benefit of all.

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IQRAA: READ!

IQRAA: READ!

The inscription from a poem by the eminent pre-Islamic nobleman and intellectual, Sala’a ibn Amr, comments on the essential requirements for building a sound society.

He likens the building of an equitable order to the building of a house—neither can succeed without foundations or the right materials. He lays emphasis on the need for consultation and dialogue in a society without which, he warns, evil forces become predominant.

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FETAL FITYAN

FETAL FITYAN

The letter Lamm, solid and dominant against the elements – though they look attractive – but the situation is full of challenges in various areas and in different conditions.

The poem is from the well-known reference source Bahjat Al Majalis by the eminent jurisprudent and literature scientist, Ebni Abdel Birr Al Qurtobi (The 4th Hijriya which is the 10th Century).

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THE POSITIVE LA

THE POSITIVE LA

The “positive no” implies standing firm against all sorts of injustice untruths, as in ‘There is no God except Allah’.

The inscription from Sharif Al Reda extols the virtues of the man who, while being forgiving in nature, remains steadfast in his high moral principles and thus becomes a subject of envy.

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TUGHRAIYAT ABIFIRAS

TUGHRAIYAT ABIFIRAS

Materials: Acrylic and ink on paper
Location of Original: United Engineers Malaysia (UEM)

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AT TAA: FIELD OF ELOQUENCE

AT TAA: FIELD OF ELOQUENCE

The painting quotes Al ‘Aqd Al Farid on the four principle paths that eloquence can take – by way of assertion, inference, writing, and gesture.

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