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LETTER FORM FA

LETTER FORM FA

This artwork portrays a very tranquil state of mind over harmonious quiet colours. The poem is by the eminent Islamic poet Hassan Ibnil Thabit (the Prophet’s poet, PBUH). The poem says in what could be interpreted like this (praising Al Ansar in Madinah):

“There are people who do what they do in the most effective way – decisive and clear. Others would not be able to undo what they did, neither they will be able to beat them in opinion or political judgment.”

Original production date: 1998
Artwork Size: 152cm x 122cm
Materials: Acrylic and ink on paper
Location of Original: Private Collector






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ALIF SUCOON
ALIF SUCOON

With eight lines of the poem by Muaan Ibn Aws. The verses describe the poet’s stand for honour, rejecting and condemning corruption and social decay.

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TUGHRA
TUGHRA

This vibrant piece contains the verse from the learned philosopher-poet Abul Ala Al Ma’arri, in which he says:

“When I utter the implausible, I can shout it out loud without fear or favour, but when I speak of the truth I have to whisper”

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HARF UL DAL
HARF UL DAL

This piece is about the power of the single stroke technique which Ali Omar Ermes employs as a hallmark of a number of his works.

It explores the vast richness of the Arabic language and the magnitude of the depth of expression in Arabic with the simplest and most direct method or as complicated as you wish.

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