Signed, dated and inscribed 'Husain/'92/LONDON' lower right and inscribed with a Punjabi poem by Baba Farid on reverse along the lower stretcher bar
On the left, is an image of a Sufi saint with his finger of 'Kalema e Shahadah' raised. The black cube of the Kaabah with the Arabic alphabet 'Kaaf' lies in the centre, literally and figuratively alluding to the prominence of the structure. Next to the Kaabah is a circle depicting the dome of The Prophet's mosque in Madinah with the Arabic alphabet 'Meem'. Flying across the sky on the right, is an image of 'Al-buraq', the lightning horse, while an Islamic metaphor of scientific temper is depicted by the splitting of the moon -'Al-Shaqqul Qamar'. On the right is the Judgement Day book of records known as 'Al-Loh-al-Mehfooz'.
Through the careful use of line and colour, as well as the religious motifs and metaphors, this work is a simple yet significant homage to Islam.
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