This artwork is a depiction of Surah Rahman, containing verses 1 to 18 of the Quran. The central focus of the artwork is the calligraphy of Allah’s name “Rahman”, which is intertwined with the image of a pregnant woman in the distance. This represents the hadith Qudsi, where Allah created mercy and derived its name from his own, showing that Allah is kind to his creation just like a mother is to her unborn child.
The verses are arranged in a creative manner to convey their meanings. The first verse, which speaks about the knowledge of the Quran, is accompanied by a depiction of the moon and its orbiting planets, showing the vastness of Allah’s creation and knowledge.
Verses 7, 8, and 9, which speak about balance, are arranged in a circular form to emphasize their importance. Similarly, verses 10, 11, and 12 are written in a circular form to represent the earth.
Verse 13, which asks the jinns which blessings of their Lord they deny, is written in the shape of an eye to highlight the importance of gratitude and acknowledgement of Allah’s blessings.
The concept of man being created from dry rotting mud is represented in the artwork, as well as the jinn being created from fire through the depiction of flames. The idea of the east and the west belonging to Allah is also emphasized through a diagram of the world, which is cut out from the paper.
The artwork is completed with flower branches and the question, “O jinn, which of the blessings of your Lord will you deny?” written on the side.