Ayat ul Kursi – Flower

By September 29, 2018 August 6th, 2020 Arabic Calligraphy

Embedded within the flowering petals of these lilies is Ayat Ul KursiĀ (The Throne Verse), one of the most powerful passages in the entire Quran. often totemically used for protection, the verse succinctly sums up the Absolute nature of God.

God: there is no God but Him, the Ever-Living, the Ever Watchful. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. All that is in the heavens and in the Earth belongs to Him. Who is there that can intercede with Him except His leave? He knows what is before them and what is behind them but they do not comprehend any of His knowledge except what he wills. His throne extends over the heavens and the earth; it does not weary Him to preserve them both. And He is the Most High, The tremedous. (Quran, 2: 255)

The figurative use of the lily can be traced far back into antiquity, playing a significant role in a vast array of cultures across the globe. it is a flower which signifies a myriad of emotions and ideas, along with beauty and enlightement, here the artist uses it to symbolize the throne of God.


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