New Internationalist

Al-‘ilm Nur (Knowledge is Light)

Issue 426

London based contemporary artist Syed Tajammul Hussain creates artful versions of Qur’anic verses. In this work, the five shades of gold leaf represent different types of knowledge and the maze-like structure represents the difficulties in attaining it. The central dot of the letter nun – blazing forth like a sun – represents illumination at its peak.

Syed Tajammul Hussain
Syed Tajammul Hussain

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New Internationalist Magazine issue 426
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