One of my latest art pieces was inspired by the mysterious disjoined letters of the ancient Quran scripture, Alif Laam Meem.
If anyone has read the Quran’s 1400 yr old scripture, which has stayed consistent in it’s classical Arabic, they will know that the Quran carries timeless wisdom along with mystery. The disjointed Arabic characters, Alif Laam Meem, are one of the many mysteries.
There are a few philosophies about what these characters mean. Yet, scholars still manage to illustrate new philosophies based on new discoveries. It’s as if these characters are trying to tell us something. Perhaps it’s signifying how we should handle our interpretation of the “truth”? When we are unable to realize the exact meaning of something, this should not lead us to automatically reject it, make any strong assumptions, or adopt a strict stance based on our interpretation. These disjointed characters should not only humble our minds, but inspire us to seek greater meanings and fresh interpretations of all that remains a mystery.
I see Alif Laam Meem as characters that represent true art, a challenge that inspires us to be in awe and continuously explore the divinity of life.
The Mystery of Alif Laam Meem. See more art at dab-art.com.
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It’s been a long time since my last post. Reason for the hold up, we’ve been busy putting together the dab online art gallery. We are thrilled to announce the website went live on 11/11, and I’m making the launch announcement today!
Browse through my latest art pieces and let me know if you or anyone you knows fancies anything. With time, I’ll include more pieces, and most possibly some fun graphic tees.
I love trying new and different dishes, especially the quick and easy ones. Whether it’s General Tso’s Chicken or a simple Quesedilla, there’s something so exciting about creating something new, pretty, and edible.
Last night I tried a quick and easy Thai cuisine, Coconut Curry Shrimp. The recipe is truly simple. Are you ready for the recipe? Here it is: Create a curry base (with a taste of southeast Asian spices), mix some coconut milk, cook your shrimp, then throw in your mixed exotic vegetables and fruit of your choice. Voila, that’s it!
“Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For anyone who is searching for a hobby, may I suggest one? Learn a language. Although I’m not an expert in any language, my continuous fascination stems from a deep place. I had recently enrolled in a Farsi class, although I predicted it would be a major challenge, I was pleasantly surprised, it was much easier then expected. Luckily, my proficiency in Urdu, which is the spoken language in Pakistan, which is also very similar to Hindi, also has a lot of similarities to Farsi. In addition, 60 percent of words in Farsi are related to Arabic. Not to mention, there are similar words that are found in the French language. All of these languages are inter-connected.
The benefit of learning a new language is that it broadens one’s mind and range of communication. But another under-rated benefit would have to be receiving proof of the Global Culture phenomena.
It’s really amazing. Take a moment to think about how languages developed. They all developed through a simultaneous phenomena. Indisputably, it’s all based on individuals trying to communicate their wants, needs, and thoughts. These interactions create(d) nations and tribes- honored and passed down from generation to generation. Till this day, these nations and tribes interact with one another, inspiring one another to advance in knowledge, language, and way of life.