God is Beautiful
Spray Paint & Acrylic on (2) Canvases
30 x 40 inches pair
Part of the "Let Me Show You Beautiful Things" painting series, this painting features the repetition of a saying by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), “God is beautiful and He loves beauty.” An act is beautiful if it is done with the awareness of God, and it is this precise awareness that is the criterion for the beautiful, the good, and the right.
The series, “Let Me Show You Beautiful Things” includes seven abstract paintings that blend an array of colors, three different paint mediums, and Arabic & English text to convey messages of the call for beauty as expressed in the Islamic faith. When we do what is beautiful, it is a gain to our own souls to conform to our own deepest nature. As it states in the Holy Qu’ran (17:7), “If you do what is beautiful, you do what is beautiful to your own souls, and if you do what is ugly, it is to them likewise.” God made all things beautiful, and this, precisely, is the source of inspiration from which the painting series arises.