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Dubai prepares for 'Spirit of Islam' exhibition by Ahlan Art
Tuesday October 6, 2015 0:07 AM, IINA

Some 35 paintings by artists from across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the UK will be on display at an exhibition in Dubai. The London-based 'Ahlan Art' gallery is presenting the exhibition, titled “The Spirit of Islam,” the National daily reported.

The show is an attempt to embody Islamic culture and the artwork includes pieces that incorporate verses from the Holy Qur’an and abstract works highlighting the essence of the Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.

“We are giving a voice to emerging artists, and creating opportunities to highlight the intricate nature of Islamic Art,” says Hassan Mawji, the co-founder of Ahlan Art and the charity Mount Elimu.

“Even a lot of non-Muslims will find a relationship with Islamic art. Many feel at peace when observing Islamic art, regardless of their faith", he said.

The Spirit of Islam, which will be held during the second week of October, will run until October 18 at the Warwick Hotel.

The exhibition will feature two of the world's leading Islamic Artists: Siddiqa Juma and Peter Gould, Ahlan Art website reported.

The exhibit will showcase modern, contemporary, abstract as well as classical art centred around the Kaaba. In addition to the exhibit, there will be an opportunity to meet the artists at the evening networking events.

Ahlan Art had organized the first ever interactive Hajj art exhibition in Octber 2014.


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