Visual Dhikr in Emel Magazine
Scary to see my pic in the magazine, but Emel did huge feature on Visual Dhikr (including cover!). Go subscribe now or buy from your local store.
The gifted young artists Ruh al-'Alam is the elusive face of Visual Dhikr, a project that create unique and contemporary Islamic Art work. He talks openly with Remona Aly to reveal how losing himself in art has led him to finding the ideal path towards divine remembrance.
“I was somewhat disillusioned with the notion of art in the western world when at college. It seemed to focus too often on controversy, rather than on communication or beauty. An artists’ ego was more important than the art itself. With Islamic art, you don’t get distracted by the artist – you concentrate on the art. That’s what I believed in.”