This Surah, entitled ‘Al-Hujurat’, meaning ‘The Chambers’ is composed of 18 different verses, a translation of which can be seen below, courtesy of Sahih International. The Hindi numerals appear at the end of every verse. All 18 verses are included, and none are repeated.
Saturday, 18th August 2012
Monday, 10th September 2012
Screen-printed on Somerset Soft White and Tenjin mould, at the Glasgow Print Studio. Bound at the Wyvern Bindery London using Buckram and Victorian marbled paper.
The book contains ten shape poems made from the collected works, or Divan of Hafez, the fourteenth-century Persian metaphysical poet from Shiraz. The whole Persian text of each poem has been designed in the shape of a symbolic animal used by Hafez in the text, and set alongside a new English translation by the artist. The book has a foreword by Parvin Loloi, author of “ Hafez, Master of Persian Poetry ” and an essay “ Figural Calligraphy in the Muslim World ” by Robert Hillenbrand, Professor of Islamic Art, University of Edinburgh. A conventional Persian transcription appears at the end of the book.
Wednesday, 12th September 2012
Tuesday, 8th January 2013