Ijaza

Earlier this year, I was in Istanbul working on a very special project. For over 10 years, I have been working towards a traditional apprenticeship in tezhib (the art of Islamic manuscript illumination). The Turkish and Arabic term given to … Continue reading

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Exhibition at La Galleria Nazionale, Rome

Last month, I was invited to exhibit four of my paintings at La Galleria Nazionale in Rome. This exhibition occurred alongside a month-long series of workshops and events with Una Moschea Per Roma, during which I delivered an Islamic art … Continue reading

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Workshop at La Galleria Nazionale, Rome

Demonstrating Islamic art drawing and paining techniques at La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome Last month, I spent a week in Rome delivering workshops with Una Moschea Per Roma, and my friend and colleague Shaheen Kasmani. The workshops … Continue reading

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‘One Song’ – a Poem by Jalaluddin Rumi

“What is praised is one, so the praise is one too, many jugs being poured into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing, one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight looks slightly different on this wall … Continue reading

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Feature in Norwegian daily newspaper: Vårt Land

Many thanks to Heidi Marie Lindekleiv of Norwegian daily Vårt Land for this beautiful and insightful article on the revival of Islamic arts in Europe. Last month, Heidi interviewed Khaled Azzam from the The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, and myself. I … Continue reading

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Islamic Art Spring / Summer Saturday Courses in Windsor

I am very pleased to announce my new Islamic art courses for Spring / Summer 2017! All courses below will be held at my studio in Windsor: Prime Studios, 1-6 Ward Royal Parade, Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HR. You can find … Continue reading

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Artist Feature on the Islamic Fashion and Design Council Website

Great news! I have just been featured on the Islamic Fashion and Design Council‘s website! The article discusses the inspiration and background to my art, as well as the influence of my travels and teaching. Click here to read the full … Continue reading

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New Course in Ottoman Design and Illumination

If you would like to learn how to make an illuminated tile design like this, come join us on my Ottoman Design and Illumination Course with the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Dates: 13th-17th Feb 2017 Times: 10.30am-5.30pm Venue: Al … Continue reading

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Windsor Fringe Festival: Artists’ Open Studio, 24th-25th Sept 2016

Artists’ Open Studio Date and time: 24th-25th Sept 2016, 12pm-6pm Venue: Prime Studios, 1-6 Ward Royal Parade, Alma Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3HR This weekend, my studio will be opening its doors to the public for the very first time! … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Islamic Art courses in London and Windsor

I am delighted to announce that I will be teaching the following courses over the coming weeks and months: 1) Mamluk illumination at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London. 8 Monday evenings from 18th Jan 2016. Please visit … Continue reading

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