Thankfulness شكر

“You know that I am powerless to offer You a fitting thanksgiving. Then come into me and give Yourself thanks. This is the true prayer of thanksgiving! There is no other!”
— Al- Hallaj

Acrylic, mica pigments, ink, metal leaf on Cotman paper 300gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date6 November 2011
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Along with Patience, Thankfulness (شكر) is one of the two parts of faith in Islam, and a maqâm on the Sufi path. When the subject of Shukr is God, the word is understood more as His approval of His servants and reward for their works.

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