Attraction جذب

Acrylic and metal leaf on paper, hand-cut and assembled on matte board. 48x48x3.5cm framed.

Date21 January 2016
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Jadhb is a state of irresistible attraction, the passive participle of which, majdhûb, has come to mean “fool” in everyday language. In Sufism, this “path of attraction” is contrasted with the active “path of travel” (sulûk): jadhb is the quicker way, as it is to be “attracted toward God by God Himself”, like iron ore to the magnet.

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