Hadîth حديث

“I was a hidden treasure and I desired to be known, so I created the world.”
— Hadîth qudsi

Acrylic, gel pens, gilding on Cotman paper 300gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date16 September 2011

The word hadîth (حديث) means a piece of information or a discussion. In a religious context, it refers specifically to a saying attributed to the Prophet. A specific type is the hadîth qudsi, believed to be the words of God transmitted through him. The composition hints at the fact that such aphorisms often carry an esoteric, hidden significance that is more important than their external meaning.

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