Majesty جلال

“When one sees the Glory and Majesty of God in His Realm then all the lights become one light and the chest becomes full with this shining light.”
— Al-Hakim al-Tarmidi

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

Date9 December 2011

Majesty (جلال) is the aspect of the divine that will always remain too vast and too Other to contemplate, so that man can only bow down before it, while its complementary attribute Beauty emphasizes the closeness and intimacy that are also qualities of the divine: God is both Transcendent and Immanent.

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