Secret سرّ

“Sirr is a substance of God’s grace.... At first, He produces a need and longing and sorrow in man’s heart; then He contemplates that need and sorrow, and in His bounty and mercy deposits in that heart a spiritual substance which is hidden from the knowledge of angel and prophet. That substance is called sirr Allâh….”
— Abu Said

Acrylic, ink on Fabriano Murillo paper 340gsm. 50x50 cm.

Date7 November 2011
Limited Edition Screenprint

After Qalb and Ruh comes the latifa that is Sirr, the Secret or Mystery (سرّ), a place of deep knowing within the human being. Its color is white, the two shades of which were achieved here by opposing titanium and pearlescent whites.

A penny for your thoughts...