Contemporary Artists Perspectives of the Holy Kaaba

Historically, artists have been inspired by the Hajj pilgrimage. Their artworks are beautiful visual representations of Hajj, creating spiritual connections. To celebrate Hajj, here are 20 contemporary artists perspectives on the Holy Kaaba



1/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Safia Latif


Safia’s work is distinguished by her loose & textured brush strokes. Painting of the Kaaba surrounded by tall grass & wild flowers, Epilogue 2, oil on panel. Epilogue 1 above.



2/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Fatima Khan


Fatima Khan has a passion for Islamic architecture, history & heritage. She explores this in her magnificent paintings of Mosques from around the world.


3/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Saimah Hussain


Saimah is British Bangladeshi born and based in South Wales, Cardiff. She has a passion for painting Islamic architecture and experiments with texture and colour in her work




4/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Naseeba Khader


Naseeba is a Mississauga based artist whose passion is Islamic art & architecture. This her painting of a Qibla tile from Rüstem Paşa Camii, with the Kaaba at the centre.



4/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Ilhem


French artist Ilhem specializes in Islamic art and calligraphy. She is creative & meticulous & has a passion for painting Islamic architecture.



6/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Sara Mir


Born in Pakistan, having lived in the Middle East, America & Europe, Sara believes that everything in creation is a sign of Divinity, the Kaaba is present in most of her works



7/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Farah Nosheen Iqbal


British artist Farah is passionate about in Islamic art and architecture. This is reflected in her bold, colourful paintings.



8/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Aqsa


Aqsa is 22 year old Pakistani-Canadian Muslim artist, here she finishes one of her artworks while on pilgrimage to Mecca.



9/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Mariam


Vancouver based artist Mariam is renowned for her striking paintings inspired by Islamic art architecture.

10/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Lina Atiq


Lina creates bold illustrations and paintings using a largely near track; colour palette. Her works are inspired by Islamic art.



11/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Al Kaatib


Al Kaatib is internationally renowned award winning calligraphy artist based in the UK.



12/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Azra Aghighi Bakhshayeshi


Azra has found a way to express beauty with words in a non-literary way. Her work reflects the fulfillment of a lifelong desire to perform Hajj



13/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Hammad Haider


British artist Hammad finishes one of his artworks while on pilgrimage to Mecca. He is Junior architect & his art is inspired by Islamic architecture specifically.



14/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Siddiqa Juma


Siddiqa is a multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed contemporary Islamic artist from the tiny Zanzibari island of Pemba. This work is titled SUPERNOVA.



15/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Selma Baz


Turkish artist Selma is a specialist in tezhip and miniature painting. This is her delicate expression of the Kaaba.



16/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Muzan


Muzan is based in Liverpool, UK and is interested in Islamic art & architecture. Her realist paintings are an expression of faith.


17/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Lamya Kabbani


Emirati artist Lamya’s distinctive colourful works feature holy landmarks as well as scripts from the Holy Quran using various Arabic typography, from Kufic to Naskh



18/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Ashfia


Ashfia is based in Manchester, UK. She is a student of Tezhip. Her work is mainly floral, pattern-based and often illuminated in 24k Gold leaf or Shell Gold.



19/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Merve Karli


Turkish artist Merve is a specialist in tezhip and miniature painting, particularly influenced by Ottoman painting reinterpreted through a contemporary lens.



20/ Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Ahmed Mater


This miniature diagrams faith & religion. Iron filings radiate around a black cube, an emanation of attraction that evokes a pilgrims circling the Kaaba