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Contemporary Perspectives of the Holy Kaaba

Historically, many artists have been inspired by the Holy Kaaba. Their artworks are beautiful & spiritual visual representations of the Hajj Pilgrimage.


To celebrate Eid Al Adha, here are incredible contemporary artists perspectives on the Holy Kaaba...


Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Sara Shakeel


Sara Shakeel is pushing the boundaries of what art can be for the future - through her work she experiments with crystals reimagining spaces, places, people & objects.

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 oil on panel.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Mariam Sattar Kurd


Mariam is a Karachi based visual artist. Her work reflects her deep spiritual connection to Islam and her identity as a Muslim.


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.

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.

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.

Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Al Kaatib


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


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.


Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Naseeba Khader


Naseeba is a Mississauga based artist whose passion is Islamic art & architecture. She is on a quest to absorb & learn as much as possible, & to translate that knowledge with her pen or paintbrush.


Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Saifullah Nafeesi


Saifullah experiments with texture in his work through oil paints on canvas.

This work is titled: “ Kaaba “ Millions of persons performing Hajj.

Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Nomal Naeem


The Pilgrims to the House of Allah


Beautiful interpretation of the Kaaba by artist Nomal Naeem


The act of Tawaf, which involves encircling the Kaaba in Makkah, holds a significant importance for Muslims. Nomal painted this Kaaba Tawaf artwork during the beautiful month of Hajj, with the intention of conveying the core of this sacred ritual and how it profoundly affects individuals.

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