40 Conversations With the Prophet ﷺ on Art and the Creative Process
The word hadith is a rich homonym in Arabic, for there are at least two Arabic variations that are pronounced exactly the same, with drastically different meanings. The first of these is ‘conversation’, while the second is ‘recent’ or ‘new’.
Aside from my intention for Divine Pleasure, I specifically compiled, translated and offered my own commentary in this book as a gift for my own community of Muslim artists. I present this not only as a token of meaningful content, but more importantly as a statement that we, Muslim artists, matter.
As the storytellers in our community, those who carry the burden of marking memories and making memoirs, we deserve to have sacred discourses written specifically with us in mind. It is not an arrogant expectation, but rather irrigating a future of a community, forgotten in body, yet engraved in the spirit of words, colors and sounds.