The images in the gallery above are the beginning of a long term project that I’ve been working on called The Quran of Solidarity. To my knowled… Read More
The images in the gallery above are the beginning of a long term project that I’ve been working on called The Quran of Solidarity. To my knowledge it will be the first Quran handwritten by a non-muslim, and possibly the first complete Quran to be written entirely in figural Arabic Calligraphy designs as opposed to traditional linear calligraphy.
Having recently read the Quran, I have decided to write the entire Book, surah by surah in these abstract images. While this project will most likely take a couple of years to complete, I hope to eventually give a finished copy of all 114 Surahs, to the Islamic Center of Murfeesboro, just outside my home town of Nashville, TN. This Islamic facility has been victim to a great amount of vandalism, ignorance, and Islamophobia on a local scale. I also plan on sending a copy to the proposed Park 51 Islamic center in New York City which has been subject to racism and Islamophobia on a national scale.
So far around 30 of the 114 surahs have been sponsored or completed on my own time, accounting for roughly three percent of the total Quran. Although I will continue to complete the Quran using my own time and money, I am also looking for sponsors to help me complete the Quran much quicker. For more information about becoming a sponsor, click here.
Ideally, I hope to have sponsors from a wide variety of faiths and ancestry in a display of solidarity against the Islamophobia as well as the religious and racial intolerance which has recently plagued our supposed bastion of freedom, which we call home, the United States of America. Read Less