Handmade Islamic calligraphy written in Arabic and made from wood.

The inscription begins with:


Arabic calligraphy and depicts a Sufi Dervish whirling. The words translate to: "Either exist as your essence, or be as you look."

The notion within the words is to define, that true faith and spirituality is an inner fire, a mystical sustenance that feeds our souls not our body. The aim is to abandon one’s nafs, egos or personal desires. The mystical journey drives us into ourselves, to a sacred flame at our center. The purpose of the religious experience is to develop the eyes by which we see this inner flame, and our capacity to live its mystery through our existence. In its presence, we are warmed and ignited. When too far from the blaze and driven by the material rather than the immaterial, we are cold and spiritually lifeless. We are less than human without that heat. Our connection to ALLAH is the essence of life itself.

Dimensions vary according to price.

Proceeds go to charity appeals.


Other Notes:

  • All canvases are engraved on a wood veneer and come with a complimentary frame.
  • The choice of wood colours are white or tan.
  • Once you have completed checkout. Please include the individuals first name. So that we commence with the making of the canvas.

Handmade Wood Islamic Calligraphy - Whirling Sufi Dervish