DescriptionEl Kairouyyin MosqueSunkissed Doorway ……….View into courtyard toward prayer hall The University of Al-Karaouine or Al-Qarawiyyin (Kairouan, also spelled Qayrawan, means 'camp' in Arabic).One of the jewels of Fez, Fes Morrocco is fabulous Mosque El Kairouyyin , is also known by these names Qarawiyin, Kairouyine, Kairaouine, Qairawiyin, Qaraouyine, Quaraouiyine, Quarawin, and Qaraouiyn .Is the oldest and most important Islamic building in North Africa and the model for all later Moorish sacred architectureThe University of Al-Karaouine is part of a mosque the university is one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world .
Seema Sayyidah Ahmad, Merrilville Indiana Member Since October 2008 Artist Statement ARTIST STATEMENT: This universe is one vast song of The Divine Creator God's [ Allaah’s ] Praise...
I am fascinated and inspired by its infinite beauty, and His Creation. I consider a work to be a success if it invokes and stimulates our emotion, incites our soul, and nourishes our intellect. Reminding us of 'His' Beauty and 'His' all encompassing Divine Presence. Beauty in a painting is static, symbolizing a moment in life lengthened to infinity. I work intuitively, and my goal is impression rather than precision. My desire for expression is satisfied when the ideas and emotions flow like the pigments mixed with water on paper gathering color, light, and form. I am an artist who uses both traditional media ranging from oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, mixed media and now computers to produce original fine art. However, watercolor is my first love and my favorite medium; I love its unpredictability, its subtlety, and the challenges it has to offer. In the end, I believe beautiful and lasting art of any genre must elevate us by engaging both the creator and viewer emotionally as well as visually.
Introducing Seema Sayyidah Ahmad….. Who is a self-taught artist with a passionate focus on Islamic Calligraphy, Landscape and Arabesque art.
Her cultural diverse background has allowed her to explore artistic themes, ranging from realistic watercolor to calligraphy and designs.
She is a gifted artist, comfortable working in oil pastel watercolor, acrylic and various drawing media including computer art. Water color being her favorite medium.
Seema has exhibited her work at various art galleries and shows. Individuals and collectors throughout Asia and U.S have commissioned her work.
Designing and illustrating books, book covers, magazine and greeting cards. She has also written and illustrated children’s book, which she hopes, will be published in near future.
She is currently a resident of Merrillville Indiana. She devotes her time to Art and family.
She is truly “A poet in the art of painting”
Everything that is made beautiful,
fair and lovely....
is made for the eye of the one who sees "
[May Allaah have Mercy On Him ]