Unity Mural
Monday, December 04, 2006
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

In the little town of Whitby (Ontario, Canada), there is a Muslim Welfare Centre for women and children. A charming building, with a somewhat spiritless interior. So to add a little life to the walls some absolutely wonderful sisters (and a brother) have put a lot of time, effort and commitment to make a difference.

This project started in the summer (2006), it involved mailing out canvas squares to any sisters (or brothers) who were interested in participating, sealing each canvas once received, sewing the edges, and then putting them together. Anyone who is thinking of doing something like this, I highly encourage you to give it a shot, as both Unity and Kindness are essential parts of Islam, and insha'Allah everyone involved can reap the rewards.

Few things to keep in mind: First consult the organization (etc.) before you decide to start a project like this, the cost to mail out the canvas can add up, depending on how much canvas you need it can get pricey, not everyone you mail canvas too... return it! (and unfortunately don't have the courtesy to inform you they can't get it done), and stick to your due date! (mistake I made, by hoping a few last minute works of art might trickle in... umph)

Jazak'Allah to everyone who was part of this project and for your patience. Each canvas square is gorgeous!! Masha'Allah. And has it's own unique style, which makes them that much more beautiful. May Allah reward you for your good intentions and your generosity. Ameen.

Insha'Allah I hope one day we can put another mural together, maybe for a school, or an organization, or even an individual. Any sisters (or brothers) who might be interested in something like this.. please shoot me an email. (amtullah79@yahoo.ca)


posted by Sketched Soul at 2:55 PM | Permalink


At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous


I dunno what just happened to my comment, but here I go again.

Masha'Allah, this is definitely a takbir moment! Allahu Akbar!

It looks awesome. This picture doesn't do justice to the actual piece, but it still looks good. Masha'Allah!

Insha'Allah for the next one (and I trust there will insha'Allah be another one).. I'll perhaps consider learning how to uhm.. paint *ahem*..hehe. But I guess that's the greatness of having a collective work like this -- namely that the flaws are hidden and only the good of each piece shines through. Masha'Allah!

May Allah reward you for leading yet another thoughtful and creative endeavour, ameen!


At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

As-salam alaykum,

I see mine!! Oh wow. Masha'allah, it looks amazing. I think projects like these benefit everyone...brings the people together. Good job Farhana. It's truly pricless.

May Allah reward you for putting out such an awesome project and all those who participated.



At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

wow, masha'allah, a great idea!

(by the way, I tagged you, heh. check out my blog)


At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Shazia

Mashallah the mural is beautiful and must be astounding in real life. What talented painters!!! Also, Jazakallah Farhana for organizing this project.


At 3:27 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dear sisters,

Ameen!! Jazak'Allah for the feedback/comments and the beautiful du'as.

Yuppers Farzeen, the picture really doesn't do any justice to how wonderful the piece is... a true master piece!

haha.. I see your's too Huma!! wonderful, masha'Allah.

Muslima Wife, jazak'Allah. I shall check out your blog, insha'Allah.

Barak'Allah Shazia :)



At 8:49 AM, Anonymous [a}ma

Super! that is an awesome project. Have u heard dawud warnsby's song "fill the world with colour...every colour of islam"? kisses, you guys rock. [i've been to whitby, it's cute]


At 12:26 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa barakatu my dear sister [a}ma,

Jazak'Allah for the comments. Yes, I do know the song, and enjoy it..haha, interesting that you thought of that :)

Really.. I have never thought of Whitby as cute..hehe, insha'Allah one day you can drop by here again :)



At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Irving

Wow, how lovely :) Congratulations on the great work. If you put them up for sale to raise money for the center, I will buy one :) Or put in on Ebay for auction.

Ya Haqq!


At 9:51 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu Irving,

Jazak'Allah for dropping by and leaving your wonderful comments.

Humm.. I never thought someone might be interested in buying something like this (not everyone likes such large pieces of art in their home.. although I do!) Thank you for the absolutely wonderful idea.. insha'Allah I think I'll try something like this, to raise money for a cause.



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