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The quadruplet of (Afala: A Thinking Project) is based on four Quranic verses and it identifies with the Bible. These verses are as follows:


«Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth,» «We have indeed created man in the best of moulds,» «Each just swims along in its own orbit,» and «Will they not seek to understand the Qur'an? Or are their hearts locked up by them?»

The essence of the quadruplet emanates from «And we made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other. Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted with all things.» Surat Al-Hujurat-Verse 13; «Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.» Luke 2:14; and a continued search through whirling and the mystery of letter (ن) – letter N in english.

This visual project aims at addressing mind to grasp the meaning of the nebula surrounding human being and fixing the spiritual defect that has been inflicted on him during his life journey without contemplating the essence of the distance that is based on the four spiritual concepts:

«Will ye not understand?»: the mind first in distinguishing man's journey from that of other creatures.
«Will ye not consider?»: a man is a reflection of his thought and responsibility toward it.
«Will ye not remember?»: a man's review of his acts during his journey through life.
«Will ye not give thanks?»: here the hypostases of mind, thought and memory convene while asking the remorse question that leads to giving thanks to the Creator for the blessing of living with a mind and what the man has accomplished for himself and for humanity after his departure. This project is not based on metaphysics; rather, it gives due attention to the mind's ability to discover the secrets of existence in order to achieve spiritual tranquility that look forward to intellectual and visual entertainment through color and font in a special chemistry that emits the recipient's renewable energy of love.This project comprises visual and letter visions open to more than one aesthetic proposal, all brought together by the quadruplet of man, light, movement and energy during a dervish's circle movement around himself, meditation aimed at identifying with the universe and relaxing the power and desires of the body, according to Avicenna. Thus, listening is the isthmus of crossing. This project does not depend on one idea only; rather, it aspires to be part of the aesthetics of our daily life to energize it by renewable, spiritual energy. Apart from the figurative painting, there are three-dimensional forms, solids derived from the whirling dervishes and materials for specific purposes (ceramic, copper, canvas, silk screen prints, wooden boxes, accessories and jewelry) that borrow from the aesthetics of oriental compositions through a contemporary vision. In other words, this project open to various possibilities is an effort to destroy the walls of enclosed galleries, roam outdoor and restore the kidnapped identity of the oriental art under modernized imported titles.