Opening of the World Arts Congress exhibition for Muhammad (S) in Shiraz

TEHRAN – An exhibition featuring a selection of the best submissions to the World Arts Congress for Muhammad (S), the Prophet of Mercy opened in Shiraz on Saturday.

The Shiraz Teachers’ Art Creation Center is organizing the congress in collaboration with several Islamic centers to promote the artworks in different media.

The current exhibition at the branch of the National Library and Archives of Iran in Fars Province will continue until March 3.

The best works in painting, calligraphy, calligraphic painting, poster design, typography, digital art, short film, music video, play, short story and poetry will be honored on Sunday and Monday.

Hassan Ruholamin, an Iranian painter best known for illustrating accounts of Islamic history, created “Jabal an-Nur” exclusively for the congress.

The painting depicts the Prophet (s) of Islam climbing the rocks to the cave of Hira, where he received his first revelation, which consisted of the first five ayat of Surah Al-Alaq from the angel Gabriel.

On pilgrimage to the Kaaba, Muslims usually visit the site located near Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The acrylic painting was done on a 100 X 150 centimeter canvas on July 6-7, 2021 at Nasirolmolk Mosque, a historical site in the city of Shiraz, southern Iran.

Ruholamin has already created several other paintings on Prophet Muhammad (S), including “Cave of Hira”.

Photo: File photo shows an artist creating an artwork for the World Arts Congress for Muhammad (s), the Prophet of Mercy.


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