MOHAMMAD NASRULLAH REFA'IE

Calligraphy Journey

Under the tutelage of  Master Calligrapher Mr Belaid Hamidi:

The more I write and share with people about this knowledge, I find myself connecting with people through the sharings of the artworks and the philosophies behind it. "
- Mohammad Nasrullah Refa'ie

MOHAMMAD NASRULLAH REFA'IE

Calligraphy Journey

Under the tutelage of  Master Calligrapher Mr Belaid Hamidi:

The more I write and share with people about this knowledge, I find myself connecting with people through the sharings of the artworks and the philosophies behind it. "
- Mohammad Nasrullah Refa'ie

The artpiece

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the artwork

i. ARTWORK DESCRIPTION

Size 50 x 70 cm

Script diwani

Paper Ahar, KOREAN texture paper

Ink Schmincke - brown brazil, sumi - black

a. Main text:

IN BLACK:
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Translation:
in the name of allah, the most gracious, the most merciful

b. Label:

The artwork label is written in the Diwani script. The text reads in Jawi:
“Ditulis tangan oleh Mohammad Nasrullah Refa’ie murid kepada Belaid Hamidi, semoga Allah merahmati mereka”

ii. STORY BEHIND THE ARTWORK

a. ARTWORK PHILOSOPHY

In this artwork, Rahmah or mercy is illustrated through the words “Rahman” which means [the most gracious] and “Rahim” which means [the most merciful].

I hope by having this artwork hung on the wall, it will serve as a constant reminder of Allah’s mercy and protection, during this difficult period and for us to always have the intention to spread mercy and compassion in whatever that we do. For example, in our current situation of fighting Covid-19 together, we can display more compassion to our fellow Singaporean who may have been affected by the current situation.

This is because, in order for us to obtain Allah’s mercy in this world and the next, we must also show mercy to His creations. 

I chose a minimalistic concept for this artwork because I wanted to highlight and give focus to the meaning of the text.  This is reflected by the minimal text and ornaments which can be seen in the whole completed artwork.

– Nasrullah

b. SCRIPT

“The artwork is written in the Diwani script which is usually known as a cursive script. However I kept the cursiveness to the minimum by enlarging the text so that it is easier to read.
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– Nasrullah

c. SIGNATURE & LABEL

The Artwork Label is written in Jawi:

Jawi: دتوليس تاڠن اوليه محمد نصر الله رفاعي  موريد کڤد بلعيد حميدي سموݢ الله مرحمتي مريك 

‘Ditulis tangan oleh Mohammad Nasrullah Refa’ie murid kepada Belaid Hamidi, semoga Allah merahmati mereka’

The calligrapher also incorporated his signature into the artwork by signing it below the artwork.

 

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

To be honest, the most enjoyable part of writing would be when other people are able to appreciate the artwork and hang it on the wall of their homes or offices.

Besides that, I treasure the process of talking to people about the types of artwork they prefer. And as I was writing, I also looked forward to the point where the meaning of the artwork would be completed.

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