☼Enlighten Spirits☼

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Enlighten Spirits-DIG1

Series: Magical Magnificence

I’ll not say, dear, what is Sama’
Unless I know who may the listener be:

If from the Spirit’s loft his soul-bird soar
The very Angel lags behind in flight;

But if he be a man of sport and play and jest
The demon grows in force within his chest.

The breeze of dawn tears apart the rose with grace
But wood the axe alone can split.

The world is full of passion, drunkenness and music
But in the mirror what can a blind man see???
THE ARTWORK AND SPIRITUAL ELEMENT

The digital mix media composition & painting “Enlighten Spirits” is based of Sufi Whirling(Sufi Dancing) Dervaishi naach. My painting subject  is sufies gaining ecstasy in sama. Sama is one of key element of Sufi practices and the highest goal of Sama for the Sufi is Ecstasy.Often spiritual travelers seek a path that is fulfilling in a manner as defined by them. They want learning experiences that will ‘make them whole, peaceful, happy and connected to the larger universe.’ Of course, travelers are free to want these things and establish their own learning criteria. However, authentic paths do not adhere to this structure. Like other serious forms of learning, the Sufi path has its own entrance requirements that the traveler must meet.The Sufi take the course of love and devotion to accomplish their highest aim with Divine Law and same implement with every practice of Sufism(Tasawwuf). Allah says in His Kalaam

“The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it). Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allah. That is the guidance of Allah. ~ Surah az-Zumar 39.23…

Ever since the time of Junayd of Baghdad(Q.S.A) it has been common for Sufis to link sama’ with the kalaam e Allah theme of the primordial covenant (mithaq) between God and the unborn souls of humanity, when God demanded,
“Am I not your Lord (a-lastu bi-rabbikum)?” (Kalaam Allah 7.172).
Master Junayd of Baghdad(Q.S.A) quoted as saying,
“When to essence of the children of Adam on the day of covenant there came the words,
‘Am I not your Lord,’ all the spirits became absorbed by its delight. Thus those who came into this world, whenever they hear a beautiful voice, their spirits tremble and are disturbed by the memory of that speech, because the influence of that speech is in the beautiful voice.”
In other terms, the source of sama is said to be the “rapture” or “attraction” (jazb) of God, a kind of energy that irresistibly draws one toward God
.According one of great Sufi Master Burhan al-Din”Q.S.A”who was a senior disciple of Sufi Master Nizam al-Din Awliya(Q.S.A)and famous for his practice of sama.defined types of Sama;


1- One is Lawful Sufi Samaa, in which the listener is totally longing for God and not at all longing for the created.
2- The second is permitted Sufi Samaa, in which the listener is mostly longing for God and only a little for the created.
3- The third is disapproved Samaa, in which there is much longing for the created and a little for God.
4- The fourth is forbidden Samaa, in which there is no longing for God and all is for the created…

The listener should know the difference between doing the lawful, the forbidden, the permitted, and the disapproved. And this a secret between God and the listener (for none truly knows the motive of the Heart except God, the Knower of unseen).
Therefore, whatever one finds (yujadu-Ecstasy) as a consequence of audition (Sama‘) by means of audition within the soul is all ecstasy (wajd). Such “serenity”, “shivering of the flesh”, awe and “softening of the heart”is itself wajd.
The subject who experiences wajd is temporarily absent from him or herself; it is indeed an extasis, an exit from self-existence and an entrance into ego less consciousness.

The participants of Samaa should not forget the etiquettes of samaa
There is saying among the Shadhili Sufis, about being inwardly ecstatic, but outwardly sober.
Thus the ecstasy of Sama’ would be incomplete and one sided without an account of disciplines and balance of sobriety which comes from the adab or proper etiquette of listening to sama'”…..

What would most interest an outside observer about sama is to see what are the effects of the ecstasy on the participants,but this is a topic that the sources touch upon only lightly,since the spiritual experience is the goal…Thats why Some Great Masters of samaa can understand a hundred thousand mysteries filled with treasures of secrets in the voice of the Reciter and the verse!!

Thus, Master Shibli”Q.S.A” said:

“When I suppose that I have lost it, I find it and whenever I imagine that I have found it, I lose it.”

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Keep enjoying  the journey of Sufism through my art. A message of hope and interstellar love from the visionary “Enlighten Spirits-DIG1” with the soulful poetic verses by Master Sadi in Bustan…

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

modalineproductions@gmail.com or for prints My Deviantart

To Liston and enjoy soulful Pakistani sama track for sufies a live recorded sama from Poland in voice of Qawal Farid Ayaz and brothers visit my MODaline Productions Soundcloud

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♫Spring Giddiness♫

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Spring Giddiness-DIG2

Series: Magical Magnificence

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Tell me, O Love,
Who is more elegant,
You or this vast garden of Yours?

Shine, O moon,
You are an inspiration
to all who look upon the night sky.

Sour will turn to sweet,
Blasphemy will turn to truth,
Thorn bushes will turn to jonquil,
A hundred bodies will spring to life
with one breath of yours.

You place doors in the sky.
You place wings on the human heart.
You enchant every mind
and bewilder both worlds.

THE ARTWORK AND SPIRITUAL ELEMENT

The digital mix media composition entitled by Spring Giddiness based of Sufi Whirling (Sufi Dancing)or Dervishe Dance.For the Sufi, knowledge is metaphysical, and it can be attained only through practice and not through thinking.  The Sufi symbolically turns towards the truth, abandons the ego, and arrives at the Perfect.Slowly, as the body sways consciousness also changes, the mind assumes a freedom from the earthly bondage. With this ecstatic dance the Sufi Dancer enters the trance forgetting his Self and becoming united with the Divine Lover.The Sufi unites with the beloved, and they become the instrument for the admiration of creation filled with passion. Love is the only way to truly experience the beauty of the world.  In the ritual dance where consciousness penetrates the body and the mind, the lover joins with the beloved, the dance becomes the dance of Divine Love.

Hope you will enjoy the journey of Love through”Spring Giddiness”. A message of hope and interstellar love from the visionary with the soulful poetic verses by Master Jalaluddin Rumi”Q.S.A”, excerpted from Coleman Barks.

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Keep enjoy the bliss of love with my art.

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

modalineproductions@gmail.com or for prints My Deviantart 

Painting © 2016 All rights reserved

with Artist@Modaline Productions ®™

 

♫The Inward Turn♫

 

The Inward Turn

The Inward Turn

My Original handmade Painting

From series Sufi Whirling (2014-2016)
—-Raqs-e-Bismil——

My worst habit is that I get so tired of winter
I become a torture to those I’m with.

If you’re not here, nothing grows.
I lack clarity.
My words tangle and knot up.

How to cure bad water?
Send it back to the river.
How to cure bad habits?
Send me back to You.

When water gets caught in habitual whirlpools,
dig a way out through the bottom
to the ocean.
There is a secret medicine
given only to those who hurt so hard
they can’t hope.

The hopers would feel slighted if they knew.

Look as long as you can at the friend you love,
no matter
whether that friend is moving away from you
or coming back toward you.

Don’t let your throat tighten
with fear.
Take sips of breath all day and night,
before death closes your mouth.

SPIRITUAL ELEMENT

My art series of sufiwhirling is based of sufi dancing under different states of a sufi durnig Jazb.Same with this painting from the Sufiwhirling; through which I menifested my desire with the ideas of a whirling sufi, whirlpool, waterfall, dawn,surface, core and movement on the same canvas.Sufi Samaa is one of the most distinctive parctices of the Sufies.There are so many forms of Sufi dancing in mysticism one is Sufi Whirling.Sama‘ in the Sufi tradition refers to listening with the “ear of the heart”, an attitude of reverently listening to music and/or the singing of mystical poetry with the intent of increasing awareness and understanding of the divine object described; Sama creates a kind of channel between the heart and the spiritual world, and the surging of this energy overflows into the body and releases itself in dance. In other terms, the source of sama is said to be the “rapture” or “attraction”of God, a kind of energy that irresistibly draws one toward God.

The Color Palette and Technique

I applied primary blue,yellow&red and tints of black&white from color palette. Blue for water, yellow and red for dawn, white for sufi, tints for shadings to highlights..Originally handmade with achrylic medium on canvas and as usual completed with very minor detail with multi color layers and textures to acheive desired result.The canvas size is 24*36inches.The artwork is available and ready for place to Heal.

Hope you will enjoy the journey of Love through”The Inward Turn“. A message of hope and interstellar love from the Painting .With the Soulfull poem of Sufi Master Rumi”Q.S.A”

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Keep enjoy the bliss of love with my art

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

modalineproductions@gmail.com

Painting © 2016 All rights reserved

with Artist@Modaline Productions ®™

 

 

 

 

 

♫The Union-Wasal♫

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The Union-Wasal

My Original handmade Painting

From series Sufi Whirling
—-Raqs-e-Bismil——

He and I are ONE,

Like the word and its meaning.

Behold Union in separation,

Like the Eye and Vision.

Not for a moment is

He separate from me.

Behold us together everywhere,

Like Flower and Fragrance…

SPIRITUAL ELEMENT
The painting idea has formed within mystically “Dhikr” during sufi whirling.Dhikr is the sacred practice of remembering the Divine Love..Union in Love is that state of mind in which the consciousness of the lover is merged in that of the object of his love; it produces in the lover all the attributes of humanity, such as resignation, renunciation, humility, kindness, contentment, patience, virtue, calmness, gentleness, charity, faithfulness, bravery, by which the devotee becomes harmonized with the Absolute. As one of God’s beloved, a path is opened for his heavenly journey: at the end he arrives at oneness with God, and his whole individuality is dissolved in the ocean of eternal bliss where even the conception of God and man disappears.

The Color Palette and Technique

The compostion applied primary yellow&blue and universal black&white from color palette.green developed by mixing of primers. Originally handmade with Oil paints medium and I applied big brush strokes to give a quality texture desired effect on canvas which size was 32inches*52inches. Usually I don’t apply thick paint in my paintings except if subject demand otherwise mostly of my projects are compositions of layring techniques.It take lot of time and tough to handle but I always feel comfortable with hardwork.

Hope you will enjoy the journey of Love through”UNION-Wasal”.A message of hope and interstellar love from the Painting .With the beautifull poem of Sufi Master Sarmad”Q.S.A”

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Keep enjoy the bliss of love with my art

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

modalineproductions@gmail.com

Painting © 2016 All rights reserved

with Artist@Modaline Productions ®™

♫The Dance of Life-Remembrance♫

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The Dance of Life-Remembrance

My Original handmade Painting

From series Sufi Whirling
—-Raqs-e-Bismil——

There is a dancer in you
Moving,
Shaking,
Making you Running
Whirling
She never wanna stop
She never wanna stay
She never gets enough
Nor knows how to obey
The dancer in you is “PRAYER”
A Seeker
A player
But the prayer forgot her song
The seeker lost her mother tong
And the player doesn’t know more to whom the play belong
You dance was made in Rhythmic Divine
Your body was the juicy secret,
The mystic wine
Your song
The sublime creation
Your lips
The tantra tic temple of sensation
Re-member
And
Re-member
I am
You

SPIRITUAL ELEMENT

The painting idea has formed within mystically “Dhikr” during sufi whirling.Dhikr is the sacred practice of remembering the Divine, a living tradition of the gnostics still carried, practiced and transmitted by the Sufis (Darvaishes). And the practice indeed is a practice of valentine with the Real Beloved. Its the creation of a sacred moment, a moment with Hu and you, remembering and being remembered. Words fall short when speaking about this kind of valentine, this kind of encounter.
Beloved God says, ‘Therefore do ye remember Me; I will remember you’.
A divine promise of reciprocal love and reminiscence.
Sufis consider a life of complete unity the most balanced, if it is true and harmonious. Love and wisdom create harmony between man and woman; but these being absent, harmony ceases to exist.Harmony between true persons is more lasting than the affections of average mankind. People of angelic qualities have everlasting harmony between them, in which God Himself accomplishes His object of manifestation.
Sufism, being the essence of all religions and philosophies, looks upon both the opposite aspects of nature as one in reality, and calls it Safat Allah(Attributes of Qualities of God).In short Two human (Man and Woman) whirling forms represented one soul of a sufi.

The Color Palette and Technique

Pink in masculine aspect shows the ecstacy, and red for love in feminine which menifesting light with yellow like a lamp.Originally handmade with water color medium and I merged well to give a quality smooth look on textured canvas which size is 24*36inches.As per my style completed with thin brush strokes.

Hope you will enjoy the journey of Love through”The Dance of Life-Remembrance“.A message of hope and interstellar love from the Painting .With the beautifull poem of an unknown sufi.

———❀ ♫ ☼ ☾*☮———

Keep enjoy the bliss of love with my art

ღஜღ Love ღஜღ

Artist Seher Mohammmd

modalineproductions@gmail.com

Painting © 2016 All rights reserved

with Artist@Modaline Productions ®™