09:00 Opening of the Art and Calligraphy Exhibition
11:00 Calligraphy of the Quran
14:00 – 21:00 Art and Calligraphy Workshops
18:00 Pre-Primary Islamic concert
More info about the Art and Calligraphy workshops can be found here
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3 December, Tuesday - JEQ Main Campus
Art & Calligraphy Workshops
09:00 – 13:00 Aerosol Ali
09:00 – 13:00 Sheikh Abdul Hameed Sallam
09:00 – 13:00 Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang and Fatima Yiying Cao
14:00 – 15:30 Ustad Refik Çarikçi
18:00 Preparatory Islamic concert
4 December, Wednesday - JEQ Main Campus
09:00 – 13:00 Quranic Teaching Methodology Seminar
15:00 – 18:00 Part 1: Scribing of the Quran – The Legacy of our Illustrious Sahabah
20:00 Qasida Burda
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5 December, Thursday - JEQ Main Campus
09:00 – 13:00 Integrated Islamic Education Model Conference
15:00 – 18:00 Part 2: Scribing of the Quran – The Legacy of our Illustrious Sahabah
20:00 An evening of remembrance (Thikr)
22:00 Start of Ghatamul Quran with Sheigh Ahmed Ne’anaa
6 December, Friday - JEQ Main Campus
11:00 Qirah Program
12:00 Qirah by Sheigh Ahmed Ne’anaa
12:30 Jumuah with Sheigh Mohammad al Mishry
7 December, Saturday
JEQ Main Campus
09:00 – 12:00 Reading of Ahadith & the keys needed to understand it (Sahih al-Bukhari)
Dawn Mountains Franschhoek
16:00 Completion of Ghatamul Quran with Sheigh Ahmad Ne’anaa
16:30 Asr Salah
17:00 Art Exhibition
SEAS OF INK ARTIST PROFILES
Haji Noor Deen
Sh AbdelHamid Sallam
Master Refik Carikci
Fatima Cao Yiying
SAFIA ARTIST PROFILES
Nasief Gallie, one of SAFIA’s newest members, has entered the organisation with a bang. He has mesmerised everyone with his awe-inspiring pencil sketches. An adult learner and development facilitator by day, Nasief is rediscovering his love of pencils. A self-taught pencil-sketch doodler, he is excited to be exhibiting for the first time at the JEQ/SAFIA event. He humbly considers his talent to be a gift from Almighty Allah SWT.
Throughout her life, Sajeeda Dalvie has always been fascinated with the beautiful scenery of her hometown, Cape Town. Naturally, she found herself drawn to art and design.
This interest cultivated after she completed her secondary schooling, and further developed as she completed her 3 year course in Jewellery Design & Manufacture at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She found particular interest in the subjects of Drawing and Design, because of the various techniques and mediums used, such as graphite, charcoal, water-colours and layering of paper. After completing her tertiary education, she delved into art on canvas.
Sajeeda attended art classes at Soni Art Studio for a few weeks in 2011, but her styles are mainly self-taught. She currently focuses on acrylics and using different techniques and textures. What initially started as a hobby, resulted in a few commissioned art pieces. Her paintings were auctioned at a Cansa Relay for Life event, and also exhibited at the Castle of Good Hope.
Her passion is to create exquisite works of art that invoke feelings of joy, calmness and inspiration.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” – Pablo Picasso
Atika Plato Hoosen
Atika Plato-Hoosen, founder of The Healing Arts Studio, is an artist whose work is inspired by the rich legacy of traditional Islamic art. She is actively involved in promoting Islamic art at both community and professional levels in the form of art classes and art related workshops. She offers private art lessons at the Healing Art Studio and also freelances at different Schools.
Her passion for art began at the Battswood Art Centre, which formed the foundation that nurtured her natural artistic skills.
The year 2013 was a milestone in Atika’s journey. Under the guidance of Achmat Soni, she discovered the beauty of Islamic Art. Her first Traditional Islamic Art piece “Illumination” was symbolic of her new found ambitions, inspired by the opening chapter of the Quran, Surah Al-Fatiha.
She joined SAFIA in 2015 and aims to revive Islamic art in communities. Arabic calligraphy and geometric patterns are her areas of interest.
She started her Arabic and Quraan studies in 2011 and many of her artworks are inspired by the beautiful verses of the Holy Quran. Her art is a means of spiritual expression and upliftment.
She draws her inspiration from the following Hadeeth:
“Allah is beautiful and Allah loves beauty” – Hadeeth -Sahih Muslim
The legacy of Islamic art is important to our community because it expresses the beauty of the remembrance of Allah.
“My greatest joy is learning a little more about myself each day.”
I was born on the Cape Flats in Cape Town and still reside in this beautiful landscape.
Six years ago, I had a very difficult pregnancy and had to be on full bed rest and that’s where my art journey started and ended. I painted a few canvases and, after I gave birth, my art journey abruptly stopped as well.
Then two years ago I joined SAFIA, with no real intention of even becoming an artist. All I wanted to do was learn Arabic calligraphy. Then, after my first exhibit with this organisation, my art journey was rekindled and I haven’t regretted one bit of it.
Art truly is a healing process for me. I draw inspiration from everything around me, especially in Allah’s creation. Every art piece is a depiction of who I am in that moment. It is truly an extension of me and showcases different aspects of growth whether it is emotionally, mentally and more often spiritually. I find purpose in art.
I use different mediums, but in most of my work I work with inks, graphite and intense pencils. I recently discovered my love for watercolours. I love to use mixed mediums as well and predominantly Cretestone as it allows a raw expression of the self.
In most mediums I am self-taught and I’ve never really had formal training, but have attended a short Arabic calligraphy course, Islamic line design and a very informal watercolour workshop.
I hope my art speaks to your soul as it does mine each time I start to paint.