States: Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Meaning: In the name of Allah Lord, the most Beneficent and the most Merciful
Commentary: After attestation to faith (Shahaada), the most cardinal and often-repeated phrase that Muslims use is Bismillahir - Rahmaanir - Raheem. The invocation (bismillah) has from the beginning occupied an important and special place in Muslim piety and practice.
Attributes: The canvas was treated with minerals and numerous layers of matte mink acrylic paint. Thereafter the calligraphy was sketched and over 8,000 Swarovski crystals were applied to the canvas. Application of the crystals alone has taken over 60 hours. The calligraphy consists of 2 mm, 4mm and 5 mm Swarovski crystals and each piece has been added intricately.