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40 Conversations with the Prophet: On Art and the Creative Process

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Ali Hussain
Paperback, 210 pages


This book is a collection of Qur'anic verses, prophetic narrations and statements by Muslim scholars and saints that are catered for Muslim artists to grow in their craft and creative process.


It should not be lost on anyone in the Muslim community, especially artists, that Muslim creatives are not fully appreciated in the West by their community, neither spiritually, financially nor institutionally.


Art is often perceived as frivolous entertainment that should be approached as a hobby in favor of more 'serious' vocations that bring six-digit salaries and financial stability in a world that our scripture ironically reminds constantly is a fleeting apparition.


The organization of this work is very simple. It consists of four chapters, the first of which focuses on key verses from the Qur'an that are tethered to art and the creative process. The second is the book's highlight of 40 conversations from the hadith collection, while the third focuses on teachings from the 12th century Andalusian mystic Ibn al-'Arabi. The fourth and last section focuses on stories and statements by other Muslim scholars and saints throughout history, even some contemporary figures.