Creatives

Creatives are those who are not afraid to fill the world with colour. They inspire, enlighten and are a constant source of inspiration.
     

Arwa Abouon

Artist Artist Nationality: Libyan/Canadian Current location: Canada Born 1982 in Tripoli Libya, to Amazigh roots from both my mother and father’s side of the

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Dian Pelangi

Dian Pelangi is a young, pioneering fashion designer based in Indonesia. As the leading designer at Dian Pelangi Company, she consistently pushes the boundaries of local and

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From Graphic Designer to Influencer, Subhi Taha’s Guiding Inspirations

Subhi Taha is both hilarious (if you’ve seen his videos, you know what I mean) and determined – with a brilliant minimalist aesthetic. As a social-media

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Aulia (Ollie) Halimatussadiah

Location: Jakarta Profession: Writer & entrepreneur  Creative or Changemaker: both!  Aulia Halimatussadiah (Ollie) is the co-founder and Chief Content Officer of Zetta

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Al Firdaus: Music to connect with our origin

  In 2007, A group of friends met at a Turkish tea house called Konya in Granada to play music together, for the joy of it. These European Muslim friends connected

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Ameer-Youssef Omar

Ameer-Youssef is South African born and resides in Brisbane, Australia. Currently, he is studying social work and Islamic studies. The Arabic language has always been

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Mukhtar Sanders

Mukhtar Sanders is a graphic designer and comes from a family of artists. His wife Soraya Syed is a calligrapher and his father Peter Sanders a photographer.   Starting

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Naeema Ismail

Naeema is a design loving, letterer, calligrapher, and marketing student from Brisbane, Australia. She began creating inspiring prints as personal projects to express her

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Shaheda O

Shaheda O is a Brisbane based graphic designer with a love for Islamic art. She designs contemporary laser cut and printed Islamic artworks and accessories. As well as

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Nouha Saleh

  Nouha Saleh has loved drawing and painting since she was young. After she learnt to read the Holy Qur’an and write in the Arabic language, her love for calligraphy

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Sami Yusuf’s Barakah tour, reviving sacred music for our time

I was seventeen years old at the time I picked up a copy of “My Ummah”, by Sami Yusuf and started to play it in my hand-me-down Toyota Corolla. The highly recognisable

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5 Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam Songs to Uplift Your Soul

Take trip down memory lane filled with gems of uplifting music by Yusuf Islam, also known as Cat Stevens. He is definitely one of the most prominent Muslim figures of our

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Sara al-Moudarres

An Artist of Fine arts & Interior design, Sara al-Moudarres specialises in Mixed media and paper-collage whilst also using her skills interior design for illustrated

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Sarah Akhtar

As a seasoned Software developer, Sarah Akhtar has several years of professional experience for working and studying in the IT sector.  Classifying herself as a passionate

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Catching Up With Kelly

Kelly Izdihar Crosby has had some pretty big challenges in life, from losing her job due to the GFC to losing her home from hurricane Katrina. She took these challenges

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The Designer Of The #OurThreeWinners Image Shares His Story

Meet Mohammad Alsalti (aka Teddy). You might not be familiar with his name, but I’m sure you’ve seen his work before. He is the creative behind the now iconic

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New Book With An Australian Muslim Heroine

From working in criminal law to writing a light-hearted book for pre-teens, Melati Lum shares her inspiration behind her first book Ayesha Dean- The Istanbul

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Aseel Tayah

Aseel is an installation and performance artist, photographer and art teacher, and an international activist for human rights. She grew up with a desire for wanting to

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Journey To The Good Life

By Kulsum Tasnif   My work as a visual artist has a wide range of techniques and approaches, much of which deals with social issues, and the way they affect me and my

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Fariba Abedin: Contemporary Exploration of Geometry

I caught up with Fariba Abedin about her approach to art, which she describes as “a contemporary exploration of ancient Iranian geometric art and the Islamic art, a

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Kelly Izdihar Crosby

Kelly Izdihar Crosby is a mixed media artist, freelance writer and arts administrator.  Her personal motto is taken from the Prophet Muhammad (saws).  “God is beautiful

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Kulsum Tasnif

The transcendence of geographic boundaries and search for beauty and truth is at the heart of American based artist, Kulsum Tasnif. Being of Pakistani descent, but born in

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Ala Hamdan

I graduated from University of Jordan (Jordan) & from University of Granada (Spain) after majoring English & Spanish literature & translation. I volunteered

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Lail Hossain

First and foremost, Lail Hossain is a Muslim mom, wife, sister, daughter, niece, and a friend. She traded her globe trotting hi-tech management profession and founded

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Abdallah Jasim

Abdallah Jasim was born and raised in Detroit, MI. Throughout his childhood, he developed an uncanny ability to make others laugh through impersonations and story telling.

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Ameena Khan

Ameena Y. Khan received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Engineering, and doctorate degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. After completing her

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Hafsa Khizer

Salaam! I’m Hafsa – a Brand Stylist, Graphic Designer, Creative photographer, Entrepreneur and Artist. Talking about myself is rough, and writing an entire page

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Munira Mendonça

Munira is one of Spain’s leading craft persons and activists on behalf of her compañeros in Spanish leather working. She was born and raised in Oakland, California. Over

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Jourdan Sungkar

Jourdan is an Australian Creative living and working in Melbourne. In his early teenage years he explored inner city cultures of skateboarding and graffiti-spray art. His

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Danish Shaikh

Danish is a Senior Production Specialist and a Photographer Check out his bio here: Photography started out as a hobby with a simple point and shoot when I was finishing high

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Zaynura Ruzehaji

Being dubbed an ‘arty one’ since childhood, Zaynura’s zeal for art and design eventually led her to pursue an education in applied arts. While obtaining her Bachelor of

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Zaki Fauzan

Zaki is a Jakarta-based Motion Graphic Artist at Coconutmind. He specializes in live visual and motion graphic for Event Entertainment, Broadcast Production, Fashion Shows,

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Aadil Abedi

Aadil’s glamorous and elegant art is a reflection of his inherent appreciation for all things beautiful. Inspired by Arabic and Islamic calligraphy, damask prints and

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AD Pirous

At 85 years, Pirous, an artist considered a pioneer of Islamic painting in Indonesia, is as energetic and fit as ever before. Speaking at Selasar Sunaryo, Bandung, to

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Abdul Abdullah

Abdul Abdullah was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1986, and he graduated in 2008 from Curtin University. In 2009 Abdul received the Highly Commended in the NYSPP at the

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Qasim Arif (Illm)

ILLM is the pseudonym of artist Qasim Arif. He experiments with contemporary Arabic calligraphy and typography influenced by classical scripts such as Thuluth, and graffiti

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Saba Chaudhry Barnard

A first generation Pakistani-American woman, I was confronted by my ‘otherness’ from a very young age, being a token of diversity at my private school in North Carolina.

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Sana Arjumand

Born in 1982 into an art-loving family, Sana Arjumand was interested in the arts from a young age. One of her earliest memories is going with her mother to a screen printing

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Boonaa Mohammed

Dubbed the “voice of a generation,” Boonaa Mohammed is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at

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Naima B Robert

Na’ima B Robert is a published author and magazine publisher. Her books include the popular ‘From my sisters’ lips’, and teen novels, ‘From Somalia, with love’

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Muadz Dzulkefly

Muadz loves to heal others through his music. Not only is he a talented and upcoming artist, he is also a multilingual vocalist who aims to touch the hearts of people from

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Muslim Belal

Ashley Chin aka “Muslim Belal” is an English actor, screenwriter, spoken word performance poet and former rapper of Jamaican descent. Reverted to being a young

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Ahmed Bukhatir

Ahmed Bukhatir is a name synonymous today with any lover of music, especially the ‘acapella’ style of singing. A singer, par excellence, with over 10 million fans that

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Faisal Salah

At Just 19 years of age, Faisal Salah with his unique, powerful voice and thought provoking lryics narrates his journey back to islam to all. He has been known to leave

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Amir “King” Khan

Catapulted into the limelight from the 2004 Silver medal Olympic podium Amir Khan has become Britain’s highest-profile boxer racking up an impressive professional fight

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Shazet

Shazet has been taking his originality and creative sounds to the new-school beatboxing scene ever-since the age of fifteen, especially in South-East Asia. He hails from

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Syafiq Zane

Syafiq Zane is a world renowned Chef, Patron, Gastronomist and Entrepreneur whose pursuit of self-advancement took him across the globe in a journey to perfect his culinary

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Altimet

He is not called Altimet for nothing. Whether busting rhymes as an MC, producing tracks, composing music or writing lyrics, Altimet delivers hot hits. Recognised for his

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Daood Butt

Shaykh Daood Butt has always had a desire to learn and teach Islam. Following secondary studies, he obtained a degree in Automotive Technology and was nominated amongst

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Kamal Saleh

Kamal has always been someone who has loved to express himself through Art. He is known for his Spoken Word pieces on YouTube and has used his talent to project the religion

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Zain Bhikha

Since 1994, Zain Bhikha has inspired fans the world over with his messages of hope and upliftment. As a singer, songwriter and through creative workshops and television, Zain

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30 Awesome Creatives

I recently returned from an incredible trip to Malaysia, where I was fortunate enough to present to a packed out stadium of thousands of people alongside some of the

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Mizz Nina

Launching an explosive solo career in 2010, Mizz Nina’s debut album What You Waiting For catapulted her status as this generation’s “it girl”, led by the title track

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Shinji Moriwaki

Shinji Moriwaki aka Figure of Speech or just Speech, delivers songs that are politically and socially motivated. Born and raised in Kuwait to a Chinese mother and Japanese

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Martin Travers

Martin Travers is an international muralist, street artist and professional visual artist. He is highly experienced in a wide range of disciplines including murals, fine

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Ibrahim Jaaber

Ibrahim Muhammad Heshaam Jaaber is A third generation American Born Muslim, a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and The Founder and President of Color Me Muslim

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Safina Sajid

Safina Sajid is a British born Muslim who lives and works in the northwest of England. In June 2013 she graduated with a First Class Honours degree in B.A Fine Art with

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Asia Alfasi

Asia Alfasi is a Libyan-British manga-influenced comic writer and artist. She was born in Libya and moved to Scotland at the age of 7. Since then, she has relocated to

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Hannah Habibi

With her humorous juxtapositions and striking subjects, at first glance Hannah’s bold, playful work raises a smile, however the work is clearly underpinned by a deeper

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Sajid Hussain

The founder and brainchild of Ilm Arts Festival is the philanthropist Sajid Hussain aka “The Maestro”.  Born and raised in the UK, from a young age Sajid has always

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Medina Tenour Whiteman

“I am an Anglo-American mother of two, born into a Muslim convert family, raised on Jacques Tati, the Goon Show, Rickie Lee Jones and ecstatic Andalusi song. Musician

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Yaseen Mohamed

Yaseen is a UK-based Artist specialising in traditional and non-traditional art, creative works and assemblage arts. With over 85 thousand followers on Instagram, his unique

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Peter F Pham

Peter F Pham is a Sydney based graphic designer. Graduating in B Design, majoring in Graphic Design from UNSW’s College of Fine Arts in 2013, Peter has had three years

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Nermin Moufti

Hi! I am a designer and brand specialist. My work is multidisciplinary, integrating a graphic design practice with art, craft and illustration. Having lived between Dubai,

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Omar Regan

Omar Regan was born and raised in Detroit, MI.  He started writing songs at the age of 9, and debuted on the professional music scene along with his brother as a member of

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Abdallateef Whiteman

It was a choice between writing a book and never seeing it printed, or having the means to publish my own ideas, albeit in small doses in this live blog. So I chose blogging.

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Zahrah Habibullah

Zahrah Habibullah is a photographer, an accomplished jeweller and all round creative. Zahrah’s work embodies a sense of celebration of this world. Her knowledge of

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15 Amazing Muslim Hip Hop and Spoken Word Artists

There are many ways to tell a story and many stories to tell.  One of the most powerful forms of sharing our thoughts, feelings, memories, culture and endless lineage of

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Kendyl Noor Aurora

Kendyl Noor Aurora is an awesome fashion, make-up and hijab stylist. Known more commonly as the “Tattooed Hijabi,” Kendyl converted to Islam some years ago and

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Dina Tokio

Dina Torkia, known online as Dina Tokio, is a fun, fresh and funky stylist, blogger and vlogger. Her quirky personality shines through in her videos, as she takes you on

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EMKWAN

EMKWAN is a YouTube & Social Media personality who “represents one of the regions most exciting digital faces.” (Esquire Magazine). Also named as one of

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Saima Chowdhury

Saima Chowdhury is a fashion photographer, youtuber and blogger from Birmingham, UK. Her blog features various topics from her thoughts on the latest fashion trends to

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fouseyTUBE

Yousef Saleh Erakat, more popularly known on YouTube as fouseyTUBE, is a Palestinian American entertainer, motivational speaker and online celebrity. Yousef creates and

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Mohamed Sami

Mohamed was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1975. Throughout his life he showed a great interest in cartoon characters and comics and began drawing them as early as 6 years old. He

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Amina Khan

Amina Khan completed her BA Honours in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior from McMaster University. She taught herself graphic design when she was 12 years old, and since

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Aalia Rahman

Aalia graduated with a degree in Studio art with an emphasis in Painting and Graphic Design from Saint Louis University in May 2014. This allowed her to learn new techniques,

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Imad Eddine Toubal

Imad Eddine Toubal is an Electrical and Electronics Engineering Student from Algeria. He is a computer science enthusiast, focussing mainly on Computer Graphics (CG) which

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Alia Sharrief

Introducing Alia Sharrief, a Muslimah in Hiphop demanding respect on the mic while combatting stereotypes through her music. As a female emcee/vocalist, Alia holds firm in

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The Brothahood

The Brothahood use hip-hop as a tool to break down stereotypes and misconceptions. They’ve created a whole new theme to the Australian hip hop scene whilst maintaining hip

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Eiman AlUbudy

A Sydney based artist with an Iraqi background. Eiman migrated to Australia at the age of 2 years. She will be graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Majoring in Visual

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Poetic Pilgrimage

Poetic Pilgrimage is a female Hip Hop and Spoken Word duo who express the world as they see it through the art of rhyme. They are a rare act, being one of the few Muslim

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Brother Ali

Brother Ali is an American hip hop artist, community activist and member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip hop collective. Ali converted to Islam at age 15, during this

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Sobia Hussain

Sobia Hussain is a professional soap artisan and creative director of The Olive Tree Soap Company based in Toronto, Canada. Inspired by nature and its healing elements, she

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Silda Sabuncu

Silda is a young architecture student and photographer residing in Brisbane. She has studied and lived in Turkey which made a profound impact on her sense of cultural

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Ahmad Sabra

Ahmad Sabra is an award winning documentary and wedding photographer. His work demonstrates a breadth of style and technical prowess, but the common thread stitching it

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Hana Tajima

Hana Tajima is a designer and visual artist.  Her blog hanatajima.com (formerly stylecovered.com) fast became a new and unique voice in fashion and is a widely read

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Marryam Lum

Marryam is a talented artist, both lifestyle photographer and brush-letterer. Her innovative approach to sharing positive messages from the Islamic tradition in a

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Ascia

Ascia is a fashion blogger with over a million followers on Instagram. She is credited with bringing the turban style to Kuwait and being a source of style inspiration for

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Amena

Amena, also known as Amenakin after her YouTube alias, is an ex-teacher turned entrepreneur. Married with two children, she films hijab tutorials, fashion tips, reviews and

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Amira Rahim

Hi, I’m Amira—a passionate abstract artist on a mission to make the world a more colorful place. Art for me was always a hobby, my escape from the pressures of school,

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Amal Awad

Amal Awad is a Sydney-based writer, journalist, author and public speaker. Amal frequently writes and speaks about issues of society, religion and popular culture. She has

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Diana Kotb

Diana Kotb’s fashion fixation was inevitable: as a child, she was surrounded by master seamstresses and a extremely creative mother who custom made her outfits for every

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Sara Soueidan

Sara is a Lebanese self-employed front-end web developer, writer and speaker, focusing on HTML5, SVG, CSS and JavaScript. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences,

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Omar bin Musa

Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia. He is the former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and the Indian Ocean Poetry Slam. He has

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Zohab Zee Khan

Zohab Khan is the current Australia Poetry Slam Champion, didgeridoo player, harmonica beat-boxer and hip-hop artist. Zohab has toured Asia, the Middle East and Europe to

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Shea Rasol

Shea is an international fashion blogger and has her own clothing line. Shea is based in the capital city of sunny Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and always tries to imbue positivity

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Samir Malik

Artist, Calligrapher, Designer, Photographer and Coach, Samir Malik has worked with international corporations, royalty, galleries, schools and individuals world wide. He is

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Anisa Sharif

Anisa is a mosaic artist with over 10 years of experience. She is also active in her local community by working at the local school, supporting mosques, organising Eid

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Adam Williamson

  Adam is an award-winning sculptor who has undertaken a long list of prestigious commissions and exhibited internationally. Adam is a skilled geometer, stone/wood

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Ouafae Taame (Wafa)

Ouafae Taame (Wafa) is a visual artist, 2D and 3D graphic designer, and digital print maker with two Degrees: in Fine Art and Architecture from Morocco. She is inspired by

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Amina el Shafei

Amina is a 2012 Masterchef Australia contestant, has published her own cookbook, writes a monthly column for the internationally recognised Australian Women’s Weekly

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Sami Yusuf

Sami Yusuf is a British singer-songwriter, composer, producer and an accomplished musician. Endowed with a strong cultural affiliation to music; privileged with a musical

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Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan is an award winning photographer who has worked in Paris, London and New York, but feels most comfortable when he is wandering the streets of Gaza or the West

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Tyson Amir

Born and bred in the Bay Area is the creative, Tyson Amir. He is a rapper with poignant cadence, enlightening lyrics, and music with enough heart and soul to cross over

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Saif Adam

Saif is a super cool singer, songwriter, and musician. He brings his spirituality into his art by writing faith-inspired music. Check out this acoustic version of his single

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Benjamin Gilmour

Benjamin Gilmour is a writer and filmmaker, director of the films ‘Son of a Lion’ (2008) and ‘Paramedico’ (2012), author of the books ‘Warrior Poets’ (Pier 9) and

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Eric Broug

I’m a leading expert on Islamic geometric design. I’ve published two popular books on the subject, that have sold over 30,000 copies worldwide and are available

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Soraya Syed

Soraya is a classically trained Islamic calligrapher who pushes the paradigm of classical calligraphy, while respecting the traditional foundations of the art. The art of

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Peter Sanders

Peter Sanders is a heavyweight in the photography world with over 30 years of experience. His mastery and skill are derived from an almost spiritual place, lending his photos

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Mustafa Davis

Mustafa Davis is a photographer, film maker, and creative director. The son of a German painter (Sandra Noble) and American Jazz Musician (Bill Davis), Mustafa was raised in

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Sara Mansour

Co-founder of the Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS), which is a not-for-profit community organisation. With the patronage of the Bankstown Youth Development Service (BYDS) at the

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Ahmad Al Rady

Ahmad Al Rady is a spoken word artist, university student, young community leader, social activist, and change maker. He is the co-founder of the Bankstown Poetry Slam in

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Momin Bannani

Momin Bannani is the creative lead at AJ+ Arabic, where he seeks creative ways to engage the target audience. He creates a medium that enables them to examine, create

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Peter Gould

Peter Gould is a celebrated designer, creative entrepreneur and artist. The BBC has described him as “among those young urban global Muslims leading the emergence of a new

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Wajahat Ali

Wajahat Ali is a lawyer, writer, playwright, editor, professional speaker, and currently the co-host and digital producer of The Stream by Al-Jazeera. The bulk of his work

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Matuse Peace

Matuse is a solo artist who is super talented in all things film and music. He conveys the struggle of the people and their stories through Hip-Hop — heavy with

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Anita Martins

Anita has over seven years of industry-based graphic design experience. She learnt her craft at The Design Centre Enmore, Sydney Institute of Technology. During her career,

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Mohamed Zakariya

A Life in Artistry. Growing up in Los Angeles, Mohamed Zakariya was surrounded by artists—his father, a painter and movie art director; his mother, an interior decorator;

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Mohammed Ali

The Art of Mohammed Ali is described as challenging the oft-heard term ‘clash of civilisations.’ with his fusion of street-art and islamic script, along with conscious

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Hassan Massoudy

Hassan Massoudy was born in 1944 in Najef, South of Iraq. He grew up amid the scalding heat of the desert, in a traditional Iraqi society characterised by strong religious

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eL Seed

eL Seed is a ‘calligraffiti’ artist, a blend of the historic art of Arabic calligraphy and  the modern art of graffiti, mixing street  culture  from  Paris  and

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Shehroze Khan

Shehroze Khan is a Maths graduate, and has always had an avid interest in social and political affairs. He has been involved in a number of campaigns and initiates centred on

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Awais Ali

Awais Ali is a Dental student from London, but with a difference. His Film making skills have helped him win awards with HSBC, Arabia Offscreen and he hopes continue this

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Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer in New York. He is the newest correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning program ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’.

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Hafiz Hamidun

Hafiz is a Malaysian nasheed singer, music producer and the founder of Arteffects International. Read more about him and his journey here. Check out his official website,

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Delina Darusman-Gala

Delina, aka Haiina Love, is one of Australia’s first Muslim women’s fashion bloggers. She has featured in the Powerhouse Museum’s Faith Fashion Fusion

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Randa Abdel-Fattah

Randa Abdel-Fattah is a published author, human rights advocate, and is often sought after for opinion pieces and speaking appearances. She has a background in law and has

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Aamer Rahman

Aamer Rahman is a Melbourne-based standup comedian. After years of performing as half of the critically acclaimed duo Fear of a Brown Planet, Aamer Rahman finally appears in

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Nazeem Hussain

Nazeem Hussain is the star of his own critically-acclaimed TV show, ‘Legally Brown’, which aired on SBS in 2013 and 2014. The show broke ground with it’s

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Sara Saleh

Sara Saleh is an Arab-Australian human rights and refugee advocate, grassroots activist, creative artist and regular media commentator with a decade-long career working with

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Issam Nabulsi

The Principal, and founding Director of Desypher, and architecture design office. Issam heads the Dubai office and has over 20 years of experience. Having worked under

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Reuben Brand

Reuben is a writer, journalist, illustrator and issue driven activist. During his career he has spent a large amount of time working and living in the Middle East and South

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Yusuf Islam

Also known as Cat Stevens, he has been in the music industry since the early 1970s, and has sold over 40 million records. In the mid-’90s Yusuf Islam founded his own

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Naim Rahman

Design has always been the primary area of interest for Naim. This passion for visual, as well as functional aesthetics lead Naim to pursue BFA in New Media Design from

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Yuna

In a remarkably short period of time, Yuna has risen from regional D.I.Y. notoriety to full-on international stardom. In the process, the charismatic young singer-songwriter

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The Narcicyst

Yassin “The Narcicyst” Alsalman is a leading Arab musician, actor and  multimedia artist who has shared his work in forums like TedEx, the Dubai International

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Amir Sulaiman

Amir Sulaiman is a poet, recording artist, activist and newly appointed Harvard Fellow, born in Rochester, New York. His poems cross subjects of love, tragedy as well as what

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Mark Gonzales

With over 15 years of experience in global research aggregating emotional intelligence, sacred education, design thinking & human development, Mark Gonzales is

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Alia Gabres

Alia Gabres is a Melbourne based Poet & Storyteller. She is the Co-director of ‘The Centre for Poetics and Justice’ and Associate Producer in Arts Programming at the

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Musa Syeed

MUSA SYEED is an independent filmmaker and writer. His first narrative feature, VALLEY OF SAINTS, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience

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Nadia Janjua

Nadia Janjua is an Artist, Architect, and Art Educator based in the Washington, D.C. area. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the George Washington University

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Ruh Al-Alam

With a background in typography and design, Ruh found a natural and familiar channel of expression in calligraphic letterform and art. Ruh’s artwork isn’t limited

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G. Willow Wilson

G. Willow Wilson began her writing career at the age of 17, when she freelanced as a music and DJ critic for Boston’s Weekly Dig magazine. Since then, she’s written the

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Baraka Blue

Baraka Blue is a highly acclaimed rapper and poet hailing from Seattle and based in Oakland, California. He has performed all over North America as well as the Middle East,

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Iman Salam

Fashion, Faith, Food blogger and lifestyle commentator, born and bred in the US but currently living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. When we were first presented with the idea of

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Haji Noor Deen

Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. Born in 1963 in Shangdong province, China, he brings an immense learning in traditional thought and

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Lateefa Spiker

Lateefa Spiker lives and works in east London. Her reflective work explores the structures and flowing forms of traditional Islamic pattern and investigates the relationship

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Adam Shamash

Adam Shamash is an award-winning filmmaker whose work bridges the peoples, stories and cultures of the Middle East with those of the West. He believes that good films have

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Dhimas Ramadhan

Dhimas Ramadhan, born in Surabaya, Indonesia on 22 June 1970, is a critically acclaimed flamenco guitarist who has performed worldwide. From diverse venues such as the

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Nimah Ismail Nawwab

Nimah Ismail Nawwab was born in a Meccan family with a long history of scholars. An English writer, editor and poet as well as photographer, her interests have led her to

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