6. Composite image of the Shahadah on the first green lillar.
7. Double screen in Gold & silver shim. The screen effect dipicts the concept that one enters through the Prophet Muhammad by following his exemplary way/Sunnah & comes to deep understanding of the reality expressed in the first part of the Shahadah. The Sufi practices "The Science of Prophethood" on himself by following the "Perfect, Universal Man." For the Sufi this is his Path to Allah.
The second Pillar of Salat/prayer was shown in multiple images. Images of prayer carpets decorated the second gallery pillar & a series of six arched windows with gold & or silver shim geometric screens between the viewer & the cloth landscapes symbolised the patterns of the five daily prayers plus the voluntary prayer. This prayer with no screen is offereded in the night after some sleep or in the early hours of the morning before dawn. The Sufis value it for its “closeness” & connection with the Divine. All the prayers offered with sincerity connect the believer but the extra prayer done voluntarily, especially connects.
|Dawn - silver & gold, Midday-gold, Prayer cycle, A'noon-gold to silver, Sunset-mainly silver, Night-all silver. Matching landscapes|