Jamal Abdulrahim | Al Mawaqif




The idea of the exhibition is inspired from "Kitab Al Mawaqif" for Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Jabbar ibn al-Hasan an-Niffari; who is often considered to be an early Sufi, though his name does not formally appear in any of the Sufi lineage charts. His Book of Standings (Kitab al-Mawaqif) is a fascinating collection of visionary poems. The "Standings" or "Al-Mawaqif" referred to in the book has a rather subtle meaning in that each poem or chapter refers to a unique way in which he is made to stand by God.