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MDSVAD Alum Turns Worn Qur’anic Pages into Works of Art

Saad Mehmood, a talented visual artist and an alum of the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (MDSVAD) at Beaconhouse National University (BNU), has garnered widespread acclaim for his unique endeavor to breathe new life into worn Qur’anic pages by transforming them into exquisite works of art. His artistic journey and remarkable initiative have been prominently featured in an article titled 'Act of Devotion': Pakistani artist turns worn Qur’anic pages into works of art, published in Arab News.

The article delves into Saad's artistic process, highlighting his dedication to ensuring that the sacred words remain visible and accessible, thereby preventing inadvertent disrespect. It also explores the significance of his work within the context of Islamic art and cultural heritage, emphasizing the importance of expanding the ways in which the Qur’an is experienced and appreciated.

Saad's ongoing solo exhibition in Lahore, titled "Al-Qadr," showcases his collages of restored Qur’anic fragments, adorned with concentric circles, Arabic calligraphy, and decorative elements like gold leaf. The exhibition, organized by the Pakistan Art Forum, underscores Saad's dedication to exploring Islamic art forms and creating new expressions of reverence for the sacred text.

As Saad's story continues to captivate audiences both locally and internationally, his art stands as a powerful testament to the transformative power of creativity and devotion. To read the full article and learn more about Saad Mehmood's inspiring journey, visit:
'Act of Devotion': Pakistani artist turns worn Qur’anic pages into works of art.

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