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#MakeArtWhileApart - Artists Celebrating Ramadan through Instagram
SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies Research Assistant
This year, the month of Ramadan has looked very different as we stayed physically distant, following local health authorities’ safety precautions and guidelines. Despite these changes, the global Muslim community has gathered online to show their creativity, as Muslim artists, photographers, graphic designers, typographers, calligraphers, and more shared their art together online.
In celebration of Eid al-Fitr, here are 4 Instagram art trends showcasing Muslim artistry on another successful year’s Ramadan:
Illustrator @moosleemargh created a seven-day (or night!) drawing prompt challenge to count down towards the start of Ramadan 2020. She starts the series off with the moon.
Discover Muslim artists who are creating pieces rich with meaning and colour at #RamadanArtChallenge.
A Ramadan greeting and reflection from artist @shirien.creates
Artist @findyourcreativity created her own set of prompts to inspire herself over the 30 days.
Inspired by the Quran, @dhanty98 creates digital paintings of her favourite Āyat (verses).
Along with traditional and digital art, Instagram users are celebrating Ramadan 2020 by showing off their photography skills and offering a peek into their personal lives with #RamadanPhotoADay.
@fatima.m.studio gets creative with mixed media.
Black and white shot by @mutablephotographer.
@zeenatadamza captures patterns of light.
Day 10 - دس by @muhaddisashahzad
Day 20 by @nadabdalla
Raj’s project was even featured on the official @instagram account!