Some of you may have already heard of the amazing talents of Muslim graffiti artist, Muḥammad Ali, aka Aerosol Arabic. Having travelled the world to paint his inspiring murals, he finally got around to visiting London today, in order to makeover the previously bland wall of the ZamZam store, which is situated in the busy, desi, shopping district of Green Street, in the city's East End.
The event – sponsored by the charity, Muslim Hands – kicked off late this morning, in spite of the looming threat of rain. By the time I arrived on the scene at 1pm, a large part of the mural's foundation had already been sprayed on:
After returning only a couple of hours later, a lot more detail and colour had been added; it was really coming to life, māshā'Allāh:
It's a shame that I couldn't stick around to see the finished product… though I guess it'll be available for viewing a while longer, inshā'Allāh! :)
Click on the thumbnails below to see more pics of the event:
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