Islamic Art Feature: Return of Green Street Graffiti

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Dr Mehzabeen b. Ibrahim joined MuslimMatters as a blogger in late 2007 under the handle 'iMuslim', whilst still a struggling grad student. Since then, she has attained a PhD in Molecular Biology and a subsequent Masters in Bioinformatics, and now works as a specialist in this field for a well-known British, medical charity, masha'Allah. Somewhere in between she found the time to get married, alhamdulillah. She likes to dabble in photo and videography, a sample of which can be found on her personal blog:

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Some of you may have already heard of the amazing talents of Muslim graffiti artist, Muhammad 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.

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Outside the ZamZam Store

Outside the ZamZam Store

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, masha'Allah:



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, insha'Allah! :)

Click on the thumbnails below to see more pics of the event:

Spoken Word Mohammed Ali at Work Mohammed Ali at Work Harold Rd Waiting Up Close
Working Hard Pink Boy Forehead Watching Kn...
Men at Work Resting Spent H I did it!

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7 Responses

  1. sharn

    QUALITY I really like this, Im not 1 for adding links in my replies but this reminds me of some similar stuff by graffiti artist “SER” at there are a few more good graffiti artists on the site called Graffiti Kings that graffiti bedrooms, night clubs & everything else lol.


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