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Islamic Art Feature: Return of Green Street Graffiti

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

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:

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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:

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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:

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Men at Work Resting Spent H I did it!

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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: iMuslim.tv.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. iMuslim

    October 31, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    For those on Facebook, check out these photos from another attendee, brother Rooful Ali. They make me wanna dSLR so badly!!

  2. Tawheed Is Unity

    October 31, 2009 at 6:26 PM

    LIVE from the Mohammed Ali (Aerosol Arabic) / Muslim Hands Green Street Graffiti and Poetry event, East London Tawheed Is Unity Television style. If you like it, then please share.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhPDtOGbo_c

    • iMuslim

      October 31, 2009 at 6:49 PM

      Nice video, masha’Allah… really shows how busy Green St is too!

  3. sharn

    October 31, 2009 at 6:46 PM

    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 http://www.hire-a-graffiti-artist.co.uk there are a few more good graffiti artists on the site called Graffiti Kings that graffiti bedrooms, night clubs & everything else lol.

  4. Farhan

    November 2, 2009 at 9:33 AM

    I never liked graffiti art

  5. sierra

    November 4, 2009 at 8:44 AM

    I like graffiti art and I like the work he has done.

  6. Holly Garza

    November 4, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    Nice work and pics

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