The Universal Wisdom (Allahu al Hakeem)

In this painting, the words 'Allah' in the eight-pointed star known as the Mohammadan Star and 'Al-Hakeem' (All the Wise), one of the divine attributes, in the rectangular frame appear in golden yellow, representing light or 'Nur'. 'Nur' also appears in green, a colour usually associated with the Islamic faith above the Mohammadan Star. The light or 'Nur' that spreads to all domains of the painting represents the Divinity beyond name. The artist, Professor Dr. Amir Hossein Zekrgoo is an internationally renowned scholar of art and has been engaged in teaching art, history of art, philosophy of Eastern and Islamic arts, and comparative studies in religious and sacred arts since 1982. His works reflect the cultural influences, colour and history of Islamic civilisations throughout West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Artist Name
Amir Hossein Zekrgoo
Kuala Lumpur
Object size: 91.2 x 72 cm
Accession No.
Mix media on layers of paper
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum