Al Buraq waits
Al Buraq is the winged steed that carried the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) from Mecca to Jerusalem on the Night of Isra’a and Mi’raj. This is a holy night for muslims when the Prophet ascended to the 7 heavens and met with all the prophets before him. The first part of the journedy (Isra’a) was from Mecca to the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on the back of Al Buraq. The Prophet is said to have alighted here, tethered Al Buraq at Al Haram Al Sharif and rose with the Archangel Gabriel on the second part of the journey (Mi’raj) to the heavens.
There are many representations of Al Buraq and I wanted to make my own to reflect some of the amazing things that are said about him. He was not very big but had massive and colorful wings and a tail like a peacock. It is said that he could traverse long distances because he could place his foot on the horizon and in one step reach that point. The shooting star symbolises the flight of the Prophet with the help of Gabriel the Archangel to the heavens. Al Buraq waits as it is his duty to be there for the Prophet when he comes back to earth so he can return him to his home.
I just loved the story and some of the descriptions in it so I had to create an piece that would capture some of the beautiful imagery I imagined. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did…
Big Thanks to my partner and good Friend Rashad for help on the Story and back ground info, also thanks to my good friend Abdozy for his efforts 😉