Hearts & Bones Interlocked-17”X26”

Series Title: Lifelines & Manuscripts

Image Title: Hearts & Bones Interlocked (17”X26”)

Material: Fuji Crystal Archive Paper Color Print

This single selected image on view here was inspired by the bones in the human body; as they have being mentioned, in diverse contexts and numerous sections in the Holy Quran and Hadith Shareef.

It is said when a true believer is buried in a grave, it welcomes him, saying, “You are welcome here; you have done well to have come here. Of all the people walking upon the Earth, you were the dearest to me. Now that you have been made over to me, you will see my excellent behaviour.” Then the grave expands to the farthest point of sight, and a door of paradise opens into it. Through this door comes the scented air of the paradise. But when an unbeliever or a transgressor is buried, the grave says, “Your coming here is unwelcome and abominable. You had better not come here. Of all the people who have been walking upon me, I hated you the most. Today you have been made over to me, and you will see my treatment.” Then it narrows down and presses him mercilessly, till his ribs pierce into each other as the fingers of the two hands interlock each other. In another section of the Hadith Shareef it’s stated, when the son of Adam dies, his body disintegrates and vanishes apart from the tailbone, which is a bone at the base of the spine. When the Resurrection begins, Allah will cause the bodies to grow by means of rain from the earth which will make these bones grow until each person’s body is restored to the way it was before he died.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55, Number 548: Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Treat women nicely, for a women is created from a rib, and the most curved portion of the rib is its upper portion, so, if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked. So treat women nicely.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60, Number 338: Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Between the two blowing of the trumpet there will be forty.” The people said, “O Abu Huraira! Forty days?” I refused to reply. They said, “Forty years?” I refused to reply and added: Everything of the human body will decay except the coccyx bone (of the tail) and from that bone Allah will reconstruct the whole body.

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