Igshaan Omar is a self-taught novice in Islamic Art who is inspired by the creative awe of nature, sacred geometry, origami and the ever-evolving personality of his only child.
He currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa. His mixed-media, acrylic paintings are an exploration of the Beautiful Names of Allah, known as the Asma Ul Husna, which he does for self-development and as a means of Tazqiah (Self-Purification). He expresses his creativity through the medium of abstract Islamic art, imbued with subtle references relating to Qur’an and Hadeeth. His intention is that his works should resonate with viewers on their own individual journeys of understanding the intangible, through understanding themselves.
Igshaan is further inspired by the following quotes: “Be in this world as a stranger or a traveller in a distant land.” Hadeeth. “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.” Hadeeth. Igshaan previously exhibited at the SAFIA-hosted Gala Event at the Islamia Academy in Lansdowne, Cape Town in 2018.