Tag Archives: Islam

“Городские пейзажи Ванкувера в воскресенье 😍” – Labyrinth Pier – Granville Island – False Creek Seawall – Vancouver

My painted Orange Labyrinth is fading, Yet remains visible, walkable, explorable, enjoyable by these two young Vancouverites . . . View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sonja Lytkin (@maggie_sonja)

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“Al Hamdull Illah we’re here” – Labyrinth Pier – Granville Island – False Creek South – Vancouver

Earlier during this Pandemic Year, My Friend and Brother in Islam, Jeremy, Direct Messaged a photograph of himself standing inside The Centre of Vancouver Public Labyrinth. Today, Jeremy messaged me a photograph of the Orange Labyrinth I painted on what I call Labyrinth Pier . . . My Orange Labyrinth Design is fading in places […]

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“We Here Alhumdulillah” – Vancouver Public Labyrinth – False Creek Seawall – Olympic Village

It’s that time of year when the grass grows tall and the rocks outlining the design are almost hidden from view, yet the Path of The Labyrinth remains well worn, and The Centre is visible. My Friend and Brother in Islam, Jeremy, on this Friday, Direct Messaged this photograph of him standing inside The Centre […]

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Labyrinths in Islam – Traffic Island Labyrinth – Masjid Qiblatain – Madinah, Saudi Arabia – Tuesday May 31 2011

Today is Day 26 of Ramadan 2020. This video is from my journey to Madinah, Saudi Arabia in May/June of 2011. I was walking from my youth hostel to visit Masjid Qiblatain. Masjid Qiblatain is known for having two Mihrabs, or Prayer Niches. Originally, Muslims had faced north west from Madinah towards Masjid Al Aqsa […]

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“We have created you from male and female, and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one other” (Qur’an 49:13) – Islamic Calligraffiti – Vancouver Mural Festival

Directions and process “I was commissioned by Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies to create this mural. At first, we were looking to create a design that would represent Muslims in Vancouver. It immediately felt like an overwhelming task, because one piece of work won’t do any justice to the complexity and uniqueness of these people. […]

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Surah At-Tawbah [9:128] – Al-Qur’an al-Kareem – القرآن الكريم

It used to be that when I searched online for “Labyrinths” and ““Islam“, almost nothing turned up, except my own blog posts, and my own images. Recently, I am stumbling upon posts and images like this with increasing frequency… بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم وَعَلَى الثَّلَاثَةِ الَّذِينَ خُلِّفُوا حَتَّىٰ إِذَا ضَاقَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ الْأَرْضُ بِمَا رَحُبَتْ وَضَاقَتْ […]

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“Maze Runner 😂” – Eric Rhys Miller

“Trying to leave a Masjid while others are praying” Okay, I found that funny, as would any Muslim… Youll never know a real maze until you are trying to leave the mosque while some people are still praying #thestruggle — Amun Uppal (@amun824) August 3, 2013 Maze Runner 😂 #muslim #muslimmemes #maze #masjid #prayer -follow […]

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“Help us to find the way to the mosque 🕌🌟” — My Ramadan Activity Book — HÜGGE — London, United Kingdom

Happily found one more instance of Labyrinths in Islam… 'My Ramadan Activity Book' now in UK 🇬🇧❤️ #huegge @huegge_dk #simpelandcreativewaytohavefun A post shared by Huegge_uk (@huegge_uk) on Jun 2, 2018 at 7:19am PDT This Ramadan Activity Book by including a maze ( yes yes yes I am anti-Maze person and pro-Labyrinth Person but put that […]

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Maltese Design Octagonal Labyrinth – Vancouver School of Theology – University of British Columbia – 6000 Iona Drive – UBC Theological Neighbourhood

FINALLY FOUND IT! Every previous visit to the University of British Columbia campus immediately west of Vancouver, I have forgotten to look for this Labyrinth. Today, I visited UBC for the purpose of breaking my Ramadan Fast by attending the Muslim Students’ Association 2018 Annual Iftar, and then blogging about it on my other project’s […]

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“Ada yang Putra Putrinya baru pertama kali belajar puasa? . . Ajak si kecil menyelesaikan labirin ini saat menjelang berbuka ya moms.. 😉”

It’s Ramadan and this caught my attention… This image visually weaves together two of my parallel projects, this, The City of Labyrinths Project and my 30 Masjids in 30 Days of Ramadan project. Another stepping stone in my understanding of Labyrinths in Islam. Ada yang Putra Putrinya baru pertama kali belajar puasa? . . Ajak […]

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Arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for next leg of 30 Masjids CANADA – Ramadan 2016: I spot a “wading” aka Spray Pool…

Arrived in #Halifax for next leg of @30Masjids CANADA #Ramadan I spot a "wading" aka Spray pool o_O | #Labyrinths pic.twitter.com/eKK9cGz2t5 — HïMY SYeD (@LabyrinthsDOTca) June 7, 2016 Here in Halifax to begin my second leg of 30 Masjids CANADA. This is a separate project from Toronto City of Labyrinths and is a different area […]

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“The Labyrinth of Qur’an…” — By Mohamed Mehdi Aourir

“This project emphasizes once again on the power of calligraphy and its crucial role in Islamic art. I though the first project (ALLAH calligraphy) was not enough to explore the rich universe Islamic calligraphy has to offer. “For this project, I mixed calligraphy with the lecture about Qur’an (by using Surat Al-Fatiha) and that about […]

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Labyrinth Community Network Newsletter Volume 4 Issue 1: Labyrinths and Islam

  Labyrinth Community Network Newsletter – Volume 4 . Issue 1 Hello Himy I was so pleased with your contribution to our newsletter. You really live your Sufi name. We hope our paths cross soon. JoAnn

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Labyrinths in Islam – Hidden in Plain Sight . . . Five Times a Day

Bismillah Bismillah — In the Name of God Alone — is spoken aloud and whispered upon the lips millions of Muslims — and some Arabic speaking Christians — before they began any endeavour, simple and ordinary or complex and involved. I found myself catching the Fajr — Dawn — prayers at the Dawah Centre in […]

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    Ancestral: recognizes land that is handed down from generation to generation.

    Unceded: refers to land that was not turned over to the Crown (government) by a treaty or other agreement.

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  • Metro Vancouver

    Labyrinths are made on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples –

    Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish),

    Stó:lō and

    Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)

    and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

    Labyrinths are made in traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of

    the Kwantlen,

    the Katzie,

    the Semiahmoo

    and Tsawwassen First Nations.