Nabila Abuljadayel drew a painting ” Isjod wa Iqtareb ” ( Prostrate and Draw Near ) during the Kingdom’s COVID-19 lockdown. The painting captures a moment of stillness and contemplation as a cleaner kneels in the courtyard of Makkah’s Grand Mosque, the only worshipper in the normally swarming holy site.
Saudi artist Nabila Abuljadayel has been goodwill ambassador for the king Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS relief) since 2018. She specializes in portraying royal families through the medium of silk art.
She said, the idea for the painting is came from reality. ” My inspiration for this piece was based on the unprecedented and unparalleled moment it dawned on me that , for the first time in my life. I would not be able to visit Al-Haram ( Grand Mosque ).”
she further added, ” it made me realize what an honour, privilege and blessing it was to be able to do that. Nabila noted : “this event embodies our faith. It reaffirms the importance of humility. It demonstrates how we are all equal in the sight of God.