The Footprint



This design was an Award winning artwork. It was selected as the best artwork produced out of 250 entrants and was honored Best Muslim Artist 2011, by the University of Arts, London. The initial artwork is now hung up in Peter Sanders office.


Love is an intoxicating and mesmerising emotion. A lover is grief stricken when away from his beloved, but soothed when in close proximity of it and of something which reminds him of his beloved. So too has the sandal of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) been adorned with love and admiration. It is the sublime sandal which throughout history; poets and scholars have written about.


Even today people attach sandal lapel pins upon the left breast of their garments; above the heart. To signify the Prophet’s (PBUH) footprint is forever upon their heart. Forever remembered. In addition the outline of the sandal is stitched upon Islamic hats. Worn as a testament that the wearer humbles himself even below the sandals of the Prophet (PBUH).


We now have chosen this design in our woodcraft pieces. Like all my other pieces l have chosen to use natural tropical woods from around the world. Three wood types were chosen to emphasise the sunnah (characteristics) of the Prophet (PBUH). Such as when he drank water in three small sips and when we follow his example of performing wudu (ritual purity) in three cycles.


The illuminating white star echoes a meaning about the purity and light of the Prophet (PBUH), the first thing Allah created. It also reminds us to navigate our way to Allah through the example and love of the Prophet (PBUH), just as the traveller seeks the North Star for direction.


“If you do not know him (SAW), seek where his footsteps are.” Jalaluddin Rumi (ra).


“In the competition, Qashif’s work shone out from the rest, truly inspirational” Peter Sanders (photographer)



5 kg


50 x 33 x 6 cm


American Black Walnut & African Padouk (naturally red)


Each item is handmade from start to finish, without the aid of computer controlled machinery. If item is in stock, it will be shipped, otherwise please allow 8-10 weeks. The artwork is made to order.


Images are for illustration purposes only. Each wood is different and have their own characteristics. If some woods are not available then you will be contacted regarding this.


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