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Geometric Arabic script Quran verse

Photo by Katarina Sabados

Why can’t they see us?

Artist(s): Doaa Jamal

Producer: Vancouver Mural Festival

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Completed: 2018

A community partnership project between Van Mural Fest, the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies and artist Doaa Jamal, the mural is Arabic square Kufic script illustrating a verse from the Qur’an:
“We have created you from male and female and we made you into tribes and nations that you may know each other” (49:13).
The piece was made by community members who gathered to tape the stencil, paint, and share feedback. Jamal wanted to create a design that encapsulates the diversity of Muslims in Vancouver, and speaks to the burdens minorities and immigrants face when navigating cultural and identity differences.

Doaa Jamal for Vancouver Mural Festival

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 123 E 8th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5T 1R8 | Get Directions

Accessibility Information: Mural is in an alley.

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