Haifa is My City – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

Haifa is My City – Arabic Calligraphy Art by Kamil Dow

Year
2014

Size
60×90 cm (23.6"×35.4")

Materials
acrylic, gouache, ink and gold marker on paper

Arabic calligraphy text (English)

Finally, my grandfather, I ask you to stand on judgement day, strong and tall on your feet, in front of the two merciful angels, who will ask you: What is your name and religion? Say to them without fear: Haifa is my city, and its neighborhoods is my pasture, its mosques are my "adhan", its churches are my bells, its people are my brothers, its Carmel is my mountain, and I was born and lived and died and "remain in Haifa."
—Majid Khamra

Arabic calligraphy text (Arabic)

وأخيرا يا جدّي، أطلب منك أن تقف يوم الحساب على قدميك متينا شامخا، أمام الملاكين الرّحومين، اللّذين سيسألانك ما اسمك وما دينك؟ فقل لهما بلا جزع أو خوف: حيفا مدينتي، وحاراتها مرتعي، جوامعها آذاني، كنائسها أجراسي، أناسها إخوتي، كرملها جبلي، وإنّني ولدت وعشت ومتّ على أنّني "باق في حيفا".
—ماجد خمرة