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Celebrating Art and Poetry | Ramadan with Louvre Abu Dhabi

This Ramadan, we are marking the holy month with poetry recitals every Wednesday. Listen to four poets deliver eloquent 1-2 minute poems. These poems share messages of hope and resilience, touch on the values Ramadan, and each one is inspired by an artwork in the museum.

‘Shama’ (Flame)

Written by: Muhammad Iqbal

RECITED BY: Sanki King

By Sanki King
Part of the exhibition ‘Abstraction and Calligraphy – Towards A Universal Language


Peace be upon her

Written by: Amal Ismail

Recited by: Amal Ismail

INSPIRED BY: Ear Dagger Decorated with Calligraphy and Floral Designs
Granada, Spain
Late 15th century


Written by: Amal Alsahlawi

RECITED BY: Amal Alsahlawi

INSPIRED BY: Saphea, an astronomical instrument
Andalusia, Spain
Ca. 1224


Written by: Capitaine Alexandre

RECITED BY: Capitaine Alexandre

INSPIRED BY: Pitcher with Poetic Inscriptions
Kashan, Iran
Ca. 1200


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