Joshua Dildine (b. 1984, CA), received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University (CA). He has been featured in group exhibitions in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Murfreesboro, as well as the Frederick Weisman Museum of Fine Art (CA). He was also the recipient of the 2010 Claremont Graduate University Award. The artist lives and works in Claremont, CA.
He Is Allah…
Praise be to Allah, Whose incomparable Wisdom intuitive minds are compelled to recognise; Whose subtle arguments convince the intellects; the wonders of Whose creation render void the excuses of those who reject the truth, the tongues of Whose evidence [of His existence and majesty] call out to men of learning, to bear witness that He is Allah, there is no other god but He.
He has no peer equaling Him, nor anyone similar resembling Him, nor any partner assisting Him; He has no son, no father, no consort, not a single equal. He is the absolute Dominator, to Whose might tyrants are forced to submit. He is the All-Powerful; before Whose omnipotence the most august kings bend, and those Who cause men to tremble with fear, humble themselves before the reverential dread His authority inspires. The whole of creation yields in obedience of Him, willingly or by force, as Allah, may His praise be glorified and His names sanctified, says,
“To Allah, bow all who are in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, as do their shadows by morning and by evening.”
Every existent thing announces His unity, every sensible thing is a guide towards His divinity, through the marks of creation with which He has branded them – decrease and increase, impotence and needfulness, susceptibility to accidental facts, and subjection to inevitable incidents – in order that to Him shall belong the decisive proof.
[Abu Ja’far al-Tabaari, in the introduction to his tafseer, Jami’ al-Bayan ‘an Ta’wil ‘aay al-Quran]
The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. Created by Studio Chizu and Madhouse.