The artwork is a printed reproduction print of a popular Maghrebi calligraphic panel written in the famous al-Qandusi thuluth script.
The 19th century Muslim saint (wali) Shaykh Muhammad Bin Al-Qasim al-Qandusi (sometimes spelt al-Qundusi) was herbalist and calligrapher who was born in Qanaadasa in the Maghreb region. He immigrated to Fez where he sold herbs. His calligraphy has become extremely famous and this calligraphic panel is a traditional take on the name of Allah he calligraphed that is located in the Zawiya of Idriss II in Fes.
The focus of the art-piece is the Divine Name 'Allah' (ٱللَّٰهُ) followed by the phrase 'May his glory be glorified!' (جَلَّ جَلَالَهُ). Along the border is calligraphed 'Ayat al-Kursi' (آيَة الْكُرْسِي) translated as 'The Throne Verse' (Quran, 2:255) which the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ described as having been revealed from beneath the Divine Throne after which it was integrated into Surah Al-Baqarah (Musnad Ahmad: 108). The Ayah translates to:
Allah! There is no deity but Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who could intercede in His presence without His permission? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge except what He wills. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.
The boxed calligraphy contains Surah al-Ikhlas (الْإِخْلَاص) which translates to 'Sincerity' and is also know as 'The Declaration of God's Unity' (التوحيد). The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ has described the Surah as being equal to one-third of the Holy Quran. It reads:
Say: He is Allah, One Allah As-Samad He begets not, nor was He begotten And there is none comparable to Him
Details of al Qundusi Style Allah Calligraphic Panel
۩ Style: Maghrebi al-Qandusi Naskh Script.
۩ Country of Origin: Morocco
۩ Size: Approximately 46 x 34 cm (including frame)