VISUAL ARTIST & PHOTOGRAPHER
Save An Orphan SUPPORTER
"During my travels I appreciate countless blessings and bounties we have as compared to others. Surely as a sign of sincere gratitude and thanks, to our Creator
Allah swt, is to share whatever blessings we have with those less fortunate than ourselves insha Allah.
What a great honor and blessing it is to help those less fortunate than ourselves, especially orphans. Supporting orphans is a cause very close to my heart, for
many different reasons, especially as our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was one.
I wholeheartedly pledge to support Save An Orphan by whatever means and abilities Allah swt has granted me insha Allah."
In 2001 Saba Rifat completed a 2-year MA in Visual Islamic and Traditional Art at HRH Prince Charles Traditional School of Arts (PTSA) in London. Saba is inspired
by spirituality and principles of balance, harmony and proportion found in nature, to produce paintings to evoke a visual ‘space’ or ‘void’ in which one is able to re- treat
for simple aesthetic pleasure or deeper reflection of its origin.
This has been the inspiration behind the concept of her website, Lightniche. This word is translated from the Arabic word mihrab. A ‘mihrab’ is a niche, found
in a mosque, which is oriented towards the Ka’bah, and it is the place where the leader stands and recites the daily prayers. The niche reflects incantantions of the divine word,
which reverberates through repetition by the congregation and symbolise the presence of God.
Currently Saba works on private commissions, exhibits and runs art workshops.