Da’wah comes in many shapes and forms, This graffiti artist depicts Islam in his art!
Known for his unique message-filled graffiti murals, Mohammed Ali has been pioneering a unique combination of mediums and delivering them in public spaces all around the world. Also known as Aerosol Arabic, Mohammed was born and raised in Birmingham UK — a true “Brummie” as he likes to call himself. His passion for graffiti art began as a teen in the early eighties and he has been painting ever since. Initially aspiring to be a computer games designer, at 20 Ali found he had a bigger role to play, something that was about designing hope and a change for humanity. He decided to leave the virtual realm and focus on reality.
Unlike many graffiti artists, Ali started to incorporate Islamic concepts and script within his art. He has since pioneered what he calls “urban spiritual art,” a fusion between urban street graffiti and eloquent Islamic script.
Much of Ali’s work depicts universal principles of peace, knowledge and patience — concepts that cross faiths and cultures. Ali’s art celebrates spirituality; it’s far from being provocative and controversial. Instead of art that shakes the bridge, Ali’s art aims to build bridges.
The 30-year-old father of one has become a household name across the Muslim community. Some of his accolades include public spiritual murals in the streets of major cities, such as New York, Chicago, Toronto, Melbourne and Dubai.