Yukon Mosque beautified with Arabic calligraphy by Windsor artist
Windsor artist Salwa Najm recently spent time in Whitehorse along with her assistant, Ahsia Aghbari, painting multiple, elaborate pieces of Arabic scripture on the walls of the Yukon Muslim Society Mosque.
"I spent the last week in Whitehorse, Yukon decorating the Yukon Muslim Society Mosque with calligraphy," posted Najm on her Twitter account.
"Whitehorse is home to an est. 120 Muslims and to some of the best people I've ever met. This mosque, along with the Midnight Sun Mosque in Inuvik, are furthest away from Makkah."
"This type of art connects people with their spirituality," Najm told CBC News. "When you see calligraphy on the walls, it is usually a religious message. You'll see verses from the Qur'an, and names of people respected in the religion. Each time people come in and see the walls, they will be reminded of those people and those verses."