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In Pictures: Aerosol Arabic

A mural by Mohammed Ali

Aerosol artist Mohammed Ali has a very unique graffiti style, his inspiration is Arabic script from the Holy Koran.

Eid Mubarak mural in Birmingham

His work merges Western graffiti style with Islamic calligraphy in a unique fusion.

Mohammed Ali painting as a girl looks on

Ali uses the walls of Birmingham, his home town, as a public gallery to spread his message.

A Mohammed Ali mural in Birmingham

He recently produced a series of graffiti murals focussing on the Gaza crisis.

One of four murals painted during the recent Gaza crisis

This Gaza mural in Alum Rock, Birmingham was removed by the city council in February for fear it would trigger racial violence.

Free Palestine mural in Birmingham

Schools, universities and youth centres across the UK invite Ali to run workshops about his art.

People looking at graffiti covered van

Ali's work is not restricted to walls - this van was part of a convoy which took aid to Gaza.

Mohammed Ali painting in New York

Ali says he was first inspired by the New York graffiti-art movement. This is one of the murals he has produced in the US city.

Graffiti artist Mohammed Ali

Ali was recently honoured in a ceremony recognising "unsung heroes" of the Muslim community in Britain.

One of Ali's spiritual murals in Birmingham called "Dhikr" (meaning Rememberance)

Ali says that graffiti and islamic calligraphy "have something really quite exciting about how they come together."



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