I first came across AmaniArt on another blogger, Abieda’s Instagram account. She had name prints made for her twin girls and I just fell in love.
I had to have one for The Munchkin with the meaning of his name, date of birth (both western and Islamic dates) and I also had one made for a brand new baby in the family.
The more I stalked the AmaniArt Instagram account, the more I wanted. Gone where the days of boring black and gold rakams. I love beautiful design and typography and so I had to stop myself from buying ALL THE THINGS! But I did get an English translation of Surah An-Nas, a blogger mug and I’ve ordered an Ayatul Kursi print because ALL THE THINGS!
So here’s a little more on Khadeeja and her amazing artwork.
1. When did you start AmaniArt?
AmaniArt was started in July 2015. It was an idea I had while driving with my mom and husband and blurted out what would essentially become AmaniArt. After chatting to them I went home and designed a few pieces and immediately posted it on Instagram to see what people’s reaction was.
2. Tell us a little about yourself?
Never been a fan of chatting about myself 🙂 I’m a 29 year old photographer from Cape Town with a huge love for typography, fashion and make up. I love being with family and meeting new people. I studied Psychology for four years before dropping out of UCT to follow my dream of being a photographer. For four years I ran my own business in Paarl with my mom and when we decided to close (after my father passed away). I struggled to figure out what I would do for the rest of my life. AmaniArt was supposed to be something I could do in my spare time but Alhamdulillah it has grown into something that I could never have imagined. It is now my full time job and I love every single aspect of it.
When I decided to start this little venture I wanted a name that best represented how I felt about it. I knew it had to be an Arabic name so I began the search. Amani in Arabic means hopes, wishes and aspirations and that is exactly what I wanted to do with my pieces. I hope, wish and aspire to bring the joy of Islam and the Quran into peoples homes.
4. Why did you start this business?
5. What kind of products do you sell?
My products include art prints, canvas, cute Islamic mugs, Islamic greeting cards and scatter cushions
6. What upcoming products to do have that we can look forward to?
As of next week we are launching our new notebook range and Ramadaan and Eid gifts.
If you would like to place an order with AmaniArt, you can send Khadeeja an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a price list.
The amazing Khadeeja is giving away this gorgeous print (not framed) and mug set.
To win go follow AmaniArt on Instagram and leave a comment in the box below with your Instagram username and what your favourite AmaniArt product is.
You don’t have to share to enter but it would be very much appreciated if you did on Facebook and Twitter.
Competition closes on the 17th June 2016.
1. Competitions are open to South African residents only.
2. Prizes to be awarded to the first correct entries drawn at random.
3. The winners list is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
4. The winner’s names will be published on the Surviving the Madness Facebook Pageas well as in the Monthly Newsletter.
5. Winners will be contacted by the sponsor to arrange delivery of the prize.
6. If you have won in the last 3 months unfortunately you will not qualify to win again.