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THE ART OF INTEGRATION

The Art of Integration is a graceful and visually poetic reminder that Muslims have been part of British life for well over a century and have made and continue to make an important contribution to the United Kingdom’s rich cultural diversity.

IN THE SHADE OF THE TREE

In the Shade of the Tree is a unique photographic record of a world few outsiders gain access to and fewer still understand in any depth. Peter Sanders has devoted 35 years to capturing aspects of Islamic civilization all too often ignored in an age of constant change and upheaval. His ravishing portfolio of a vibrant but seemingly vanishing world of saints and mystics across the Muslim world, counterpointed by haunting landscapes and architectural wonders, is infused with a profound and reflective serenity that could only be achieved by a master of his craft who is also a spiritual adept.

All the words accompanying these remarkable images come from the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, spiritual masters, or the photographer himself.

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MEETINGS WITH MOUNTAINS

Meetings with Mountain is a forty year project that began in 1971 and is a work in progress. It contains portraits of saints, shuyukh, scholars and men of God from around the world. Some of these people have never been photographed before. It shows the true spiritual side of Islam as never been seen before. The book is being prepared and designed this year. We are looking for a suitable publisher who would recognize the value of this important document.

A VISIT TO A PROPHET

The Arabian Prophet Hud is believed to be the direct successor of the Prophet Noah, and is considered to be the father of the people of Southern Arabia. He is buried in the Wadi Hadramaut in Southern Yemen and his tomb has been a place of yearly pilgrimage since pre-Islamic times. The Festival was first formalised in the 13th century and today attracts more than 100,000 devotees to the remote valley. In 1998 Peter Sanders made his own pilgrimage to Wadi Hadramaut. A Visit to a Prophet is the stark and striking outcome of this journey and a testament to the Muslim acceptance of all Prophets sent by God to humankind. A unique gallery of images that capture the primordial valley, the distinctive festive processions and the piety of pilgrims show a way of life far removed from the urban entropy and upheavals that have characterised the modern Muslim world.

This work in progress will evolve into a book and an exhibition.

HEAVEN, EARTH & THE TEN THOUSANDS THINGS 

Islam arrived in China during the lifetime of the Prophet Mohammad (add attached salutation png), when, according to tradition, his blessed companion Saad ibn Abi Waqqas traversed the Silk Road from Persia in 616 AD, sowing the seeds of faith in those he met and leaving a community of Chinese Muslims as well as the historic Huaisheng Mosque in Guanzhou (Canton), which he was said to have built. From these early visits Islam expanded across China peacefully through diplomacy and trade and has had a profound impact on Chinese history for over 1,400 years as an integral feature of Chinese society.

Peter Sanders, made the first of four photographic journeys to China at the turn of the century. Over the last 17 years he has captured the landscapes and lives of Chinese Muslims from East to West and North to South across this vast, richly diverse and ancient land.

“Islam in China shares the same universal values with all other Islamic civilizations and yet it is visually and aesthetically unique,” Peter Sanders says. “The depth of their faith, combined with an extraordinary cultural integration has invested the Chinese community with a distinctive, matchless beauty that has long been overlooked. My mission has been to capture images of this huge community of Muslims scattered throughout China for posterity. The beauty of the people is breathtaking, their architecture is stunning, their customs are beautiful and their enduring faith inspiring. This book is a tribute to the Chinese Muslims. It has been a singular blessing to be welcomed into their communities.”

This work in progress will evolve into a book and an exhibition. Interested sponsors and publishers should make direct contact with us.

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The Art of Integration is a graceful and visually poetic reminder that Muslims have been part of British life for well over a century and have made and continue to make an important contribution to the United Kingdom’s rich cultural diversity.






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In the Shade of the Tree is a unique photographic record of a world few outsiders gain access to and fewer still understand in any depth. Peter Sanders has devoted 35 years to capturing aspects of Islamic civilization all too often ignored in an age of constant change and upheaval. His ravishing portfolio of a vibrant but seemingly vanishing world of saints and mystics across the Muslim world, counterpointed by haunting landscapes and architectural wonders, is infused with a profound and reflective serenity that could only be achieved by a master of his craft who is also a spiritual adept.

All the words accompanying these remarkable images come from the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, spiritual masters, or the photographer himself.







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Meetings with Mountain is a forty year project that began in 1971 and is a work in progress. It contains portraits of saints, shuyukh, scholars and men of God from around the world. Some of these people have never been photographed before. It shows the true spiritual side of Islam as never been seen before. The book is being prepared and designed this year. We are looking for a suitable publisher who would recognize the value of this important document.
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The Arabian Prophet Hud is believed to be the direct successor of the Prophet Noah, and is considered to be the father of the people of Southern Arabia. He is buried in the Wadi Hadramaut in Southern Yemen and his tomb has been a place of yearly pilgrimage since pre-Islamic times. The Festival was first formalized in the 13th century and today attracts more than 100,000 devotees to the remote valley.

In 1998 Peter Sanders made his own pilgrimage to Wadi Hadramaut. A Visit to a Prophet is the stark and striking outcome of this journey and a testament to the Muslim acceptance of all Prophets sent by God to humankind. A unique gallery of images that capture the primordial valley, the distinctive festive processions and the piety of pilgrims show a way of life far removed from the urban entropy and upheavals that have characterized the modern Muslim world.

“The Festival of Nabi Hud is a striking illustration of the all-embracing universality and acceptance embedded in traditional Islam,” said Peter Sanders. “For many centuries Muslims have gathered to honour an ancient Semitic Prophet who pre-dates the advent of Islam by about three thousand years without a shadow of doubt or controversy. In the troubled and turbulent times we live in, the deep, serene spirituality of the pilgrims to Nabi Hud reflects a profound inner sanity and a moving and salutary alternative to the materialism and neurosis of the modern world.”

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Islam arrived in China during the lifetime of the Prophet Mohammad (s), when, according to tradition, his blessed companion Saad ibn Abi Waqqas traversed the Silk Road from Persia in 616 AD, sowing the seeds of faith in those he met and leaving a community of Chinese Muslims as well as the historic Huaisheng Mosque in Guanzhou (Canton), which he was said to have built. From these early visits Islam expanded across China peacefully through diplomacy and trade and has had a profound impact on Chinese history for over 1,400 years as an integral feature of Chinese society.

Peter Sanders, made the first of three photographic journeys to China at the turn of the century. Over the last 12 years he has captured the landscapes and lives of Chinese Muslims from East to West and North to South across this vast, richly diverse and ancient land.

“Islam in China shares the same universal values with all other Islamic civilizations and yet it is visually and aesthetically unique,” Peter Sanders says. “The depth of their faith, combined with an extraordinary cultural integration has invested the Chinese community with a distinctive, matchless beauty that has long been overlooked. My mission has been to capture images of this huge community of Muslims scattered throughout China for posterity. The beauty of the people is breathtaking, their architecture is stunning, their customs are beautiful and their enduring faith inspiring. This book is a tribute to the Chinese Muslims. It has been a singular blessing to be welcomed into their communities.”

This work in progress will evolve into a book and an exhibition. Interested sponsors and publishers should make direct contact with us.