Alicia Ali: Interdisciplinary Soul Artist
A Transformational Spiritual Life Coach, Brain Optimization Consultant, Self Esteem Coach for Kids and Lifestyle Editor at The Rahnuma Daily. Alicia comes from a diverse family background and traces her roots to the province of Hijaz, Saudi Arabia. As an authorized guide and initiate of the Path of Love, Alicia’s unique approach to fusing traditional wisdom with new age spirituality has captured the attention of seekers globally.
some of us are visionaries
some of us envision great change
through a love shift
some of us are supporters of visionaries
who want the love shift
– Alicia Ali
Her carefully selected poetic themes on love, wine, consciousness, separation, union and soulmates to name a few, may raise brows here, yet she is adamant in crossing ideological boundaries through the art of poetic and artistic expression in order to achieve a sense of humanistic equilibrium. Alicia’s artistic expressions bring together spiritual philosophies while her water colour dervishes reflect (the usually veiled) Divine Feminine energy through her depictions. She subliminally sheds light on the need to understand age old wisdom traditions through the lens of the feminine. Alicia challenges, explores and imparts spiritual teachings in collaboration with inspired writings on spiritual themes and axioms of Ishq. She speaks of Arabia as the Land of Love which is vividly expressed to the seeing eye through her unique work on all fronts.
heart is art
art is heart
Alicia Ali’s art has been recognized by leading members of the Royal family in Saudi Arabia, art collectors and private institutes. In 2003 she co-founded Arabian Jewel, and works passionately to share her vision with the world by connecting expatriates and visitors to the Kingdom through art, culture and connecting to Artisans of Love. In 2021 she was selected to perform her poem, No Reality but Me, as the first poetry-whirling performance in the history of Saudi Arabia publicly via TEDx.
Image: Sharifa Alicia’s paternal grandfather Lord Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid M. Amir ud-Din with H.E.H. the Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqui Asaf Jah VII and H.M. King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud the King of Saudi Arabia in Shahamanzil Palace, at Hyderabad on December 5, 1955. In the picture Lord Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid Amir ud-Din is standing immediately behind H.M. King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Currently residing in Saudi Arabia with her immediate family, she is a wife and also a mother to three creative beings. Summeya A, her daughter, a young entrepreneur and author on the subject of teens and self love. Her eldest, Muhammad, Thought Philanthropist and author of The Young Mastermind, received mentorship from America’s Greatest Prosperity Teacher, Bob Proctor and Abdullah, Saudi Arabia’s first international child actor who starred as the lead role portraying HRH King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz as featured in the film Born a King. Alicia believes that children are the teachers of humanity, not the other way around. She also privately mentors select parents and individuals who understand the potency of creative imagination through spiritual phenomena.
Alicia states her journey has been nothing less than magical in the Land of Love. As long as Alicia is stationed in Arabia, her passion to express through pen, brush, lens and of course the cup shall not halt.
Publishing Projects and Forthcoming Publications-
2021- DOST- Decodings on the Path of Ishq (7 volumes)
2018- A Hijazi Gift of Love: Facets of Love in the Legacy of Muhammad
2018- High Above -A collection of 21 Poems and Artworks in Memory of Summaya Amba
Image: A preserved fragment of Alicia Ali’s original paternal family tree written on parchment, tracing her descent back through al-Imam Hasan al Askari, to al-Imam Muhammad al-Taqi – son of al-Imam ‘Ali al-Ridha, the Crown Prince of the Abbasid Empire. Alicia’s ancestors were originally from Arabia. Imam Hasan al-Askari was born in the
Holy City of Medina.
Her maternal grandmother is a Hasanid with descent from the fifth Rightly Guided Caliph Imam al-Hasan b. ‘Ali b. Abi Talib. Alicia’s maternal lineage is traced to Imam al-Hasan from the venerable Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani through ‘Abdullah al-Kamil b. Hasan al-Muthanna.