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The word taswir is a verbal noun from the second form verb, sawwara means to form, fashion, depict, represent or illustrate. It is the principal term used in Arabic for both the representational arts including painting, drawing, sketching, engraving and photography. It is often synonymous with sura and the rarer taswira or their respective plural forms suwar (82:8) and taswir. The Koranic usage of verb sawwara suggests it had a primary meaning of giving form or shape to a person (40:64, 64:3, 7:11, 3:6).

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    Quoted from our 48th Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah:

    "My dear Hoodbhoy,

    In reply to your letter of 8thOctober, 1954, the colours of our flag
    are, as you know, red and green, the reason being that we represent
    both the Shah and the Pir. The Shah was Imam Hussain and the Pir was
    Imam Hasan. Imam Hasan had the Pir's colour of green, but Imam
    Hussain's martyrdom was so enormous in events and was so opposed to
    even the smallest laws of war that the colour of his holy blood namely
    red, was accepted with the green of the Holy Prophet's flag, as a

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