THAMANIYA COLLECTION | The power of number 8

In 2014, as I recall, I was connected to a Numerologist and Kinesiologist from London who visits Kuwait twice a year and offers sessions and healing guidance through those holistic methods. It was the first time I had discovered that my energy number was 8.

I saw that knowledge as a way of understanding myself from other perspectives, I am not saying that is is the absolute truth, but I like to explore the possibility of several truths that will allow me to question my purpose, my actions and behaviors and understand my state of being. Or at least attempt to understand it.

Number 8, in numerology is associated with power. But power, in any form, cannot be maintained without balance. Eight is ruled by the Sun and is considered extrovert and is the highest feminine number.

The number 8 symbolizes the principle of domination, control and the executive decision-maker. The 8 person tends to be somewhat formal, stern and hard-headed. Eight is the number of the natural leader with a good grasp of how to accomplish any goal. More comfortable in the realm of material, tangible facts, the 8 person will be truly exceptional as soon as they develop their spiritual connection and natural intuition. The 8 energy must learn compassion as it is one of their ‘life lessons’.

There is always two polarities to any energy in order for it to be balanced. therefore, what are strengths in anything are also and at the same time it’s challenges and weaknesses. As 8 is the symbol of infinity, the constant flow of energy, perpetual motion and the continuance of life. Balance in understanding its energy flow is very important.

Abusir, 2018

In 2018, I visited the Pyramids in Giza and Saqqara on a meditation journey after undergoing a very challenging emotional time. Growing up as a child and then studying Architecture, I was always mesmerised by the geometry and magnified scale and history of the Pyramids. I have visited many archeological sites around the world, but the Pyramids had always been an experience I wanted to go through spiritually.

Pyramids of Giza, 2018

Meditating in the Pyramids was one of the most intense meditation experiences I| have ever had. The journey was that of discipline. It was also an experience in becoming fearless.

One evening, at the group dinner, we started a conversation about the geometry of the structures. I was blown away when I found out that the Pyramids were not four sided, but rather had eight sides.

The eight-sides were discovered entirely by accident in 1940 when a British Air Force Pilot, P. Groves, flew over the pyramid and realised the concavity.

I. E. S. Edwards, an English Egyptologist considered to be a leading expert on the pyramids wrote: “In the Great Pyramid the packing-blocks were laid in such a way that they sloped slightly inwards towards the center of each course, with a result that a noticeable depression runs down the middle of each face — a peculiarity shared, as far as is known, by no other pyramid” (The Pyramids of Egypt, 1975, p. 207).

During that trip, and inspired by the eight sided pyramids of Giza, I designed my latest collection of jewelry. I called it THAMANIYA, Eight, in Arabic. A tribute to power, to resilience and to balance. A collection that will forever remind me of a journey into becoming a better me, and I hope you find inspiration from the energy of THAMANIYA.

THAMANIYA COLLECTION

The collection is designed in celebration of the geometrical forms of the Eight-sided pyramids in Giza, the only eight- sided pyramids in the world. It is made in 18 Kt Yellow Gold, with white diamonds on the tips. The pyramids in the collection come in three sizes is earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and chokers.

THAMANIYA COLLECTION

You can view my full collection on instagram @thhaba and it will soon be available on the website, although you can contact us directly to inquire about them and to make a purchase.

Believing in a supreme power of the universe of an energy filed that effects our state of being and living is not an ideology for everyone. Your believes are the most sacred and most personal truths that you have with yourself and no human being has the right to judge or dictate that sacred relationship you have within you. whether you chose to believe in anything or nothing is your free will, and is the free will of all human beings in this universe.

THHABA X ABDULLAH AL AWADHI

Our first collaboration

Abdullah Alawadhi was my teacher when I was studying Architecture in Kuwait University. Soon after I graduated, I worked as his Teaching Assistant in Architectural Design Studio at the University. Our friendship started in the summer of 2003 in the magical city of Venice during a school trip, he has been my brother for over 15 years, and for that I am blessed.

One Ramadan evening, over the dining table in his father’s house after a lovely family iftar, conversations of existentialism gave birth to the idea of collaborating with a collection of jewelry that represents (and challenges) spirituality. I have learned so much from Abdullah throughout the years, his existence in my life has opened me up and allowed me to experience new states of being, and this collection is a celebration of what he teaches me, to always think (and listen) with my heart and my mind.

“And He found thee wandering, and He gave thee guidance.” – Ad-Duha (7)

The Quran is the holly book of Islam. It is believed to be the words of Allah channeled through his last prophet, Mohammad, Peace be upon him. In school, we are taught that the Quran has descended from the heavens for all humanity with a message for all sons and daughters of Adam and Eve. That, on itself is a very deep idea. Nevertheless, I still observe that many Muslims do not trust themselves in understanding the messages that were sent to them and therefore rely on interpretations by certain religious scholars.

As I was sitting with Abdullah at the table sketching the verses that he was explaining to me with such spiritual beauty and romance, the collection was born.

We selected verses from the Quran that are simple in their interpretations and sharp in their meaning knowing that it will be challenging for us to introduce such a collection to Kuwait.

“(It is:) freeing the bondman” – Al-Balad (13)

We decided to design a collection of silver genderless jewelry, with messages that you carry close to your heart or wear them as states of mind and being. The choice is yours, of what to place on your body as a prayer for yourself, and for others.

Designed in 925 Oxidized Silver, each piece in this collection is engraved at the back with the Aya and Sura from which it is taken from the Quran, and interpretations can be found in several books, but I suggest you listen to your heart and mind and find the message in it for you.

Find the collection on our website www.thhaba.com . International shipping available.