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


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.

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 and 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: 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.

Maternal Descent from Abdullah al-Kamil b. Hasan al-Muthanna

Sharifa Alicia Ali shares ‘Abdullah al-Kamil b. Hasan al-Muthanna, his son Musa al-Jaun, his son ‘Abdullah al-Salih, and his son Musa al-Thani, as common ancestors between her mother’s maternal side of the family and,

A.) Kings of Morocco,
B.) The Hashemites (monarchy),
C.) Grand Sharifs and Emirs of Mecca,
D.) Kings of Hejaz, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq,
E.) The Idrisids of Fez,
F.) Hamudites of Spain,
G.) Leaders of the Senussi Order, and the
H.) King’s of Libya (Idris I).

Alicia Ali’s Maternal Relation to the Sharifs of Mecca, Idrisids, Jordanian and Moroccan Royalty: House of ‘Abdullah al-Kamil b. Hasan al-Muthanna

She shares ‘Abdullah al-Kamil b. Hasan al-Muthanna, his son Musa al-Jaun, his son ‘Abdullah al-Salih, and his son Musa al-Thani, as common ancestors between her mother’s maternal side of the family and the Kings of Morocco, the Hashemites (monarchy), Grand Sharifs and Emirs of Mecca, Kings of Hejaz, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq, the Idrisids of Fez, Hamudites of Spain, Leaders of the Senussi Order, and the King’s of Libya (Idris I).

Sharifa Alicia Ali’s Descent from the Greatest Sage ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani

From her maternal grandmother, Sharifa Alicia Ali is a 26th generation maternal descendent of Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (may Allah be well pleased with him).

Her lineage is as follows: Alicia Ali, daughter of Fazal un-Nisa, daughter of, Habib un-Nisa Mohammedi, daughter of, Sayyid Ahmad al-Musawi,  son of, Sayyid Pir Badshah, son of, Sayyid Husayni Badshah, son of, Sayyid Musa (qadas Allahu sirrah) son of, Sayyid Muhiuddin Muhammad  son of, Sayyid Darwaysh Muhiuddin son of, Sayyid Muhiuddin son of, Sayyid Muhiuddin (Muhiuddin Thani Qadiri) son of, Sayyidul Abdaal Sayyid ‘Abd al- Latif Lawbali, al-Hamawi, al-Baghdadi son of, Sayyid Tahir,  son of, Sayyid Sharfuddin Zahid,  son of, Sayyid Kamaluddin Arif al-Hamawi, son of, Sayyid Nasiruddin Hashim,  son of, Sayyid Qutbuddin Muhammad,  son of, Sayyid Shahab al-Din Ahmed,  son of, Sayyid Badruddin Hassan,  son of, Sayyid Alauddin Abul Hasan Ali,  son of, Sayyid Shamsuddin Mohammed Thani,  son of, Sayyid Saifuddin Abu Zakariyya Yahya Al- Hamawi Wa Baghdadi son of, Sayyid Zahiruddin al-Baghdadi,  son of, Sayyid Abu Nasr Shamsuddin,  son of, Sayyid Imaduddin Abi Saleh Nasr Qadiri,  son of, Sayyid Taj al-Din ‘Abd al-Razzak, son of, Jaddina Wa Shaykhina Wa Sayyidina Wa Mawlana Sayyidina ‘Abd al-Qadir al Hasaniul Husayni, al-Ja’fari, al-Jilani (Radiallahu Ta’ala ‘anhu).

Sharifa Alicia Ali's mother's brother was granted the distinguished rank of Officer of the Royal Order of Alaouite by Sahib al-Jalalah, ’Amir al-Mu’minin, Nassarahu-Illah; His Majesty Commander of the Faithful, may God grant him victory, the King Mohammed VI of Morocco.