Gift-giving is an integral component of Muslim tradition and Prophet Muhammad encouraged it as an act of love and peace between individuals.
Selecting meaningful Islamic gifts for those you care about can be a wonderful way to show your affection and show appreciation. Here are some ideas for thoughtful yet memorable Islamic presents they’re sure to enjoy.
A Tasbih (or Tasbeeh, as its also referred to) is a set of beads designed to facilitate counting during Dhikr – repetitive prayers of praise in praise of Allah – more easily. Also referred to as misbaha, rosaries, subha or tasbeeh, these 99 regular-sized beads with separators divided into 33 groups can help anyone from children and adults to count recitations more efficiently and build the habit of post-prayer Dhikr Dhikr.
Tasbihs offer more than just an efficient means of keeping track of our daily dhikr prayers; they can also aid concentration and focus. Holding one in your hand as you recite can connect more closely to spiritual practice by uniting mind with hands; many find the act of holding onto one as soothing or comforting – like receiving an embrace from Allah himself!
Your Tasbih material options range from glass, wood, silk and precious gemstones such as lapis lazuli. These gems are prized for their mystical properties and have long been associated with truth, wisdom and enlightenment throughout history. Some tasbihs feature additional counters on either side or on top of their beads for advanced practitioners who want to do even more dhikr at one sitting; opting for durable materials ensures it can handle regular use without succumbing under pressure!
Calligraphy art is an expressive form that utilizes brush and ink to create letters, characters, and phrases using brush strokes and ink. Calligraphy can be considered both spiritual practice and an artistic form; mastering it takes practice and mastery as it allows individuals to express themselves uniquely through calligraphy styles ranging from Arabic to Japanese and all with unique characteristics.
At first glance when judging calligraphy, the first element to assess is its rhythm – that natural flow of strokes that create fluid writing. Another important consideration when evaluating calligraphy is how letter shapes are arranged: they should not be so closely packed that your eye has difficulty following them; their spacing must also remain consistent so you know when your audience has finished viewing them all.
A good calligrapher takes into account both positive and negative spaces within each word to allow viewers to focus on the subject matter without being distracted by unrelated distractions. Negative space draws the eye in closer while positive space differentiates it from its background counterpart.
Finally, an exceptional calligrapher must display creativity. They do this by making use of the script’s inherent potential and adding decorative elements – for instance tracing out words with different colored ink, outlining letters for visual effect, creating decorative knots on words etc.
Islamic jewelry can be an exquisite way to express one’s faith and devotion to Allah. Many types of ornaments feature religious symbolism, including crescent and star charms, Arabic faith message pendants and Hamsa hands (one of Prophet Muhammad’s daughters’ hands bearing an inscribed “Bismillah”) with religious insignia emblazoned upon their palms – as well as geometric or vegetal patterns or zoomorphic imagery depending on your desired style of jewelry.
Calligraphy artwork can make a thoughtful gift. This framed piece can bring the Word of God into their homes while adding sentimentality. Personalize these framed works of art with names or dates for added personalization.
One gift sure to please is a Tasbih, or portable device for reading the Quran. Tasbihs allow people to stay connected with God by reading from Allah wherever they may be and offer an excellent way of showing your devotion to Allah.
Personalized Prayer Mat
Prayer mats are flat pieces of cloth or carpet used by Muslims during prayer time to kneel on. A beautiful way to create a sacred space within the home for prayer, it is also common for Muslim families to keep multiple prayer mats around so each member of their household can use one at the right moment.
This luxurious prayer rug is constructed of plush velvet material and large enough to comfortably seat most individuals. Featuring a stylish design and featuring free prayer beads (tasbih), it will help focus your prayers. Ideal as a luxurious addition to any prayer space! Makes a wonderful present!
Muslim individuals recognize the significance of having an orderly prayer space to show respect to God and pray in accordance with religious rules. Most prayer mats feature a niche which represents a mihrab from a mosque that points towards Mecca; furthermore, it’s essential that they face their prayer mat towards the Qibla to ensure they’re praying in the right direction.
Personalizing a prayer mat can be an ideal way of encouraging your friends and family members to practice their religion with pride. You could use it as a decorative item or fold it up when prayer time rolls around – just be careful that anyone using the mat for anything other than religious purposes doesn’t misuse it as that would be disrespectful!