Giving gifts is an elegant gesture that shows both love and appreciation for someone, as well as acting as a reminder to do good deeds.
There are various Islamic gifts that you could give a Muslim friend or loved one as presents, some religious in nature and some more practical.
The Qur’an is the central text for Muslims and serves as an invaluable source of guidance, inspiration and healing. Revealed to Prophet Muhammad through Angel Gabriel while he was sequestered in a cave on Mount Hira in present-day Saudi Arabia in 610 CE, it contains what many consider God’s final message for humanity.
Contrary to ancient scriptures such as the Bible or Torah, the Qur’an is an active, living book with timeless and universal relevance that spans both time and culture. This can be attributed to its divine source; God created it to serve all people from every race and time period alike.
Modern scholarship on the Qur’an has focused on continuity. It has shown that, rather than representing a brand new religion, the Qur’an represents an ancient monotheistic tradition which shares spiritual affinities with Judaism and Christianity. While acknowledging this continuity may reduce it to mere replica of previous traditions; al-Ghazali noted it serves to constantly recast and interpret them.
2. Islamic Home Decor
Attracting guests with decor that reflects Islamic values and traditions is vitally important for Muslim families. From unique gifts to home additions, there are endless options available that can add spirituality to your home and make it more welcoming.
Wall art is one of the most beloved decorations in Islamic homes, providing both spiritual solace and visual aesthetic. There are various forms available, including Arabic calligraphy, geometric designs with lines that never intersect (representing Allah), Quran verses like Ayatul Kursi from Quran or inspirational typography – each style adds spiritual solace and beauty to your home! Islamic wall art adds both an aura of spiritual peace while adding visual aesthetic.
An excellent addition to Islamic room decor is a decorative tray featuring the Hand of Fatima, which symbolizes protection and is believed to bring good luck. Such a piece would make an excellent addition to any home and Eid Mubarak gift; even better would be one with your recipient’s name written out in Arabic calligraphy; it shows your care and attention!
3. Islamic Jewelry
Muslim men tend to enjoy jewelry pieces with religious significance. One such pendant is the Ayat Al Kursi pendant which serves both literal and figurative protection for its wearer.
Muslim tradition holds that the Hand of Fatima (Hamsa), also known as Hamsa, will help ward off evil and bad luck, making it an excellent gift option.
This 9th through 12th-century Islamic jewelry, likely from Iran but inspired by Roman designs, embodies the energy and vitality of its time period. The simple yet appealing style is particularly captivating; especially its use of beads shaped like pebbles as hallmarks.
Eid-al Fitr, the Muslim holiday of breaking fast, is an opportunity to show our friends and loved ones just how much we care by giving gifts like dates – an irresistibly delicious sweet treat that everyone will love! A great way to show you care is sending someone a box of dates as an Eid present!
4. Islamic Books
Islamic books make the perfect present for Muslim friends and family, but you don’t need to be an expert to find a worthwhile read. There are plenty of Islamic books for adults and children that will provide deeper understanding of Islam while inspiring a meaningful life.
This definitive Shafi school of fiqh text covers everything a Muslim needs to know about Islam in one convenient volume – making it essential reading for all Muslims regardless of background.
From Maryam to Khadija and Asiya, this book recognizes some of the most influential Islamic women of history. A must read for anyone seeking more knowledge about women within Islam!
Imam al-Ghazali shows in this classic Sufi manual how to integrate inner states of worship and outer forms of worship for genuine action. Selected from his Ihya Ulum al-Din (Revival of Religious Sciences), books 22 & 23 help readers go beyond theoretical knowledge into methodology and practical application.
5. Islamic Accessories
Gifting Muslim men clothing that showcases their religion may bring great delight, making a stylish yet comfy statement about their devotion. Hoodies featuring Islamic artwork, quotes or symbols could make an excellent way for them to express themselves freely while showing off their religious identity.
An individual prayer journal is an excellent option for Muslim men. A personal journal allows him to track his daily prayers and obligations in an organized fashion, as well as monitoring progress as they read the Quran or other religious books.
If you know a Muslim man who enjoys poetry, consider giving them a collection of Islamic poems as they are packed with meaning and can help him contemplate his relationship with Allah. As an additional gift idea, give him Oudh or Aloeswood which is an aromatic resinous wood used during prayer to freshen up the room – this makes a lovely aromatic addition to their home!