Islamic gifts are an elegant way to show how much you care. Ranging from personalized Qurans and dua books, as well as home decor items like tasbihs, these unique presents strengthen bonds while encouraging spirituality and pride in heritage.
A tasbih necklace, with Arabic calligraphy adorning it, is worn by Muslims to remember Allah and would make an excellent present for Muslim women. A beautiful tasbih could make for the perfect keepsake from your time spent abroad!
Personalised Islamic Gifts
Imagine opening up a box adorned with your name engraved on its tag; that is what a personalized gift for Muslim friends or relatives can accomplish! A thoughtful present shows them you care, while making the giver appear thoughtful and loving – as is Islam‘s purpose behind gifts.
Islamic belief stresses the importance of fairness when giving gifts, including to family members. When giving them, it’s crucial not to favor one over the other or make any disparaging remarks about them, and asking for one back would only be permissible if given unfairly – such as more expensive items going to one child than another).
Gift-giving is an integral part of Middle Eastern culture and lifestyle, encouraged by Prophetic teachings as an act to foster relationships and build community ties. If you want to know more about gift giving in the Middle East, our fabulous online culture awareness course on this topic would be a fantastic resource.
Islamic Verse and Memorabilia
Some Muslims adorn their homes and businesses with pictures and plaques bearing verses from the Quran or other Islamic texts, which is forbidden because such items involve extravagance and waste, in violation of Islamic prohibition against depicting living creatures such as humans; taking up more space than needed (the excess being considered haram); as well as potentially exploiting religion for commercial gain or as decorative effects. It should be remembered that neither Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) nor Rightly-Guided Khalifas (may Allah be pleased with them) ever used such materials to decorate their houses or mosques with such materials.
Gift-giving is an integral component of society. This lavishly illustrated exhibition marks a historic first by exploring its influence on art at Islamic courts from the 8th to 19th centuries, featuring over 200 objects representing gift-giving practices across Islamic courts in Byzantium, Western Europe and East Asia – as well as featuring three artists with roots in Islam as contemporary artists with new work to showcase.
Islamic art gifts offer an exquisite blend of beauty, craftsmanship, and profound symbolism that transcend religious barriers. One such item is the Allah desk ornament with Arabic calligraphy set upon an elegant minimalist base – making for a striking addition to any decor!
Islamic Wall Hangings
Islamic wall art is an elegant way to adorn any living space, and makes an excellent present for Muslim family, friends or coworkers. There is a range of Islamic wall art pieces available so you’re sure to find one suitable for the person receiving the present – be it traditional calligraphy pieces or modern prints; your gift is sure to be received warmly.
Personalised prayer mats make an excellent personalised Muslim gift, reminding the recipient of their commitment to Allah throughout the year and reminding them of how devoted they are. Prayer mats come embroidered with any personal messages or images, with numerous colors and designs available for embroidery.
An increasingly popular personalised Muslim present is a dua book. These prayer books contain prayers to ask Allah for forgiveness and guidance, with illustrations often decorating each page and an assortment of covers available – perfect additions for homes or offices and ideal gifts for Muslims who travel extensively.
CD of Traditional Arabic Music
Traditionally, men were the primary performers and creators of Arabic music; however, this traditional role has slowly begun to shift as women have increasingly taken an active part in producing both classical and contemporary Arabic music.
Arabic music is based on the maqam system, a collection of musical phrases composed using specific tonal combinations. Instruments, percussion and vocal styles that have become synonymous with Arab culture also play a part. This music style can often be heard during religious services as it often comes accompanied by dancing.
Modern Arabic music has seen increasing Western influences introduced through orchestras and arrangements inspired by Western styles, leading to musicians using orchestral ensembles and arrangements more typical of Western styles than Arabic ones. Many Islamic scholars, however, consider such forms of music forbidden (haram), since they can lead to sinful behavior that could distract from worshipping God properly.
This CD features music that encapsulates the sounds that have emanated from Arabic musical world. From Anis Benhallak’s driving grooves of Algerian jazz-head Anis Benhallak to Al Andalus Ensemble’s instrumental oud and violin delights, this collection presents a wide range of musical styles. This CD makes a wonderful way to get acquainted with Islamic music!