Giving gifts is a common tradition in Muslim culture. Gifts help build connections among members and foster strong bonds among groups. Memorial donations also play an important role in this faith community by giving people an outlet to respond selflessly after tragedy strikes.
Interested in giving something that will last a lifetime? Consider one of these exclusive Islamic gifts:
Personalized Islamic Gifts
Personalised Islamic gifts are a thoughtful way of showing someone you care. From Islamic art prints and home decor items, Quran or dua books and more – there is an endless array of unique Islamic presents you could give someone special! Enrich the experience even more by personalizing it with their name added for added significance and memory-making value.
An elegant and practical addition to any Muslim home is a personalised Islamic wall clock, which comes in various designs featuring verses from the Quran or Allah’s names. Many also come equipped with built-in prayer reminders – making this gift especially relevant to Muslims who pray five times each day.
Personalized Islamic gifts are always appreciated, making an Islamic tasbih (tassel) an excellent option. Customise it to include your loved one’s name or special message for an unforgettable keepsake that they can treasure throughout their lives. Tasbihs make ideal presents for Ramadan, Eid, wedding/nikah celebrations or housewarming parties – not forgetting new Muslims taking the Shahadah pledge!
Every woman wants to feel beautiful and look her best, which makes an abaya or scarf the ideal Islamic gift idea for women. Halal perfume will also enhance her sense of smell while making her feel amazing!
Belief that “God loves beauty” has inspired artists and artisans across history and across cultures to develop art as a manifestation of divine grace. Islamic art exemplifies this rich legacy across centuries, regions, empires and centuries; from Indian miniatures to Persian carpets, Mughal architecture, classical Arabic poetry.
One such form is calligraphy. Islamic tradition holds that God taught humans how to write, making this discipline highly revered. Over the course of millennia it has developed further by becoming codified and stylized before being altered by modernity and becoming abstracted again.
Islamic art is difficult to categorize given its wide array of media and dates back centuries after Muhammad’s death. One approach might be dividing it according to historical caliphates (states that claimed legitimacy as Islamic rulers) or dynasties, although these classifications don’t always give an accurate reflection as many different styles flourished across geographical regions and over time.
At the turn of the 20th century, some Islamic artists responded to Western innovations by creating a new visual language using Arabic letters that had been liberated from religious context and used solely as abstract forms – this movement became known as Huroufiyah (literally “letter reform”) led by Madiha Umar. Today painters like Muzzumil Ruheel and Mohammad Ali Talpur continue exploring calligraphy’s spiritual and meditative qualities.
Bespoke Islamic Textiles
If the man in your life loves Islamic design, he would appreciate receiving a thoughtful gift that expresses this passion. From personalized wall art to jewelry engravings, there are numerous ways you can show him your sentiments through something one-of-a-kind that he will treasure for years.
Islamic calligraphy is an art form with a rich symbology that blends geometric patterns, vegetal and floral motifs, architectural forms and architectural forms into its symbolic language. While Christian art often relies on depicting people and animals to convey ideas, Islamic designs utilize calligraphy and arabesques – scrolling patterns featuring stem, leaf and flower shapes – to spread Allah’s message of peace.
Mamluk artisans of Egypt and Syria between 1250-1517 used large drawlooms to perfect silk textile designs considered the pinnacle of Islamic design. Adorned with gold thread, some fine examples feature calligraphy or arabesque patterns in their design.
Mamluk rulers in Mecca made sure the holy Kaaba in Mecca was decorated with an elaborate black cloth known as the Kiswa, which would be changed every year and replaced. This tradition ensured the fabric served its purpose of beautifying Islam‘s holiest site.
CD of Traditional Arabic Music
Traditional Arabic music has an inherently melodic and melismatic quality, known to induce audiences into an exultant state. Its roots date back to pre-Islamic times when female singing slaves entertained wealthy households and inspired warriors on battlefields while singing at weddings; moreover its virtuoso singers are famed for long, ornamented melodic tunes with uncommon coloraturas which stand out among any other musical genre.
Arabic instrumental music relies on the Maqam system for compositions and improvisations, using scale segments called jins for both compositions and improvisations. A maqam must consist of at least two jins; other possible scale segments may include trichords, tetrachords or pentachords (3 notes each). Shakes and glissandos as well as grace notes or appoggiaturas may add color and decoration.
Though traditional Arabic music incorporates instruments from both Western and international sources, its star performer remains its singer – Um Kulthum is widely acclaimed as having created one of the greatest repertoires of Arabic music ever heard in her day.
Suraya Hilal and Company have chosen Layali El Sharq Ensemble as their musical accompaniment for dance performances by Suraya Hilal and Company, featuring over 100 years of collective experience between them in Arab night clubs as virtuoso musicians who compose this style of music. Many tracks on this CD are beloved among Egyptian audiences while all listeners who appreciate traditional Arabic music will surely find something to enjoy here.