The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print
The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print
The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print
The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print
The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print
The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print
The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print
The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print
The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print

The Red Hilya - Luxury Art Print

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Set in regal tones of red and gold, our signature red hilya luxury art print is fit to be a centerpiece in any space. Beautify your space with the description of our beloved Messenger ﷺ. For more information on why the Hilya has been such a strong Islamic tradition, read our Journal post here.

Dimensions: 16" x 24"

Artist: Calligraphy and Illumination by Waqar Ahmed, 2020

Translation:

Top section: "In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate"

Upper text circular area is surrounded by four disks containing the names of the first four Caliphs to the Prophet Muhammad, i.e., Abu Bakr (upper right), `Umar (upper left), `Uthman (lower right), and `Ali (lower left). Each disk contains the blessing, “May God be pleased with him.”

Upper circular text + lower text:

On the authority of Ali Ibn Abi Talib, may God be pleased with him, when he described the Prophet, may God send peace and blessings upon him, he said, "He was not excessively tall nor overly short, but was of medium stature among the people.  His hair was neither short and curly nor long and thin. He was a strong man, but not stout or fat.  His face was entirely white and round, and he had intensely black eyes and long eyelashes. He was big in the shoulders and back. He was not hairy except on his chest, and he had hard hands and feet.  When he walked, he pulled himself forward as though he were walking downhill, and when he turned, he turned his whole body.  Between his shoulder blades was the seal of prophecy, for he is the Seal of the Prophets. He was the most generous of men in his heart, the most truthful of them in speech, the mildest of them in temper, and the noblest of them in descent.  Anyone who saw him immediately felt awe, and anyone who partook of his knowledge loved him.  The one who described him says he has never seen anyone like him, either before or after him. May God bless him and grant him peace.  God, bless and grant peace to Muhammad, your servant, your Prophet and your messenger, the illiterate Prophet, and to his family and companions, and grant them peace."

Upper outer circular text: "Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those with him are firm of heart against the unbelievers, compassionate among themselves; you will see them bowing down, prostrating themselves, seeking grace from Allah and pleasure; their marks are in their faces because of the effect of prostration; that is their description in the Torah and their description in the Bible." (Qur'an 48:29)

Middle section: "We only sent you [Muhammad ﷺ] as a mercy for creation" (Qur'an 21:107).  

Framing: Frame not included. You may have this custom framed. For a less expensive framing option, pick a ready-made frame that's made for art equal or larger than 16" x 24" (such as a frame meant for 18" x 24" art), and have this print custom matted to fit the frame. 

By the pen, and what they write [68:1]

The science behind Islamic calligraphy

When done properly, Islamic calligraphy is a science as much as it is an art form. Each letter in each script has been mastered over for generations so that it is in the most perfect proportions determined by sacred geometry. After a few hours of viewing calligraphy, it is easy to differentiate the self-taught calligrapher versus the calligrapher who has perfected the artform under a master.

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