Hilye of Lady Fatimah, radi Allahu ta'ala anha, New,
[A2] Artwork Print (Non-Framed),
Series One: Sayyida Fatima: The Rose of Madina,
Ark of Light Series (World Portrait's of the Ahl al-Bayt),
Printed in Turkey.
This is the magnificent [A2] Arabic Artwork Print of the Hilye of Lady Fatima, radi Allahu ta'ala anha, (The Rose of Madina). It is 'Series One' of the Ark of Light Series on World Portraits of the Ahl al-Bayt. All of the Hilye of Lady Fatima, radi Allahu ta'ala anha, are orginal artwork and have been meticulously created by the finest craftsmen in their field. The word portrait of our liege-lady Fatima, may Allah be pleased with her, is unique from the onset as it is the first of its kind ever done. The Hilye focuses on her qualities and personalities based on an authentic narration and early scholarly sources.
Hilye : A Word-Portrait :
Originating as a visual form in Ottoman religious art, the Hilye has emerged as a sacred literary and art genre for Muslims across the world. Intricate illumination (tehzib), awe-invoking details, and majestic calligraphic scripts laid by master craftspeople distinguish Hilye paintings from other mediums that deal with the physical description of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Beginning with the earliest believers, generations of scholars have penned word-portraits of the Beloved Prophet, detailing his physical, moral, and spiritual perfections.
No man in history has been described in as much detail as the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. The earliest work to collate over three-hundred first-hand accounts describing the Prophet is the al-Shama'il al-Muhammadiyya by Imam Abu 'Isa al-Tirmidhi, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, in the 3rd century AH (816 CE – 913 CE). The most recent addition to this genre is the Shama'il al-Habib al-Mustafa by Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, released in 2017.
--- A2 Hilye Size W42 x H59.4cm,
--- Printed on 320gsm Tint Stucco,
--- Also included Free A5 print of the Hilye,
--- Specialist Double Component ink used for printing,
--- Excellent gift idea.
The Purpose of The Hilye :
How does one describe the indescribable? How does one form an image of that which cannot be portrayed? That is what the Hilye does; it gives parameters to the imagination, allowing one to begin to think about the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, with a spiritual insight (without visualising or portraying him in a painting). This is perhaps why the masters of
Islamic calligraphy state that by looking at the Hilye, it is as if one is gazing at the final Messenger.
The Hilye has adorned houses, mosques, and places of significance for centuries, serving as a powerful reminder of the Muhammadan presence, a source of mercy, and a timeless reminders of the Prophet’s, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, beauty.
About the Ark of Light Series: Word-portraits of Ahl al-Bayt :
Inspired by the Muhammadan Hilye tradition, we have commissioned the first ever Hilye paintings of the sacred members of the Prophet’s family, the Masters of the Cloak: Sayyiduna Ali, Sayyida Fatima, Sayyiduna Hasan, and Sayyiduna Husayn, may Allah be pleased with them all, forthcoming. Available once printed from Madani Propagation.
This series is an unprecedented work to revitalise the connection between the faithful and the Prophet’s family, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. We wish to adorn hearts and houses with their descriptions, hoping that with each glance, we will grow in love for these chosen souls.
From hand crafted patterns and calligraphy to the original layout of Hafiz Osman, every detail and aspect of the traditional hilye form has been painstakingly observed to ensure that your experience of each work is faithful and authentic.
Also available :
[A2] English Hilye of Lady Fatima Print,
[A2] Arabic Hilye of Lady Fatima Print,
[A2] English Hilye of Lady Fatima Frame,
[A2] Arabic Hilye of Lady Fatima Frame,
[A3] English Hilye of Lady Fatima Frame,
[A3] Arabic Hilye of Lady Fatima Frame.
Also see books on the Ahl al-Bayt
[A2] Artwork Print : Dimensions : 42 x 59.4cm.