Islamic Artefacts


QUR'AN SPECIAL BOOKS SACRED WRITINGS PRAYER

     Muslim holy book revealed to Prophet Muhammad. Written in Arabic which is read from right to left. It is wrapped in cloth, kept in a high place with nothing put on top. It is not left open. Hands are washed & head covered before touching it.

 
QUR'AN STAND (REHL or RAHUL) WOOD BOOKS

     A folding book stand made of wood & often ornately hand carved; used to raise the Qur'an off the floor when reading it.

 
PRAYER MAT (JA-SAJJADA or MASALLA) SPECIAL PLACES HOMES PRAYER

     Used so the place of prayer is clean. The arch design is laid down facing towards the Ka'ba in Makkah. The 2 buildings often portrayed on mats are the Ka'ba & the mosque in Madinah. The pillars represent the 5 Pillars of Islam. A deliberate design error is included as a reminder that only Allah is perfect.

 
COMPASS (QIBLAH) DIRECTIONS

     Used by Muslims to find the direction of the Ka'ba so they can face Makkah when praying.

 
PRAYER BEADS (SUBHA) HANDS PRAYER

     A string of beads used to count rakahs (units of prayers) in worship; the 99 or 33 beads represent the 99 names of Allah.

 
PRAYER CAP (TOPI) CLOTHES PRAYER

     Worn by males when praying to keep the hair back.

 
PICTURES OF KA'BA, OF MAKKAH, & OF MADINAH. PILGRIMAGES JOURNEYS SPECIAL PLACES

     Pictorial aids to explain Hajj-one of the 5 Pillars of Islam. Every Muslim tries to make a pilgrimage to Makkah.

 
EID CARDS FESTIVALS CELEBRATION

     Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan; Eid-ul-Adha at the end of Hajj to remind people of Abraham's sacrifice.

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ALLAH'S NAME IN ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY

     Display as high as possible.

 
HADITH SPECIAL BOOKS HOMES

     Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.

 
ISLAMIC PATTERNS, CALLIGRAPHY & CRESCENT MOON SYMBOL PATTERNS SIGNS & SYMBOLS

     Patterns are used for decoration rather than pictorial representation.

 

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