Blessings Gift Set
Perfect gift set for Iftar parties, Eid or house-warmings. Prints are packaged individually so you can gift them.
Coolness of Eyes: Inspired by the the strongest bond we know: between a mother and her child.
Queens of Jannah: Inspired by the four greatest women in Islam as mentioned by the Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
These are prints of an Islamic painting created by Saleha.
Ayah #1: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our spouses & our offspring the coolness of our eyes & make us leaders of the righteous.” Surah Al- Furqan 25:74
Ayah #2: "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small." Surah Al Isra 17:24
Ayat #3: Verse of the throne. Ayat Ul Kursi
Ayat #4: "Which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?"
The Story (Inspiration)
COOLNESS OF EYES: The "eyes becoming cool" is an Arab idiom. This expression equates to finding refuge from a storm. In today's world, the storm can be found inside our homes. In this powerful and beautiful dua, we are asking Allah SWT for our home to become a place of refuge. A place where our worries disappear when we come home to our spouse & children.
The strongest bond is that between a mother and her child. Remember when Musa AS's mother put her baby in the water to save him from Pharaoh? Can you imagine not knowing what's happening to your child. So imagine the feeling when she was reunited with Musa AS. Allah SWT used the same expression to describe the most indescribable feeling: coolness of the eyes.
This painting was inspired by this indescribable feeling. The floral prints symbolize the pure bond between a mother and her child. The white streaks symbolize the modern day sand storms that we seek refuge from while the dominant blue represents tranquility and calmness. With this theme in mind, I included a dua for our parents as a reminder to slow down and show patience during their old age and to treasure our time with them as they may not be around for long.
QUEENS OF JANNAH:
Fatima RA: She was called Um abiha (the mother of her father). She would often come to the defence of her father whenever he was attacked. Aisha RA reported that she’d never seen anyone resemble the Prophet PBUH more in speech, character and conversation. She was known for her patience.
Khadijah RA: She was an intelligent, influential and wealthy business woman. She was also the first to accept Islam after the Prophet PBUH received revelation. She undertook many sacrifices to support the Prophet in his mission. She was known for her loyalty and her good character.
Maryam RA: She devoted her life to prayer and worship of the almighty. She was known for her piety, chastity and faith. She demonstrated how to truly have tawakkul- trust in Allah SWT during difficult times.
Asiya RA: She chose faith over royalty. Despite being married to Pharaoh, Asiya AS was still a woman of perfect iman. She was known for her generosity. She raised Musa AS and was a stern believer in Allah SWT. After Pharaoh had become aware of her devotion to faith, she suffered severe oppression.
The feminine tones and floral touches symbolize modesty and piety. The blue textured tracks symbolize the stages of life for these women. Drip effect represents the tears and struggles. The common themes in the lives of these great women was piety, trust, patience and gratitude. Their faith did not waiver during difficult times. They found true friendship with Allah SWT. This reminded me of the verse, “Which of the favours of your Lord, will you deny?”, Surah Rahman. Ar-Rahman originates from the word ar-rahm, which means the mother's womb. A child in the womb is taken care of in every possible way. A mother will do everything to protect her unborn child. Similarly, Allah loves us and takes care of us regardless of what we do. He’ll never abandon us so let’s trust him and show gratitude.
Ayat ul Kursi also adorns this painting being the greatest verse from the Quran. One who recites Ayat ul Kursi every morning will be in the protection, safety of Allah until the night. May Allah SWT protect us and grant us the taufiq to emulate the beautiful conduct of these icons.
What you get
Set of these four Islamic prints by artist, Saleha. Each is size 8by10” Poster print. Printed with professional grade ink for vivid colors.
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