Sahil Arora March 25, 2018

Islamic wall art is a synthesis of beauty and spirituality. The sublime yet grand strokes in which the Arabic text is deftly written undoubtedly inspires awe; but greater wonderment is derived from the meaning and message of the text –verses from the Quran and Prophetic narrations, called the Hadith.

Indeed the primary motive to buy online Islamic wall art is spiritual nourishment with a dose of visual joy.

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Though the entire Quran is full of wisdom and meaning, we shall explore some of the verses which most people hang in their homes as Islamic wall art in the form of vinyl stickers, canvas paintings, embellished velvet fabric or traditional carpets.

Each of these Quranic verses has a lot of depth and meaning, and their implications inspire one to make positive changes in life.

  1. ‘Alhamdulillah’

Arabic for ‘Praise be to Allah’, ‘Alhamdulillah’ is often written on many Islamic wall art frames.

“And remember when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you in favour. But if you deny indeed, my punishment is severe.’ [Quran: Chapter 14, Verse 7]

‘Alhamdulillah’ signifies gratitude to the Almighty for all blessings in life. When one is feeling stressed over work-centric or family-related issues, he/she should remind himself/herself of the many blessings that Allah has bestowed on him/her – life, health, faith, security, shelter, freedom and many more. Such feeling of constant gratitude enables one to stay positive in the face of everyday stress.

  1. ‘Masha Allah’

The of-repeated phrase, uttered especially while praising or appreciating someone, means ‘By the Will of Allah’. It signifies that a person’s achievements, for example a job promotion or an admission to a good college, as well as his/her attractive physical traits such as lustrous hair or a striking smile, result from the ‘Will of Allah’. If an infant is cute and adorable, it is so because Allah has Willed him/her to be cute and adorable. When one remarks ‘Masha Allah’, he/she is acknowledging the Will of Allah in all good things in life. People also utter the phrase to protect the person being praised from the evil eye.

  1. ‘Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem’

This is the first verse of the Quran, and all chapters of the Holy Book, barring one, begin with this verse which means ‘In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful’. The fact that the Word of Allah begins with this verse itself signifies its importance. It’s a verse one must recite before doing any act, big or small, special or routine  – whether it’s writing an exam, going on a drive or eating lunch/dinner.

Saying ‘Bismillah’ before performing a task helps one to be conscious of Allah and thus guardsonefrom wrongdoing. It also means that Allah would provide His Help and Blessings in the task being carried out, and protect the person from Satan.

Indeed, the words of wisdom from the Quran, if decorated the form of Islamic wall art, serve as a constant reminder of the Mercy and Blessings of Allah.

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