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Spiritual decor: Islamic wall hangings

A new home décor trend that has caught on in the online market is Islamic wall hanging. If you want to raise the visual appeal of your home, office or restaurant, look for Islamic wall hanging online. It is available in various forms –affordable wall stickers or decals, canvas artworks and digital prints depicting a Quranic ayator a Hadith written in calligraphic style.

Apart from increasing the aesthetics of your living spaces, an Islamic wall hanging serves a much more important purpose – it constantly reminds you of the Mercy of Allah. For example, a big wall sticker or print with the words ‘Alhamdulillah’ in the dining hall should remind you that the food on your table is a blessing of sustenance by Allah. There are many duas in the Quran, which, if passed as wall decor, can aid in children memorize them.

It can also help in doing da’wah. If a guest asks about the meaning of a verse on your wall, you can explain it to him or her. And that may cause further interest in Islam in the guest leading him or her to study the Quran.

For the sake of non-Arabic speakers, which comprises many Muslims too, an Islamic wall hanging may include not justaQuranic verse but also its English translation. The English text is also written in a calligraphic font and placed adjacent to or below the Arabic verse. Sometimes, an Islamic wall hanging has only the English text without the Arabic verse. This shift in language is a significant innovative trend in Islamic wall hanging art.

Still, the Arabic script has unparalleled beauty – its loops, dashes, dots, strokes, vowel symbols and broken letters make it just perfect for the art of calligraphic writing. The Arabic script is profound and subtle yet majestic and overwhelming. Needless to say, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India or the Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey owe it to the Islamic calligraphy adorning their walls for their stunning beauty.

And yet, the introduction of English in Islamic wall hanging art is a fascinating change especially as it contributes to the spiritual aspect of the art – reinforcing the Message of the Holy Quran, and reminding people in the home as well as the guest of the Mercy, Grace, and Blessings of Almighty Allah.

As a matter of fact, people now choose ayats in accordance with the room they want to display it in. Therefore, the dining area is the preferred location for an ‘Alhamdulillah’ (‘Praise be to Allah’) poster, while the study room has a wall decal of ‘Tawakaltu Al-Allah’, which is Arabic for ‘Put your trust/faith in Allah’. At the gateway, it is likely to find a frame of ‘Masha Allah’, which means ‘By the Will of God’.

Apart from long-time favorites such as ‘Masha Allah’, ‘Bismillah’, ‘Alhamdulillah’ and Ayat-al-Kursi, Islamic wall hanging online decor now covers even lesser known ayat from the Holy Quran, often on demand by patrons.

Most certainly, Islamic wall hanging art is seeing some very interesting trends. A space to watch out for.

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