very hard for a regular Muslim to come across relics and relic replicas and if
she/ he does, they are often extremely expensive.
As an example, authentic
kiswah are often given to diplomats and to people with connections either by
Saudi royalty or The Kiswah Factory. When they are sold, they often cost
thousands and prices are exaggerated by middle men.
Furthermore, there is often
the problem of verifying authenticity. Commonly, replicas are sold as authentic
pieces to a well-meaning buyers. Even when sellers have may have good
intentions in terms of selling authentic kiswah's, because the appropriate
checks are not taken, they are unable to guarantee authenticity.
It is with these two things
in mind that Rumi's Garden aimed to tackle when it came to making relics and
relic replicas available to the public.
We at Rumi’s Garden feel
that this is a good opportunity for any Muslim to simply have something from
our Beloved Prophet ﷺ or
the Holy Kaaba at a fair price that is often much lower than prices set by
middle men. We do this because we understand that these relics serve as a support
for the remembrance of God. We are meticulous in doing our
homework to ensure that each item sent to you is authentic and a reflection of
the beautiful spirit of Islam.
The simple answer is yes! We receive
all relics and relic replicas from leading Islamic collectors from around the
world with an expertise in the field. We have established a broad
network of reliable sources and we do not carry any relics that are fake or
inauthentic. We realize that there are sellers in the market who scam people
for extortionate amounts of money for fake products and this is something we
are attempting to fight. It is our job to provide you with only authentic
relics and replicas that true copies of the original.
Our process of authentication is the
To begin with, we only receive relics from reliable
collectors who specialize in collecting Islamic relics and replicas.
We at Rumi's Garden personally examine the relics and
replicas we receive. The sanad and background story of the relic/ replica
is of interest to us.
We communicate with experts in Islamic art and/ or
textiles who contextualize the relics historically, via existing research
and information, and compare it to the collectors sanad and backstory
We communicate with experts who collect Islamic relics
who compare the relics we have to their own collection and who can
critically assess the relics.
We send the relic to the The Islamic Antiquities Museum of Kuwait
so that they can further investigate the relic and provide an in depth
examination. This often includes laboratory tests to examine material
We take relics to a valuation services to be assessed
We get the blessings and approval of Mashayakh we are
connected to, many of whom collect relics themselves.
If a relic or replica comes with a
certificate of authentication, we clearly state it in the description and we
always mention the source of the certificate.
Rumi's Garden offers a variety of courier service options to choose from. Courier services, in Spain, do not operate on Saturday and Sunday or on national holidays. Furthermore, it can take up to 24 hours for a courier service to update its online tracking system once a package is picked up.
By Spanish law, we are required to refund or
replace damaged items or wrong orders returned to us within a period of 14 days
from purchase. We also simply take items back if you are not happy with your
purchase, within the 14 day period, as long as the items are in the same
condition as when they were bought.
All returned items will be quality checked upon arrival at Rumi's Garden,
and a refund will be issued upon satisfactory inspection. Please include
certificates with return, if certificate is included in original purchase. A
refund will not be made if certificate is not included.