Rumi’s Garden is often asked why we sell such precious relics and the answer is quite simple. It is generally very hard for a regular Muslim to come across relics and relic replicas and if a person does, they are often extremely expensive. Kiswah pieces, for example, are often given to diplomats and to people with connections either to Saudi royalty or The Kiswah Factory. When they are sold, they often cost thousands and there is very little guarantee of authenticity.
We at Rumi’s Garden feel that this is a good opportunity for any Muslim to have something from our Beloved Prophet ﷺ or the Holy Kaaba at a fair price that is often much lower than its market value. 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.
By the grace of God, Rumi’s Garden has received immense blessings and endorsements from various Islamic figures including the mashayakh of the Shadhili, Naqshbandi, Ba'Alawi, Chishtī, Tijaniyya and Qadiri orders. We are also indebted to the Sayyids of the House of Al-Naqib Al-Refa'i family of Basra and Kuwait and the Islamic Antiquities Museum of Kuwait, the later that does all our authentication checks.
Furthermore, Shaykh al-Azhar, Shaykh Ahmed el-Tayeb, and the former Mufti of Egypt, Shaykh Ali Gomaa, have given their kind approval and commendation to spread the Blessed Footprint of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as far and wide as we can. For this reason, it has become a 0% profit item, and whenever you buy a Blessed Footprint package - that includes the bronze Footprint replica, a box made by Syrian refugees, amber incense and roses - an exact copy is donated to a mosque, a zawiya/ dargah, an Islamic university, a madrassah or an orphanage.
Just recently, we were blessed to donate the Blessed Footprint replica and Footprint tile to The Great Mosque of Medina Baye and the Tomb of the great wali Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse al-Tijanni in Kaolack, Senegal. We also made a donation to Dato Shaykh Muhammad Fuad Bin Kamaludin in Malaysia and Shaykh Sayyid Abdul Wahab al Tazi al Hasan al Idrisi from Omdurman, Sudan.
Donation of Blessed Footprint Replica of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ made to the Tomb of the Shaykh Ibrahim Niasse al-Tijanni; Kaolack, Senegal. Purchase a replica Footprint of our Beloved Prophet from www.RumisGarden.co.uk.
Question 1: What is the history of the Kiswah al-Saadat (Curtain of Bliss in the Holy Chamber of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)?
Question 2: What is written on the contemporary green and white Kiswah al-Saadat?
Two Shahadah pieces from the Kiswah al Saadat. The Kiswah al Saadat is available for purchase on www.RumisGarden.co.uk. It comes with a certificate of authentication from The Islamic Antiquities Museum of Kuwait.
Question 3: What is written on the black holy Ka'aba Kiswah cover?
Question 4: Do Islamic relics contain powers? What are their powers?
Question 5: If a Blessed Kiswah is sold at an auction house, does this guarantee its authenticity?
The problem of replicas being sold off a authentic has become such a problem that auction houses like Sotherby’s and Christies no longer auction Kiswahs, although there may be a very few exceptions to this rule.
Left: Replica al hamdu l'Allah rab al-Alamein Qandeel being sold online as an authentic piece. Right: Authentic Museum certified al hamdu l'Allah rab al-Alamein Qandeel sold at Rumi's Garden.