Original Blessed Footprint and replica Blessed Footprint sold at www.RumisGarden.co.uk
This photochrome print of the Uyüp (now Eyüp) Cemetery in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) is part of “Views of People and Sites in Turkey” from the catalog of the Detroit Publishing Company (1905). Eyüp takes its name from Abū Ayyūb al-Anṣārī (died circa 672), the standard bearer and companion of the Prophet Muhammad, whose tomb is located here, together with a mosque built in his honor. The 1911 edition of Baedeker’s The Mediterranean, seaports and sea routes: Handbook for Travellers describes how “from the mosque, up the hill-side to the N.E., extends the picturesque Cemetery, with its venerable cypresses. A path ascends to the mosque, past a monastery (Tekkeh) of the dancing dervishes, to the top, where we have a splendid view of both banks of the Golden Horn.”
It was with this that Rumi’s Garden decided to make the Blessed Footprint available to as many people as possible so they too may benefit from this kind of intimacy when seeing and touching something of the Prophet ﷺ. So far our project has been a success!
Information about the Blessed Footprint Replica Package sold at Rumi’s Garden
- A high-quality handmade storage wooden box made in Lebanon, produced by Syrian refugees and poor Lebanese craftsmen. The interior of the box is lined with velvet. The box alone is a work of art and we contracted the workshop in order for them to keep their art alive and running. By purchasing this package we assure fair trade wages to the workers and we keep the dying art of marquetry box making alive.
- Scented roses to place under the footprint. The Prophet ﷺ himself was a lover of roses and the roses have been purchased from a local Muslim business in the UK.
- A numbered certificate of authentication containing the history of the Prophet’s ﷺ Footprint.