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Framed Calligraphic Panel | Our Lord, lay not upon us a burden

SKU LH-P-020

Description of the "Our Lord, lay not upon us a burden" Panel

The following calligraphic lawha is a reproduction of a splendid Perso-Arabic nastaliq calligraphy piece scripted in the 20th-century. It consists of a segment of the final verse from Surah al-Baqara (Chapter of The Cow: V.286), and it is a dua (personal prayer) commonly recited by Muslims. The Quranic dua reads:
رَبَّنَا وَلاَ تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا

Our Lord, lay not upon us a burden like Thou laid upon those before us. 

According to a hadith, it is reported that during his Night Journey and Ascension (al-Israa and al-Miraj), the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was given three things: the five canonical prayers, the final two verses of “The Cow,” and forgiveness of sins for any member of his community who does not ascribe partners to God. The portion of the verse depicted in the panel is a supplication to God to alleviate our burdens and it implicitly reasserts our covenant to give ourselves fully to Him  ﷻ.
In terms of the layout of the composition, the masterful calligraphy is set in a cloud upon a background of white flowers. The borders also contain wonderful floral designs in gold.


Details of Panel with Surah al-Baqara Dua 

۩ Country of Origin: Iran
۩ Time Period: 20th cent.
۩ Size: Approximately 46 x 34 cm (including frame)
۩ Print: High-quality matte print and detail finishings
۩ Frame: Wood frame with a gold finish
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