Small Framed Double Kiswah (Ghilaf) Set: Holy Ka'aba in Mecca & Sacred Chamber (Hujrah) of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in Medina
Rumi's Garden is tremendously honored to present a double framed kiswah set consisting of a 9 x 9 cm Holy Ka’aba kiswah from Mecca and a 9 x 9 cm Kiswah al-Saadat from Medina.
The fragment of the black Holy Ka’aba kiswah (كسوة الكعبة) comes from a larger panel that covered the House of God and was then removed on the 9th of Dhu al-Hijjah, 1433, during an annual ceremony that takes place during Hajj.
The Kiswah al-Saadat (Curtain of Bliss) comes from the Sacred Chamber of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Hujrah al-Nabawia al-Sharifa; الحجرة النبوية الشريفة) in Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Al Madinah Al-Munawwarah). The panels of the contemporary kiswah are green and white in color and the full curtain surrounds the burial tombs of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Abu Bakr as-Saddiq (RAA), and Umar ibn al-Khattab (RAA). The fragment of the Kiswah al-Saadat comes from a larger panel that was used inside the Sacred Chamber.
Mecca the Blessed (Makkah al-Mukarramah) and Medina the Radiant (Al Madinah Al Munawwarah), as they are known to Muslims, became intertwined by the very events of the Islamic revelation. Mecca, the city where the House of God, the Ka’aba, is situated, was where the Prophet was born and raised while Medina became his city by virtue of his migration there in 622 AD, which marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar. The very name Medina, which in Arabic means simply “city”, is, in fact, the abbreviation of Madinat al-nabi, “the City of the Prophet”, which replaced the older name of Yathrib after the Blessed Prophet migrated to that city where he established the first Islamic community and the first mosque.
The testimony whereby a person embraces Islam is simply “la ilaha illa Allah” (there is no divinity but Allah) and “Muhammad rasul Allah” (Muhammad is the messenger of God), “Allah” being simply the Arabic word for God considered in His absolute Oneness beyond all hypostatic differentiations. These two formulas are inseparable in Islamic life and are seen by Muslims as being inwardly united. One may say that such is also the case of Mecca and Medina, the two holy centers of Islam, whose significance is inseparable in the religious life and thought of Muslims.
Mecca is primarily the city of God by virtue of the Ka’aba and may be said to correspond to “la ilaha illa’Alllah”, while Medina, where the Mosque of the Prophet and his tomb are to be found, is of course primarily the city of the Prophet and corresponds to “Muhammad rasul Allah”. And in the same way that five times a day the call to prayer (al-adhan), heard from minarets and rooftops as well as in streets and houses throughout the Islamic World, announces the two testimonies of faith together, the barakah and significance of those holy cities remain organically united. At the same time, their influence, and the second by virtue of the first, has over the centuries dominated not only the heartland of Islam in Arabia but all Islamic lands near and far, and love for them is cherished in the hearts of men and women of all different races and climes where there has been a positive response to the call to unity (al-tawhid) of the Islamic message.
To be a caretaker of the kiswah, which has always been considered to be one of the most important of the Islamic relics, is to actively partake outwardly in the preservation of the Prophetic Message and the legacies of Mecca and Medina. More importantly, the kiswah fragments should always be a reminder for their caretaker to live Islam, not only outwardly, but in its core; in its light, compassion, and goodness, and in alignment with the heart which is the inner qibla of the believer.
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Description of small framed kiswah set from the Holy Ka’aba in Mecca and the Hujrah an-Nabawia in Medina
With your purchase you will receive the following:
۩ A 9 x 9 cm authentic fragment of the contemporary green and white kiswah Kiswah al-Saadat from the Chamber of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ located in Masjid al-Nabawi. The kiswah was originally located inside the Sacred Prophetic Chamber. The kiswah cross-section comes in a 13 x13 cm frame.
۩ A 9 x 9 cm authentic fragment of the Holy Ka'aba kiswah. The kiswah, made by The Kiswah Factory, was placed on the Holy Ka'aba in Mecca. The kiswah comes in a 13 x 13 cm frame.
۩ Certified true copies of certificates of authentication, for the larger Kiswah al-Saadat and Holy Ka’aba panels, officially provided by the Islamic Antiquities Museum of Kuwait. These certificates are the original certified true copy provided by the museum and are not photocopies made by Rumi's Garden. An English translation of this certificate will also be included.
۩ A Rumi's Garden in-house letter of authentication explaining the history of the Kiswah al-Saadat fragment and the Holy Ka’aba kiswah fragment
The design of the blessed kiswah fragments you will receive will not be exactly like the photo.
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