Description of Pendant containing Imam Husayn's Turbah Soil of Karbala (تربة کربلاء) and Dried Flower Aquarium
The Prophet ﷺ came to Fatimah's house while she was kneading dough. He said, 'Peace be upon you, O family of the Prophet!' Then he kissed Husayn and said, 'O Allah, I love him, so please love him and love those who love him.'
(Bukhari and Muslim)
This exquisite pendant is made of silver-plated material and contains blessed clay from Karbala, the site where Imam Husayn, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, was martyred and laid to rest. The clay has been collected from the sacred Imam Husayn Shrine in Iraq. To celebrate his memory, the pendant also features hand-pressed dried flowers, paying homage to his legacy as one of the masters of the youth of Paradise.
Symbolically, the pendant serves as a reminder to let our spirit blossom like flowers over the lowly ego through truth, freedom, sacrifice, humility, love, faith, and goodness.
In a hadith cited by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani and Imam al-Suyuti, it is recorded that Umm Salama (AS) once saw Husayn, as a child, sitting on the lap of his grandfather ﷺ. In his hand, the Prophet held soil which he kissed while weeping. Umm Salama inquired about the soil and the Messenger of God ﷺ responded: ‘Gabriel has informed me that my son, this Husayn, will be murdered in Iraq. He has brought this earth for me from that land. I am weeping for the suffering that will befall my Husayn.’ The Prophet ﷺ then handed the soil to Umm Salama and said to her: ‘When you see this soil turn into blood, you will know that my Husayn has been slaughtered.’ Umm Salama kept the soil in a bottle and watched over it until she saw on the day of Ashura, 10th of Muharram 61 AH, that it turned to blood; She knew then that Husayn bin Ali had been martyred.
The tragedy of Karbala is a story that deeply resonates across the Islamic world, where Imam Husayn, along with his household members and companions, were brutally massacred by an army of 4000. It teaches moral lessons such as sacrifice, opposition to injustice, integrity, love, gentleness, and bravery.
According to the example of Imam Husayn, we must perform the Greater Jihad and martyr our ego so we may live in alignment with the spirit in the way of God. As Rumi says in his Divan-i Shams-i Tabrizi:
Night died and came to life, for there is life after death: O heartache, kill me! For I am Husayn, you are Yazid.
Details of Karbala Soil and Aquarium Pendant
The Karbala turbah (soil) and garden pendant include the following:
۩ A silver-plated pendant that includes clay from The Imam al-Husayn Shrine in Karbala and dried flowers. The flowers and soil are encased in protective resin.
۩ Included is a Rumi's Garden in-house certificate explaining the significance of the pendant and soil.
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