Description of Blessed Footprint Replica of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ from Isra and Mi'raj; Jerusalem
In the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem, is venerated the sacred Footprint left by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ at the time of his Ascension into heaven (Isra and Mi'raj). According to the Islamic tradition, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was traveling from Mecca to Jerusalem riding his steed Buraq, which flew so rapidly that it could set its hoof ‘at the furthest point visible to the eye’. When Buraq reached the rock, at the location where the ancient Temple of Jerusalem once stood, he set down a hoof, leaving an impression in the stone. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ dismounted, and at the moment in which his Ascension began the Rock wanted to ascend with him and only the intervention of the Angel Gabriel managed to prevent it, leaving on it an impression of his Hand. On that same occasion, Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Footprint was impressed in the stone, where it is still visible today within a gilded metal reliquary equipped with a little door and surmounted by a small cupola, which the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed had built in the south-eastern corner of the Rock in 1609. The stone is embedded in a white marble structure which bears in the center a calligraphic inscription in relief with the formula “Muhammad is God’s messenger”.
A replica of the Blessed Footprint is showcased in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
Details of Prophetic Footprint
۩ Exact replica of the Prophet's ﷺ Footprint made from durable resin powder. The bottom of the footprint is covered in velvet.
۩ A beautiful hand-made carved box produced by a guild specializing in woodwork The interior of the wooden box is lined with red velvet. The box was contracted to a carpentry guild in order to promote their beautiful artisan craft which is currently dying. By purchasing this box-set, we assure fair trade wages to the workers and we keep the art of carved 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 business in Spain.
۩ A wooden box with amber-rose incense rock resin.
۩ An in-house Rumi's Garden certificate of authentication containing the history of the Prophet’s ﷺ footprint.
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