Description of Tripoli Blessed Footprint Replica of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in the Topkapi Museum; Istanbul
The Tripoli Footprint replica is an authentic replica of the existing footprint that belonged to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The original footprint is located in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey.
It has been recorded in the literature of the early Islamic tradition that whenever the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ stepped on a rock, his foot left an imprint. This is one popular miracle, attributed to our Beloved Messengerﷺ, amongst many others.
During the reign of Sultan Abdulmejid, a sacred footprint of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was brought to him, from Tripoli, by an army commander named Ahmed Bey. The sacred footprint was presented to the Sultan as a gift. The original footprint is of the Prophet's ﷺ right Foot on colored porphyry marble. The heel section is broken and bound with silver wires.
In return for his service, Ahmed Bey was given a reward of 114,000 kurush. The footprint he brought from Tripoli was originally located inside the recessed closet opposite the entrance to the Throne Room in the Topkapi Palace. A marble middle shelf had a carved space, especially for the relic. A silver frame and cover were attached to the middle shelf. Abdulhamid II (1876-1906) had a new gold cover made in 1877.
The mold of the Tripoli Footprint of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was retrieved professionally by an associate of Rumi’s Garden and was sent to craftsmen who specifically make casts for museums. Great care has been taken to make sure that details are conserved.
Details of Prophetic Footprint Replica Boxset
۩ Replica of the Prophetic ﷺ footprint made from pure durable resin and pure bronze powder. The bottom of the footprint is covered with 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 letter of authentication containing the history of the Prophet’s ﷺ footprint.
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