The Honoured Bowl is a replica recreation of the existing bowl that belonged to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The original Honoured Bowl is located in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. The bowl has an extremely strong 'sanad' (chain of authorisation).
One day, the Prophet ﷺ and his Companions, on their way to Medina, stopped for a rest in the territory of the Banu Saida tribe. He asked Sahl ibn Sa’d to get some water. Sahl, the last of the Companions to die in Medina, kept the bowl with which he gave water to the Prophet ﷺ. Years later, he gave it as a present to ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-’Aziz. ‘Umar, who eventually became the seventh Umayyad caliph, respected the Prophet ﷺ greatly, and he followed in his footsteps when he was governor of Medina, praying in exactly the same places that the Prophet ﷺ had prayed before. He preserved relics of the Prophet ﷺ, including the Honoured Bowl that had touched the Prophet’s ﷺ lips and hands, a leather pillow stuffed with date leaves, a robe, a velvet quilt, and a quiver.
The bowl was kept for some time by the renowned Kalkashandi family, among whose members were prominent scholars. Subsequently, it was handed over to Amir Sibay, the governor of Damascus in AH 921 (1515). Throughout these nine hundred years, the bowl had become worn, and therefore it was covered with silver to protect it.
Qur’anic inscriptions adorn the Honoured Bowl and the history of the bowl until the time of Amir Sibay is written in small characters on its brim. It was Amir Sibay who ordered the wooden Honored Bowl to be covered in silver ornamentation in order to protect it.
Details of Honoured Bowl of the Messenger of Allah
۩ Replica of the Prophet's ﷺ Honoured Bowl made from durable resin. The Blessed Bowl is 19.5 cm in diameter and 7.5 cm in height. It weighs 1.7 kilos. As this is a handmade product, all measurements are approximate.
۩ An in-house Rumi's Garden certificate of authentication containing the history of the Prophet’s ﷺ Honoured Bowl.
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