Among the greatest blessings of Allah SWT is our children. There is no greater joy than holding your newborn child, caring for and teaching him/her our beliefs and morals, and seeing them grow into practising, law-abiding, God-fearing Muslims.
The Quran has a special dua that a Believer can make for finding happiness in his/her child.
In Surah Furqan, verse 74, Allah (SWT) says:
âAnd those who say: Oh our Lord, gift us a gift for our spouses, our children, and future generations the coolness of eyes and make us leaders over those who are righteous, pious, and fearful.â
In the above verse, ÙÙØ±ÙÙâØ©Ù Ø£ÙØ¹ÙÙÙÙÙ, qurrata ayuni, means âthe coolness of eyesâ. It is an Arabic metaphor which means âa source of joy and comfort that cools your eyes.â Tears of joy, in Arabic and in the Quran, are referred to as âcoolness of the eyes.â
The expression âthe coolness of eyesâ also appears in Surah Taha, verse 40.
"[And We favoured you (O Moses)] when your sister went and said, âShall I direct you to someone who will be responsible for him?â So We restored you to your mother that her eyes cool (she might be content) and not grieve."
When Asiah, the pious wife of the evil Pharoah found baby Moses (AS) in the river, she picked him up, and said: âqurratu âainil-lii wa lakâ, may this baby become the coolness of my eyes and yours, referring to her husband.
We, at Baradari, have launched a collection of frames called âQurratul Ayyuniâ. Get the name of your child written in Arabic calligraphy, below the words âQurratul Ayyuniâ, and framed. Keep it in your home or office. Also, gift it to a new parent on their childâs birth. Surely, a rare, personalised gift that will last for long and cherished by all.
Click here to view our collection: https://baradariarts.com/islamic-frames-for-children
The Quran is full of gems. The verses, the passages, the chapters, the parables may differ in words and phrases, but they all essentially talk of the same concepts â that we must believe in Allah, rely on Him and follow His commands if we wish to live in peace and contentment.
At Baradari, we have taken some of these concepts, inspired by the Quran, written them in calligraphy, and neatly framed them. You can place these little frames as powerful reminders on your desk or shelf, home or office. Gift them to yourself, or your loved one.
Baradari: A House of Arts and Crafts held its first Islamic Calligraphy exhibition at the prestigious Lalit Kala Akademi, India's apex organisation for promotion of Indian fine arts, between May 3 and 9, 2017.
Held at the Lucknow centre of the Lalit Kala Akademi, the exhibition was a massive success, which saw impressive attendance and fantastic sales.