Gifting is a sunnah, and one of the ways to strengthen relationships between the recipient and the giver, and between fellow Muslims. Gifting is a symbol of good etiquette, and it has been narrated in Hadith that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to accept gifts. Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) is reported to have said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to accept gifts and reward people for giving them.”

It is one of the acts a Muslim is recommended to do as it also helps in removing any bitterness between the recipient and the giver. According to Tirmidhi, the Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, “Exchange presents with one another, for they remove ill feelings from the hearts.”

One can gift at any time of the year, and a sudden gift with no occasion to it, can fill one with greater joy. Nonetheless, gifts are generally given on special occasions. One of the best occasions to exchange gifts, and thereby spread love and affection, is Eid.

Since Eid is an Islamic holiday that commences at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, we recommend exchanging gifts that help instil Islamic values in both the giver and the recipient. How about a beautiful work of Islamic calligraphy art which you can gift your friend, neighbour, relative or even colleague?

A Quranic verse written in an elegant cursive style and printed on high-quality canvas makes for a perfect Eid gift. Afterall, Ramadan is the time of the year when we reconnect and strengthen our relationship with the Quran.

A framed work of Islamic wall art not only enhances the visual appeal of your home, it can also serve as a frequent, spiritual reminder. At our store, Baradari: A House of Arts and Crafts, you can find a large collection of colourful Islamic calligraphy art printed on both canvas and paper that you can give to a loved one.

If you are planning to exchange gifts this Eid, we would suggest you to be a little more thoughtful and far-sighted, and give a present that not only visually pleases your loved ones but also carries a message which is beneficial for them. At our store, you would find many such gems. Happy shopping.