Your best friend’s birthday is around the corner. What do you want to gift her? A handbag? A book? A table lamp? Aren’t these choices too regular, too usual, and just too boring? Why not gift her something that inspires her, lasts forever and benefits her too? Something she would keep in her heart and even display on her wall. We are talking of Islamic calligraphy art. The best gift one could give a loved one, be it a parent, a child, a sibling, a spouse or even someone unrelated, is a reminder of the Blessings of Allah. Islamic wall art  can serve as a beautiful reminder of the Mercy and Grace of Allah as well as enhance the visual appeal of the home of the recipient of the gift.

At Baradari: A House of Arts and Crafts, you would find a treasure of beautiful Islamic gifts which you can give to your loved ones. We have a range of Islamic canvas art with several verses of the Quran written beautifully on them.

Some of these can be gifted generally, and some for a special loved one. For example, if you have to gift a parent, you can give a framed piece of Dua for parents, which is mentioned in Verse no. 24 of Chapter 17 (Surah Al Isra): ‘Rabbir hamhuma kama rabbayni sagheera’. In English, it is translated as “Oh Lord! Bestow mercy on my parents as they took care of me when I was small.” Of course, the best gift a child can give to his/her parents is by reciting the above dua in heart, with full sincerity, and by being kind and good to them. This is not a child’s favour for his/her parents, but a duty as commanded by Allah. But if we one wants to gift his mother or father on their birthday, or wedding anniversary, the Quranic dua for parents written in a beautiful calligraphic style should certainly bring them joy.

If you wish to gift something to a newlywed couple, then there Quranic verses, which if followed devoutly, can ensure marital bliss. For example,  Verse 187 from Chapter 2 (Surah Al Baqrah): "They (your wives) are a garment for you and you too are a garment for them." This verse, written in an artistic manner and printed on canvas, if gifted to a newlywed couple, can be a perfect reminder of the marital life ahead of them. Indeed, the Quran is full of wisdom, and gifting a gem from it, is a wonderful gift one could give a loved one.