Bahadur Shah Zafar Nikahnama
Our masterpiece “Bahadur Shah Zafar” nikahnama is a recreation of the marriage contract of the last Mughal emperor of India, Bahadur Shah Zafar, with his wife, Zeenat Mahal, on November 18, 1840.
The design and colours of the original 19th century nikahnama have been replicated, with utmost care taken to include the original Arabic text correctly. The intricate, fine floral motifs and patterns render a rich look to the nikahnama, while the antique beige-cream hues transport you to the glorious past.
This regal, grand, imposing nikahnama is available in English, Urdu, and English-Urdu (bilingual) languages. The Arabic and Urdu calligraphy is handwritten by veteran artist Mohammed Ilyas, while the English calligraphy uses an artistic digital font.
The nikahnama can be personalised with the names of the bride and groom, their respective fathers and their addresses.
It is printed on high-quality canvas, tightened to a handmade wooden scroll holder and placed in a handmade velvet and satin box. Take out the nikahnama from the box and unroll it from the scrollholder, adding subtle drama to the nikah ceremony.
Feel like a Mughal king or queen yourself on the most important day of your life.