Pre-order ships mid-August. This poster is free for IGP Members throughout August.
The Noble Hilya Sharif is a calligraphic design meant to remind the one who gazes on it of the blessed qualities & characteristics of the Prophet ﷺ. Originating in Ottoman times, the Hilya Sharif has historically been displayed in a prominent place in Muslim households throughout the world.
This version of the Hilya contains the following elements:
The basmala at the top
A large central disc containing the text of hadith 7 of Imam al-Tirmidhi's Al-Shama’il al-Muhammadiyya, which is a description of the Prophet ﷺ
Four smaller discs around the larger disc containing the names of the four rightly-guided caliphs
Verse 68:4 of the Qur’an, which is a description of the Prophet ﷺ
The remainder of the text of hadith 7 of the Shama’il at the bottom, followed by prayers and blessings upon the Prophet ﷺ
The Hilya Sharif is meant to be displayed in a place of honour, such that the one who gazes upon it will be reminded of Allah's Messenger ﷺ and inspired to send prayers and blessings upon him ﷺ frequently.
In this present time, we believe it is particularly important to revive the practice of displaying the Hilya Sharif in our homes. That’s why IGI has made a version of the Hilya Sharif available in our bookstore.
Perhaps the terrible events of recent times, related to deliberately offensive depictions of Allah’s noble Messenger ﷺ, can serve as a catalyst for Muslims across the world to revive this practice of connecting to Allah’s Messenger ﷺ through the beautiful word portrait of the Hilya Sharif.
Size: A2 (16.5 x 23.4 inches)
Paper: 170 gsm paper Gloss; Soft Touch Lamination
Ink: CMYK with Spot Gold
Design: The Essential Islam and IGP Manuscripts Teams