A relatively new interior decoration trend in the online e-commerce world is that of Islamic wall art, which involves adorning your walls with Islamic calligraphy. Those wishing to do up their interiors now look for Islamic art wall décor. This type of décor is available in different forms – wall decals, oil or acrylic paintings, digital prints on canvas or paper, metal frames and ceramic wall plates.
Other than adding to the beauty of your home, Islamic wall art can function as a frequent spiritual reminder. For instance, a wall decal or poster saying ‘Alhamdulillah’ in the dining hall should remind you that the food on your table is in fact a blessingfrom Allah – the blessing of sustenance and even good health because not everyone can eat everything on account of medical reasons. There are various Quranic and Masnun supplications which, if stuck to your walls, can help children learn them.
Islamic art wall décor can also help in Dawah, orinviting people to Islam. If a guest at your home doesn’t know how to read Arabic and asks you the meaning of a verse which is written in a calligraphic style and framed on your wall, you can explain it to him or her. For all you know, this may cause interest in your visitor in regards tolearning about Islam.
Interestingly, Islamic wall art frames or decals now also include English translations alongside the Arabic verse from the Quran. As many Muslims are not native Arabic speakers, English translations are very helpful for them. The English text is also written in a calligraphic, artistic font. Sometimes, the work of art includes only the English text, without the Arabic text. This is a very significant new aspect in the realm of Islamic art –moving from Arabic to English.
That said, the beauty of the Arabic text is unparalleled. The Arabic script’s cursive strokes, abundance of diacritical marks and dots, and the flexibility to break letters render it perfect for calligraphic writing. The Arabic script is quite enigmatic – it is profound and subtle, yetgrand and imposing. It’s no surprise then it has been used to adorn many historical monuments.
Still, the introduction of English in Islamic at wall décoris a very positive change as it fulfils the spiritual aspect of the art – reminding residents and guests at home of the blessings, Mercy and Grace of Almighty Allah.
Now, people frame verses in a room according to the purpose of the room. So, the dining room has ‘Alhamdulillah’, which translates into ‘Praise be to Allah’ while the study room has ‘Tawakaltu Al-Allah’, which means ‘Put your trust/faith in Allah’. At the entrance gateway, it is generally ‘Haadha min Rabbi Fadhli’, which is Arabic for ‘This is by the Grace of Lord’ or ‘Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem’ (‘In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful’) Also, many lesser known verses from the Holy Quran are now also being included in Islamic art wall décor, often on demand by clients. Most certainly, Islamic wall art is seeing promising new trends.