Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691
Description of the Prophet - 1691

Description of the Prophet - 1691

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An Ottoman description of the Prophet (Hilya al-nabi) by Hafiz Osman. Istanbul, 1691-92

Hâfiz Osman (Ottoman Turkish: حافظ عثمان Modern Turkish: Hâfız Osman) (1642–1698) was an Ottoman calligrapher noted for improving the script and for developing a layout template for the hilye which became the classical approach to page design.

The term ḥilya (حلية) denotes both a visual form in Ottoman art and a religious genre of Ottoman Turkish literature, each dealing with the physical description of Muhammad. Hilya means "ornament". They originate with the discipline of shama'il, the study of Muhammad's appearance and character, based on hadith accounts, most notably al-Tirmidhi's Shama'il al-Muhammadiyya "The Sublime Characteristics of Muhammad". In Ottoman-era folk Islam, there was a belief that reading and possessing Muhammad's description protects the person from trouble in this world and the next, it became customary to carry such descriptions, rendered in fine calligraphy and illuminated, as amulets. In 17th-century Ottoman Turkey, ḥilān developed into an art form with a standard layout, often framed and used as a wall decoration. Later ḥilān were written for the four Rashid caliphs, the Companions of the Prophet, Muhammad's grandchildren Hasan and Husayn, and walis or saints.

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past fundraisers

Iranian human rights

The twist on the traditional Faravahar design replaces the man with a woman and incorporates the national slogan of the ongoing Iranian Protests - زن زندگی آزادی - woman, life, freedom.

All proceeds went to the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) - an independent organization working to protect and promote human rights in Iran.

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Gaza fundraising

The red, black, green, and white of the fruit —colors that match those of the Palestinian flag and the flag of the Arab Revolt—tell the story of the plight and pride of the Palestinian people throughout generations.

All proceeds went to Medical Aid for Palestinians - an NGO focused on providing medical aid to Palestinians refugees.

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International Women's day

In celebration of International Women's Day, we honoured the women who played a key role in revolutions. The design is made up of the embroidered text - the women's voice is a revolution - صوت المرأة ثورة

All proceeds went to a Beirut based NGO focused on creating a safe space for women.

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