Calligraphy Style : Thuluth and Naskh
Size : 51 X 39.5 cm
Illumination in gold and color
This is a saying (Hadith) of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) about seven virtuous kinds of people. The Hadith may be translated to:
“Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Seven are (the persons) whom Allah will give protection with His Shade on the Day when there will be no shade except His Shade (i.e., on the Day of Resurrection), and they are: A just ruler; a youth who grew up with the worship of Allah; a person whose heart is attached to the mosque; two persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom a beautiful and high ranking woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): ‘I fear Allah’; a person who gives a charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand might not know what the right has given; and a person who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up.”.
The first ‘bold’ line is written in the traditional Arabic calligraphy style Thuluth or (Sülüs in Turkish), while the rest of the text is the smaller companion style Naskh (Nasih). The layout is according to the Ottoman Turkish School in the form called Kitaa. This layout has what is called shoulders to the right and left of the text and under the first line.
The design is surrounded by ornamentation or illumination called Tazhip in Turkish using gold leaf and color. The gold wash border is called Halkar illumination style in Turkish.
هذا حديث جميل للرسول محمّد صلّى الله عليه وسلّم عن سبع نماذج من النّاس الّذين يحميهم الله من حرّ يوم القيامة.
الحديث منفّذ بخط الثّلث و النّسخ في شكل قطعة خطّيّة ذات كتفين.
اللّوحة مزيّنة بزخارف إسلاميّة بالذّهب وبعض الألوان. الزّخرفة الخارجيّة بالذّهب الخفيف تُسمّى هلكار بالتّركيّة.