A decorative hanging of the Surah Al-Fatiha, the Opening of the Quran

 
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Object

Religion and faith items

Title

A decorative hanging of the Surah Al-Fatiha, the Opening of the Quran

Production date

1986

Material

Textiles

Dimensions

Length: 1822mm
Width: 910mm

Description

This is a hanging showing the first chapter of the Quran. Almost every Muslim home has one as a reminder to pray when children are ill and as safety or protection for the home. This prayer is read every day and is the first prayer taught to children. It is the heart of the Quran.
The hanging was purchased in Pakistan by a Hackney resident at the Lahore shrine of the Sufi mystic, Daata Ganj Bakhsh (also known in Arabic as Abul Hassan Ali Hajvari).

Inscription

The first prayer or opening of the Quran

Associated place

Pakistan

Object number

1987.139

On display?

No
 

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