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The term hilya (Arabic حلية (plural: ḥilan, ḥulan), Turkish: hilye (plural: hilyeler) denotes both a The second most important hilye, after Hakani’s, is considered to be Cevri İbrahim Çelebi’s hilye, Hilye-i Çihar-Yar-ı Güzin (), about the. –) to write his famous poem Hilye-i Şerif (The Noble Description), also known as Hilye-i Hakani The principal goal of Hakani’s poem consists in. – Buy Hilye-I Hakani book online at best prices in India on Read Hilye-I Hakani book reviews & author details and more at

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In Turkey, giving a hilye panel as a marriage gift for the happiness of the union and safety of the home has been a tradition that is disappearing.

HİLYE-İ HAKANİ Osmanlıca, (). | İstanbul Müzayede

Many authors have commented that another reason is the affection that Muslims feel for Muhammad, which leads them to read about his physical and moral beauty. Modern hilyes maintain the essence of a hilyeeven while the appearance of the elements of the hilye is customized or calligraphy is used to create abstract or figurative works.

This is a reproduction of a book published before Archived from the original on December 2, Related Mosque of the prophet Possessions Relics. They can also be part of two other forms of Turkish Islamic literature, a Mevlid account of Muhammad’s life or a Mir’aj-name accounts of Muhammad’s Night Journey. Hakani wrote that his reason was to be worthy of Muhammad’s holy intercession shefaat on doomsday and to receive a prayer from willing readers.


Hilye-i Hakani

Mosque of the prophet Possessions Relics. Archived from the original PDF on The challenge of the silver screen: To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. Although the hilye tradition started with descriptions of Muhammad, later hilyes were written about the first four Caliphsthe companions of MuhammadMuhammad’s grandchildren Hasan and Hussein and Islamic saints walis such as Mevlana. Since Osman’s time, every Turkish calligrapher has been expected to produce at least one hilyeusing the three muhaqqaqthuluth and naskh scripts.

In his hilyeHakani mentions the following hadith, which he attributes to Ali: Hilyeboth as the literary genre and as the graphic art form, originates from hakajithe study of Muhammad’s appearance and character.

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Hilye-I Hakani (Turkish, Hardcover)

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Serving as a textual portraits of the prophets, hilye panels have decorated homes for centuries. This anthropomorphic naming makes it clear that the hilye represents a human body, whose purpose is “to recall semantically the Prophet’s presence via a graphic construct”. Because of their supposed protective effect, a practice developed in Ottoman Turkey of the 17th century of carrying Muhammad’s description on one’s person.

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Because of the prohibition on drawing the face of Muhammad, the need to represent Muhammad was satisfied by writing his name and characteristics. The crown part would be richly illuminated and miniatures of Medina, the tomb of Muhammad or the Kabaa would be placed there, together or separately.

Its text was written in hily-ei small naskh script and has dimensions of 22×14 cm. For this reason, the hilye is considered one of Turkey’s national literary genres.

Circling around the name of Muhammad, is a five-fold repetition of the phrase, ” Inna Allah ala kull shay qadir ,” meaning “For God hath power over all things. The Cambridge companion to Muhammad.