The Mantle Collection is a set of small plaques that are self standing on any flat surface. If you haven’t guessed, I’m playing with the words a little as Mantle (Cloak) and Mantel (shelf, beam) sound the same. The Mantle Collection can sit on any shelf, beam or desk. Small enough to be placed anywhere.
Made from hardwood birch plywood, dyed in black and European Walnut. The stand has been designed from scratch so that when you receive the item, it will be flat packed and easily assembled.
The different calligraphy and Na’layn have specifically been chosen for this Collection as each one of them has a higher spiritual meaning behind them. Whichever you decide to choose, only you know the connection you have with it.
The term ‘Mantle’ means ‘Cloak, in reference to Qasīdah al-Burda (“Ode of the Mantle”). The poem is entirely in praise of of the Blessed Muhammad ﷺ.
Imam Al-Busiri narrated the circumstances of his inspiration to write the Burdah:
…I began to contemplate writing a poem in the Qasida form, and soon after, I did so as a way of interceding by it with the Messenger of God ﷺ to God, the Exalted, hoping that he might heal me.
I was repeating it often, singing it, calling upon God through it, and seeking intercession with it. During that time, while sleeping, I saw the Prophet, upon him and his family be prayers and peace. He wiped over my face with his blessed hand and thrust upon me his cloak. I immediately got up and left my house. I had told no one of my poem nor of anything I had been doing prior to that. On the road, I met a fellow spiritual wayfarer, who said to me, “I want you to give me a copy of the poem you wrote in praise of the Prophet, upon him be prayers and peace.” I responded, “which one?” He said, “The one you wrote during your illness.” He then recited its opening lines saying, “By God, I heard it in a vision last night recited in the presence of God’s Messenger, upon him and his family blessing and peace. It greatly pleased the Prophet ﷺ, and I saw him thrust his cloak on the one who wrote it!”
I provided him with a copy, and he began telling others of his vision. Thus its news spread far and wide.
— Imam al-Busiri
Size – 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm with an angle of 9 degrees.
- Note: As they are only 6mm thick, there maybe a slight warp in the wood.