Handmade Islamic calligraphy written in Arabic and made from wood.

The inscription begins with:


Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim - In the Name of Allah the Most Benecifent and the Most Merciful.

This is followed by Surah Ar-Rum 30.21 and the couples name.

'And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy'.

Then by Arabic calligraphy with words that depict a married couple consisting of a husband and wife. The words are a poem by Saadi and have been written exactly 14 times, the meaning translates to:

Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.

The notion within the words is to define, that under the heavens and the Earth, we are all but one family. Whether that is in our faith or through our common humanity. ‘Human beings are members of a whole, in creation of One Essence and Soul’. Man/Woman was made with the essence of life by Allah. The way we treat others is in direct correlation with the Most High whether that is spiritual, figurative or literal, it is the link we all share.

To contextualise, imagine you are a tiny cell inside a human body. How should you behave with respect to other cells in the human body? You all share a common DNA, even though you look different and perform different tasks. And your own survival is critically dependent on that of other cells.

The difference between this cell and a human being in a society is only one of scale. Once we recognise a common humanity that we share with other people, we develop a moral ethic driven by faith. The nature of this morality is only dependent on how much we are aware of our own humanity.

Dimensions vary according to price.


Proceeds go to charity appeals.


Other Notes:

  • All canvases are engraved on a wood veneer and come with a complimentary frame.
  • The choice of wood colours are white or tan.
  • Once you have completed checkout. Please include the couples name and wedding date. So that we commence with the making of the canvas.

Handmade Wood Islamic Calligraphy - Personalised Wedding Canvas