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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Other hilye writers express, usually at the end of the hilyetheir desire to be commended to the esteem of Muhammad, the other prophets, or the four caliphs. Journal of Turkish Studies in Turkish. At night, he sees Hakaji in his dream. See hiley-i Returns Policy. 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. Arabesque Geometric patterns Girih tiles Zellige.

While writers developed hilye as a literary genre, calligraphers and illuminators developed it into a decorative art form. While shama’il lists the physical and spiritual characteristics of Muhammad in detail, in hilye these are written about in a literary style.


Part of a series on. His poem has been copied on paper as well as on wooden panels by many calligraphers and has been read with the accompaniment of music in Mawlid ceremonies.

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This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. This hadith has been repeated by most hilyf-i hilye writers. Later hilye writers such as CevriNesati and Nafihi have praised Hakani and stated that they were following in his footsteps.

For this reason, Islamic art developed in the forms of calligraphy, miniatures and other non-figurative arts. Retrieved from ” https: In his hilyeHakani mentions the following hadith, which he attributes to Ali: Related Mosque of the prophet Possessions Relics.

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In Ottoman-era folk Islamthere was a belief that reading and possessing Muhammad’s description protects the person from trouble in this world and the next, it became customary to carry such descriptions, rendered in fine calligraphy and illuminatedas amulets. Hilya literally means “ornament”.

Arabic Mughal Ottoman Persian. As an art form, hilye has mostly been restricted to Ottoman lands. Since Osman’s time, every Turkish calligrapher has been expected to produce at least one hilyeusing the three muhaqqaqthuluth and naskh scripts.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. The type of calligraphy: The Harun Al-Rashid story has also been mentioned frequently by other authors as well. Whoever sees my hilye after me is as though he has seen haknai Wikisource has original text related to this article: 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.


In the 19th century, some Iranian hilyes combined the traditional hilye format with the Iranian tradition of pictorial representation of Muhammad and Ali. Kashida Qalam Word heaping. Archived from the original on 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. This hadith of unknown origin is said to have been in circulation since the 9th century [33] but is not found in the reliable hadith collections.

Hakani has said in his poem that a house with a hilye will be hilys-i from trouble. Nabu Press 24 August Language:

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