Prophet Muhammad SAW Belonging-Relics
Its More then 1400 years passed, People protect/conserve many belongings of prophet in meuseums, mosques, and personel space Like Hair of beard, Swords, Letters, Bow, Foot prints etc.
The most genuine prophetic relics are believed to be those housed in Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace, in a section known as Hirkai Serif Odasi (Chamber of the Holy Mantle). The Topkapı Palace (Seraglio) is a largest museum in Istanbul, Turkey. In the 15th century, it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.
The Privy Chamber houses the Chamber of the Sacred Relics (Kutsal Emanetler Dairesi), which includes the Pavilion of the Holy Mantle. The chamber was constructed by Sinan under the reign of Sultan Murad III. It houses what are considered to be “the most sacred relics of the Muslim world”
The Chamber of the Holy Relics, located within the Privy Room, contains religious objects sent to the Ottoman sultans at various times between Sultan Selim the Grim’s assumption of the caliphate in the 16th century to the end of the 19th century. The caliphate passed from the Abbasids to the Ottomans with Selim’s conquest of Mamluk Egypt in 1517, upon which event the Holy Mantle of the Prophet (Hırka-i Sa`âdet) was given to Selim by al-Mutawakkil III, the last Abbasid caliph. The dispatching of holy relics to Istanbul would continue thereafter, particularly during the period of increasing Wahhabi assaults on holy places and objects in the late 18th and the 19th century, when such objects were gradually removed to the Chamber of the Holy Relics for greater protection. Similarly, the holy objects found in Medina were sent to Topkapı Palace for the same reason during the First World War.
Among the most important holy relics to be collected in this way between the 16th century and the first half of the 20th century were the Holy Mantle of the Prophet; the hair from the Prophet’s beard; the reliquary in which was kept the Prophet’s tooth, broken during the Battle of Uhud on 19 March 625; and the footprints, letters, bow, and sword of the Prophet. There are also holy relics attributed to other prophets and to the companions of the Prophet Muhammad saw: the tray used by Abraham; the staff of Moses; the sword of David; the robe of Joseph; the swords of the Prophet Muhammad’s companions; and the shirt, mantle, praying mat, and chest of Muhammad’s daughter Fatimah.
Prophet Muhammad saw Holy Mantle
The Holy Mantle, Hırka-i Şerif, or Burda is an item of clothing that was given as a gift by Muhammad to Ka’b ibn Zuhayr for recited Bānat Suʿād, a qasida in praise of Muhammad after embracing Islam. Prophet Muhammad saw was so moved that he removed his mantle and wrapped it over him.
Ka’b ibn Zuhayr was an Arabian poet of the 7th century. Bānat Suʿād was the first na’at in Arabic.
Ka’b ibn Zuhayr children sold it to Muawiyah I, the founder of the Umayyad dynasty. The Umayyad Caliphate covered 11,100,000 km2 and 62 million people (29% of the world’s population), making it one of the largest empires in history in both area and proportion of the world’s population. After Umayyad Caliphate The Mantle went to Baghdad under the Abbasids, to Cairo under the Mamluks, and finally moved by Selim I to Topkapi Palace in 1595
Prophet Muhammad saw Sacred Seal
The Seal of Muhammad (Turkish Mühr-ü Saadet or Mühr-ü Şerif; Arabic ختم الرسول[a]) is one of the relics of Muhammad kept in the Topkapı Palace by the Ottoman Sultans.
According Jean-Baptiste Tavernier in 1675 reported that the seal was kept in a small ebony box in a niche cut in the wall by the foot of a divan in the relic room. The seal itself is encased in crystal, approximately 3″x4″, with a border of ivory.
The seal is a rectangular piece of red agate, about 1 cm in length, inscribed with الله / محمد رسول (i.e. Allah “God” in the first line, and Muḥammad rasūl “Muhammad, messenger” in the second). According to Muslim historiographical tradition, Muhammad’s original seal was inherited by Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman, but lost by Uthman in a well of Aris in Medina/ The well was so deep the bottom has never been found, and the ring remained lost. Uthman is said to have made a replica of the seal, and this seal was supposedly found in the capture of Baghdad (1534) and brought to Istanbul
Letter of the Prophet Muhammad to the “Muqawqis ,” discovered by M.Etienne Barthelemy; Belived by several scholars to be the actual document referred to in the Text :From the “Hilal,” Nov., 1904
Prophet Muhammad saw Hand imprint
In a letter to the Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt, he signed the letter, also called the Ashtiname(Book of Peace in Persian) of Muhammad, by inking his hand and pressing the impression on the paper. The letter granted protection and privileges to the monastery. In part it says: “I shall exempt them from that which may disturb them; of the burdens which are paid by others as an oath of allegiance. They must not give anything of their income but that which pleases them—they must not be offended, or disturbed, or coerced or compelled.
Their judges should not be changed or prevented from accomplishing their offices, nor the monks disturbed in exercising their religious order, or the people of seclusion be stopped from dwelling in their cells. No one is allowed to plunder these Christians, or destroy or spoil any of their churches, or houses of worship, or take any of the things contained within these houses and bring it to the houses of Islam. And he who takes away anything therefrom, will be one who has corrupted the oath of God, and, in truth, disobeyed His Messenger.” It is sealed with an imprint representing Muhammad’s hand.
Prophet Muhammad saw Beard
Known in Turkish as the Sakal-ı Şerif, the beard was said to have been shaved from Muhammad’s face by his favoured barber Salman in the presence of Abu Bakr, Ali and several others. Individual hairs were later taken away, but the beard itself is kept in a glass reliquarium.
Tooth of Muhammad Saw
Muhammad lost four teeth at the Battle of Uhud 625 (7 Shawwal 3 AH in the Islamic calendar) preceded by the Battle of Badr in 624. after being struck with a battle axe. Two of the teeth were supposedly lost, one was preserved at Topkapi, and another was held by Mehmed II.-Mehmed the Conqueror Ottoman sultan (1432 – 1481)
Blessed Sandals of Prophet Muhammad saw
The Blessed Sandals, Nalain Shareef in Urdu, have traditionally been used to gain the blessings of Muhammad. An original pair of the Prophets ‘Nalain As Shareef’ Blessed Sandals have been kept and safeguarded in the Famous Islamic Museum the Blue Mosque in Turkey.[http://www.sufiport.co.uk/?cat=14]
Bowl used by Prophet Muhammad SAW,was kept by Prophet’s daughter Fatimah and her husband Ali after the death, the fourth Caliph. After their death, the bowl was kept by their children Hasan and Hussein. The bowl was passed from generation to generation by descendants of Muhammad until it finally reached Britain. On 21 September 2011 the 1400 year old bowl was delivered to Chechnya and now is kept in “Heart of Chechnya” Mosque (Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque) named after Ahmad Haji Kadyrov in Grozny, Chechenskaya Republits, Russia.
Regarding the bowl, Ibn Kathir, the Islamic scholar and commentator on the Qur’an, writes in his book Wives of the Prophet Muhammad:
It had been related by Abu Hurairah that on one occasion, when Khadijah was still alive, Jibril came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, Khadijah is just coming with a bowl of soup (or food or drink) for you. When she comes to you, give her greetings of peace from her Lord and from me, and give her the good news of a palace of jewels in the Garden, where there will be neither any noise nor any tiredness.
The battle standard of Muhammad, known in Turkish as Sancak-ı Şerif, is a black flag has been preserved in Istanbul since the 16th century, is now hidden among other sacred relics in the Topkapı Palace. Sancak-ı Şerif was believed to have served as the curtain over the entrance of his wife Aisha’s tent. According to another tradition, the standard had been part of the turban of Buraydah ibn al-Khasib, an enemy who was ordered to attack Muhammad, but instead bowed to him, unwound his turban and affixed it to his spear, dedicating it and himself to Muhammad’s service.
Selim I. acquired it, and had it taken to the Grand Mosque of Damascus where it was to be carried during the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Realising its political possibilities, Murad III had it sent to Hungary as an incentive for his army.
In 1595, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed III(1595 -1603) had it brought to Topkapı Palace, where it was sewn into another standard, alleged to be Umar’s and together they were encased in a rosewood box, inlaid with gems including tortoiseshell and mother of pearl. The keys to the box were traditionally held by the Kislar Agha. Umar senior companion of the Prophet Muhammad. He succeeded Abu Bakr (632–634) as the second caliph most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history.
Tavernier(17th-century French explorer) reported that the Lance was kept outside the Sultan’s bedroom in the 17th century, by 1845 White said he saw it resting against a wall near the standard and by 1920 its whereabouts were unknown.
Prophet Muhammad’s Footprint, Hair of Prophet Muhammad’s SAW and various belonging
Sword of Prophet Muhammad Saw
Sword of Prophet
Hair of Prophet Muhammad saw Beard
Letter Of Prophet
Muhammad saw footprint exhibit tomb Eyüp Sultan Mosque complex Istanbul
A green turban shaped round a Kullah attributed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Hazratbal Shrine, Srinagar It contains a relic, the Moi-e-Muqqadas hair of Muhammad. The relic was first brought to India by Syed Abdullah, a purported descendant of Muhammad who left Medina and settled in Bijapur, near Hyderabad in 1635
Shirk (idolatry) -an unforgivable crime
Surah An-Nisa [4:48] -“Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin.”
movements of Salafism and Wahhabism condemn practices in which some of the earliest Muslims practiced the veneration of relics due to their linking it with the sin of shirk (idolatry).