In terms of home décor, you should go for things that speak to who you are. Your house should be a Halal representation of you as a person, your values, and your Muslim identification. Muslims should strive to incorporate their religion into their home’s aesthetics and Halal design. As a Muslim or Muslimah, you may use your home’s design to promote a more religious, reflective, and productive state of mind in your daily life.
Are you interested in bringing more Islamic aesthetics into your home, whether you’re a recent convert to Islam or a long-time follower looking to spice things up? The following tips will be useful whether you’re converting to Islam or just want to decorate your house with Halal stuff.
1. Set a Prayer Area
Observing the daily five prayers is essential for Muslims. In Muslim homes, it is vital to designate a special area or room for peaceful prayer. Keep in mind the direction of the qibla while designing the space. Place a prayer mat, shawl, or basket for prayer materials on the floor to create a conducive environment. Put the Holy Quran and other Islamic literature on a decorative wall shelf for easy access. Enhance your walls with some stunning Islamic artwork, such as the Ayat-Ul-Kursi and the Four Quls. Beautiful string lights in the style of the masjid, embellished with Islamic geometric designs, may lend a touch of glimmer to the prayer area.
2. Embellish With Islamic Art
The next step is to decorate your house with geometric designs and themes that are common in Islamic art. Use rasterized wooden walls to separate rooms, hang tapestries in the style of the Arabesque, and adorn them with lights and vases that feature traditional Muslim glasswork methods.
Most importantly, the Qur’an forbids any artwork in a Muslim’s home to depict human or animal figures or anything else with a soul. Additionally, the recommendations are creative and geometric patterns over statues or miniatures.
3. Use Calligraphy Designs
Among the finest forms of artistic expression in Islam, calligraphy is valued for its ability to give the holy word of the Qur’an a fresh lease of life via the use of ornamental scripts. You can decorate your home with Islamic calligraphy in a number of ways. It includes buying wall art or decals featuring the art form or embarking on your own calligraphy projects with your family.
If you are interested in a fun and creative activity, consider stenciling your favorite Scriptures or Muslim sayings on paper and then framing the finished works of art. These are both on the home wall or on a coffee table, a desk, or a shelf.
4. Arabesque Furniture
Extremely lavish furniture is banned in Islam because it emphasizes material prosperity above the betterment of society. Cleanliness is very important because Muslims have to pray 5 times a day. Moreover, only rugs or prayer mats are allowed during prayers. Therefore, these are the best solutions to both problems. This basic decor has carpets, rugs, soft cushions, and a prayer mat. It is discouraged in a Muslim home to have a large bed, a couch, or any other kind of luxurious furniture.
5. Set Floor Sitting
In accordance with the Prophet(pbuh)’s Sunnah, Muslims traditionally sleep and sit on the floor. Flaunting one’s riches is forbidden in Islam. So, you must value simplicity over luxury.
Follow these guidelines to make your home a visible manifestation of your devotion to Allah. Your house should be a safe haven where you may relax and enjoy life, while simultaneously paying tribute to the splendor and countless bounties of Allah.
Create an environment where you and your loved ones may flourish as active members of the Muslim community, and let your house speak for your Islamic values to all who enter it.