بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Bismillah is an exquisite and precious work of Islamic faith, art and jeweled ornamentation.
Handcrafted with ancient Jerusalem Stone and polished into a fine marble, this one-of-a-kind work of Islamic art invokes the “Foundation Stone” under the Dome of the Rock, from which the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, ascended to his Night Journey.
The crescent moon, associated with Islam, embraces the gilded calligraphy spelling out the “Bismillah”. Within the crescent are purely-natural, yet very-rare fluorescent white and yellow diamonds.
By daylight, the sculpture bears the Earth tones of Jerusalem, created by Jerusalem Stone, 18-karat Gold and the Diamonds.
Yet, in the dark under ultraviolet light, the crescent assumes the glow of five stars, representing the five pillars of Islam: the declaration of faith (Shahada), prayer (Salah), alms-giving (Zakat), fasting (Sawm) and pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj).
The first words in the Holy Qur’an, the Bismillah is frequently repeated in Islamic liturgy and daily conversation, as well as before commencing important undertakings, such as good deeds and lifecycle events, as well as routine events, like eating and drinking. By invoking the name of Allah, Muslims seek His blessing and help in everything one does.