Medium : Clay
Dimensions : Weight 158g
Museum Location : Monson Edition
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Muhammad was the founder of Islam. The Holy Quran, the central religious text of Islam, was revealed to Muhammad, the greatest of all Prophets, by God. His first verbal revelation was in the cave called Hira.
Clay was used by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon HIM) to make a clay lamp all by himself which he used for his prayers. This unique clay lamp where oil is poured from a hole in the bottom of the lamp and the lamp kept straight, the astonishing factor being that the oil does not ooze out. This is a mystic holy lamp and is viewed sceptically, but simply overwhelming. Exclusive to the Ottoman period.