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Biggest Machine-Made Wall Carpet Depicts “I Love Muhammad”

Biggest Machine-Made Wall Carpet  Depicts “I Love Muhammad”Biggest Machine-Made Wall Carpet  Depicts “I Love Muhammad”

The world’s largest machine-made wall carpet which depicts the words “I love Mohammad” in 40 languages was donated to the Golestan-e Ali (AS) charitable organization in the holy city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, on Monday.

The wall carpet, which was recently unveiled in a ceremony in Tehran, also depicts the names of the 14 Infallibles (12 Shia Imams together with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his daughter Fatima Zahra (SA)).

Labelled ‘Behesht’ (Heaven), it was designed and produced by Iranian experts at Saraye Abrisham (House of Silk) company in two months, IQNA reported.

The firm’s managing director Mohamad-Mehdi Rouhani said: “The carpet has been made with the aim of promoting the message of Islam, defending Islamic sanctities and enhancing religious unity.”

The carpet, covering an area of 21sq.m, includes 21 million knots and 10 colors. It depicts religious words and poems hailing the holy prophet of Islam.

Noting the unique dimensions of the carpet, Rouhani said the documents required for the carpet to be registered in the Guinness World Records, have been sent to the Guinness agent in the UAE.

In the center, it displays a Hadith - a saying of the prophet - in Arabic, which says, “I was sent (to people as messenger of God) to complete the best of morals.” Nastaleeq script (traditional Persian calligraphy style) has been used to depict the saying.

Rouhani stressed that the carpet is priceless and it will be used for charity affairs to help orphaned children.

On January 7, gunmen linked to the IS (radical militant group) attacked the Paris office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people. Following the weekly’s provocative cartoons on the prophet of Islam, Muslims around the world launched a campaign to show their deep affection for the holy prophet by expressing “I love Muhammad” .

Golestan-e Ali (AS), the largest parenting charity affiliated to the State Welfare Organization (SWO), has 200 orphaned children, 50 girls and 150 boys, in its care.