“He is the One who rendered the sun radiant, and the moon a light, and He designed its phases that youmay learn to count the years and to calculate. Allah did not create all this, except for a specific purpose. He explains the revelations for people who know”. This Surah 10 Jonah, Ayah 5 from the Quran is engraved on the golden plate at the base of the clock. It is not by pure accident that the words pronounced by Allah were given such a remarkable place. The Arabic table clock “Al-Mukaddas” is created, primarily, for Muslims.
When dealing with religion, one should have an outmost tact and care, especially if this religion strictly regulates all spheres of human life as Islam does. Konstantin Chaykin is perfectly aware of this. He has been studying the Quran, life histories of outstanding Muslims and works on the Muslim architecture for months. One may state that the table clock “Al-Mukaddas” is the material embodiment of the spirit of Muslim faith and culture. Traditional calendar Hegira is to remind of religious holidays and fasting periods. The silver case designed in accordance with architectural traditions of Central Asia is adorned with amazing mosaics composed of pieces of lapis lazuli, jasper, tiger’s eye and glazes – such mosaic patterns and colour schemes can be seen in the mosques and madrasas of Samarkand and Astana. Golden figures, written in Arabic – the language of the Prophet, are laid on the luxurious white mother of pearl dial. Every detail of this clock is carefully crafted and the clock itself was examined by an Orientalist and recognized as a halal article, i.e. it does not violate the canons of Islam and is permissible under Islam.
Case dimensions: 248.5х255х123 mm/ 220х275х130 mm