Goldplated Sterling Silver Allah Khamsa Arabic Necklace
This unique necklace features the "Hamsa" or "Khamsa" symbol to ward off the evil eye, highlighted with Allah, the Arabic word for God, rendered in beautiful calligraphy. The two tone antique silver and polished gold finishes evoke an Ottoman era jewelry making style. Set with glimmering cubic zirconia for a touch of sparkle.
The Hamsa symbol has been used as a protective amulet by many faith traditions throughout history, including followers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Depicting the open palm of the right hand, the name Hamsa (or Khamsa in Arabic) is derived from the root meaning "five". For some Muslims it signifies the five verses of Surah Falaq , seeking Allah's refuge from evil. For others in Islamic tradition the five fingers represent the Five Pillars of Islam. Yet other Muslims call it the "Hand of Fatima", referencing the members of the Prophet Muhammed's daughter Fatimah Zahra's family; those five people over whom the Prophet held a cloth.
Allah is the Arabic word Muslims use to refer to God in Islam, it has also been used by Arab Christians since pre-Islamic times. In Islam, the name Allah is the supreme and all-comprehensive divine name, and all other divine names are believed to refer back to Allah, the Omnipotent, the Creator of the Universe
. A small "Allah" clasp, with a long double gold/silver chain make this necklace even more special.
- Measures 2.25x1.25 in. (5.7 x 3.2 cm.) including clasp
- Approx 13 gms
- Includes an 25 in. (63.5 cm.) double (gold & silver) sterling silver chain
- Beautifully presented in a black custom gift box
- 92.5 Sterling Silver, stamped on rear