Traditional headstones designed for Muslims are available in a number of styles. However, there are a few consistent themes and features that tie them together.
Gorgeous black granite is a popular material, providing an excellent counterpoint to finely crafted lettering engraved on the surface and picked out with genuine gold leaf. Other colour options are available, including mottled green and grey-flecked white. A polished finish is also commonly selected, as this brings a premium sheen to the surface and will keep it free from blemishes for as long as possible.
Typically these headstones are etched with prayers chosen by the family which reflect the individual. When it comes to Islamic headstone designs, templates can be based on classic shapes, or be based on the silhouette of a mosque’s dome.
Headstones which memorialise the life of a loved one are common, but there are some unique ways to approach this.
For some headstone designs, ideas can include angled stones with a midway split that creates an eye-catching representation of an opening door. This also provides room for a statuette to stand in the opening, welcoming the deceased into the next world.
Black granite is once again the material of choice here, but this time it provides a contrast to the white stone of the statuette. It is this kind of attention to detail that makes all the difference and elevates a headstone to new heights.
The split stone design also means that there is more room for extra engraving to be carried out, whether you want to add a pretty pattern as seen in the example, or leave the space blank for future use if it is to be a family plot.