Al-Ankabut (The Spider)

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Spiders play an important role in our world as they are natural predators that help control insect populations. By feeding on pests like mosquitoes, flies, and other harmful insects, spiders help maintain the ecological balance and prevent the spread of diseases that these pests may carry. Additionally, spiders are essential in pollination, as some species catch flying insects and consume nectar, transferring pollen from one flower to another.

In Islamic traditions, spiders hold a significant place. One particular event in the life of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad has given spiders a positive depiction in Islamic culture. According to the narrations, when Prophet Muhammad and his companion Abu Bakr were escaping persecution and hiding in a cave during the hijra (migration from Mecca to Medina), a spider spun a web across the entrance to the cave. This created an illusion that the cave hadn't been entered for a long time and discouraged their pursuers from further investigation. This event is considered a miraculous intervention from Allah (God) to protect Prophet Muhammad and his companion.

This event has symbolized the concept of divine protection and the power of faith in Islamic teachings. Spiders are often seen as a symbol of divine intervention and protection in times of hardship. Consequently, spiders are respected and regarded as a positive symbol in Islamic art and culture.


5.3 oz., 100% preshrunk cotton
Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems
Taped neck and shoulders
Classic mid-weight fabric
Classic fit tubular body
7/8" collar
Classic fit