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    Droit musulman. Recueil de lois concernant les musulmans schyites,
    • Contributor: Querry, Amédée - Barbier De Meynard, C. (Charles) - Muḥaqqiq Al-Ḥillī, Jaʻfar Ibn Al-Ḥasan
    • Date: 1871
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    Illumination of the Virtues of the Family of the Most Favored Prophet. Nūr al-ibṣār fi manāqib Āl bayt al-Nabī al-mukhtār (Illumination of the virtues of the family of the Most Favored Prophet) is a collection of biographies of major personalities in Islamic history. It begins with narration of critical incidents in the life of the Prophet Muhammad, followed by biographies of Ahl al-Bayt (the Prophet's family), the four earliest caliphs, and other significant figures of Islamic...
    • Contributor: Shiblanjī, Muʼmin Ibn Ḥasan Muʼmin,837-Approximately 1890 - Ṣabbān, Muḥammad Ibn ʻalī, 1791792
    • Date: 1873

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    The Authority on Discriminating Scholarly Men. Abd ul-Nabi ibn Saad al-Jazaairi (died circa 1610 AD, 1021 AH) was a Shiite biographer, cleric, and jurist. Hawi al-Aqwal fi maarifat al-rijal (The authority on discriminating scholarly men) is his four-volume anthology of biographies of Shiite scholars and other figures, who communicated the hadith, sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad that were transmitted by word of mouth. In order to verify the credibility...
    • Contributor: Al-Jazaairi, Abdulnabi Ibn Saad, Died 1610
    • Date: 1898
  • Map
    Approximate Distribution of the Rites or Schools of Law and Religious Sects of Islam in Arabia.
    Arabia distribuzione approssimativa dei riti o scuole giuridiche e delle sette religiose Musulmane
    This map illustrates the varieties of religious affiliation in the Muslim populations of the Middle East. It shows the locations of adherents to the four schools of Sunni jurisprudence and the distribution of Shia populations. Where it is impossible to portray this diversity visually, the sheet provides a few paragraphs of further explanation, such as on the Senussi order in Medina, the Maliki school...
    • Contributor: Nollini, Carlo Alfonso - Dardano, A. (Achille)
    • Date: 1918
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    The Medicine of the Imams. Ṭib al-aʼimmah (The medicine of the imams) is a collection of reports on medicine attributed to such Shiite spiritual authorities as Imam Ali, his twin sons al-Hassan and al-Husayn, and their imam descendants. The reports prescribe the medicinal use of many foods and herbs, warn against the harmful substances in some others, and recommend Qur'anic verses and prayers for healing and spiritual wellbeing. The...
    • Contributor: Ḥusayn Ibn Bisṭām, Active Approximately 900
    • Date: 1500
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Durrat al-tāj.
    درة التاج.
    Shiite prayer book; consists of prayers to be said on the visitation of Caliph ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib's tomb. This manuscript of Durrat al-tāj (The crown jewel) is a Shiite prayer book, consisting of prayers to be said when making a visitation to the tomb of Caliph ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (circa 601-61). 'Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib is one of the most revered religious...
    • Contributor: Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Qulī
    • Date: 16??
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    Kitāb al-qawl al-jāmiʻ fī al-ṭalāq.
    كتاب القول الجامع في الطلاق.
    Al-Qawl al-jāmiʻ fī al-ṭalāq (The exhaustive opinion on unorthodox and successive divorces) is a counter-treatise on ṭalaq (divorce) in Islamic jurisprudence by Egyptian jurist Muhammad Bakhit al-Mutiʻi (1856-1935), a scholar who taught at al-Azhar in Cairo. It is a response to an unnamed "writer of the treatise on divorce in Islam published in al-Muayyid newspaper, issue 3664, on Saturday, 16 Safar, 1320 [May 24,...
    • Contributor: Muṭīʻī, Muḥammad Bakhīt.
    • Date: 1903
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    Bahāʼīyah fī al-ḥisāb.
    بهائية في الحساب.
    Text is a well-known manual on arithmetic. The author of this mathematical treatise, Bahā' al-Dīn Al-'Amilī (1547-1621), is considered one of the leading intellectuals of 17th-century Safavid Persia (present-day Iran). He was born in Baalbek (present-day Lebanon) but moved to Persia in his youth where he devoted his entire life to study. He excelled in various fields, leaving a legacy of more than 80...
    • Contributor: Mansuri Collection (Library of Congress) - Ṭabbāqī, Muḥammad - ʻāmilī, Bahāʼ Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Ḥusayn - Manṣūrī, Maḥmūd Al-Imām
    • Date: 17??
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    Qurʼan. The striking feature of this splendidly decorated late-Safavid Qurʼan of 1714 is its exceptional arrangement. The complete text is compressed onto only 33 leaves with 48 lines to a page in very small but clear naskh script. Each page contains a hizb (smaller section, half of a juz'), and each double page a juz' (section) of the Qurʼan. The composition of the sumptuously illuminated...
    • Contributor: Jaʻfar Al-Ṣādiq, Approximately 702-765 or 766
    • Date: 1714
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    Mohammedan history. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. Mohammedan History is Number 57 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published in 1920,...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920
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    Molla Sadra's Miscellany. Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī (1571--1640), commonly known as Molla Sadra, was a Persian Islamic philosopher, theologian, and mystic who led the Iranian cultural renaissance in the 17th century. The foremost exemplar of the Illuminationist, or Eshraqi, school of philosopher-mystics, Molla Sadra is commonly regarded by Iranians as the greatest philosopher that Iran has produced and is arguably the single most important and...
    • Contributor: Mīr Dāmād, Muḥammad Bāqir Ibn Muḥammad Al-Ḥusaynī - Ṣadr Al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 1595
  • Map
    Map of Lebanon According to Reconnaissance Information Collected by the Topographical Group from the Syria Expedition of 1860-1861.
    Carte du Liban d'après les reconnaissances de la brigade topographique du corps expéditionnaire de Syrie en 1860-1861
    This map of Lebanon showing part of Syria with Damascus was made by French military cartographers in 1862. It is based on information gathered by the topographic unit in the expeditionary corps sent by France to Lebanon in 1860-61. Lebanon was at that time part of the Ottoman Empire and the central region known as Mount Lebanon was mainly populated by Christians and Druzes....
    • Contributor: Schieble, Erhard - Depot of War (France) - Blondel, Antoine-Lucien - Randon, Jacques Louis César Alexandre, Comte
    • Date: 1913
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Munājāt.
    مناجات.
    Caliph 'Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (circa 601-61) is one of the most revered religious and holy figures of Islam. His honorary name, Amīr al-Mu'minīn, translates from Persian as the "prince of the believers." Written works by 'Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib and sayings attributed to him are sacred to the Shiite faithful, particularly among Persian speakers. Shown here is an illuminated 18th-century manuscript copy of...
    • Contributor: Vahīd Ḥusaynī - ʻalī Ibn Abī Ṭālib
    • Date: 17??
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    The Clear Guide on the Marriage of the Young. ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥumayyid al-Sālimī (circa 1869--circa 1914) was a leading Omani Ibadite (also seen as Ibadhite and Ibadi) scholar and poet, who was born in the town of Al-Ḥoqain in the Rustāq region of the interior of Oman. Ibadism (also seen as Ibadhism) is an Islamic denomination that traces its roots to the seventh century, at the time of the Sunni-Shiite schism. It...
    • Contributor: Sālimī, Muḥmmad Ibn ʻabdallāh Ibn Ḥumayyid - Muḥaidharī, Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ
    • Date: 1921
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    A journey in Khorassan and Central Asia. A Journey in Khorassan and Central Asia is a short, privately printed account by the author, Robert J. Kennedy, of a journey that he and his wife, Bertha Kennedy, took through northeastern Persia (present-day Iran) and parts of Russian Central Asia in March-April 1890. At the time Kennedy was the chargé d'affaires at the British legation in Tehran. The journey is described in three...
    • Contributor: Kennedy, Robert J. - Kennedy, Bertha J.
    • Date: 1890
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    The Compendium of Faith. Muḥammad ibn Jaʻfar al-Izkiwī was a leading Muslim scholar who lived in about 900. His name, al-Izkiwī, suggests that he came from Izkī, one of the oldest cities and centers of learning in the interior of Oman. Jāmiʻ al-adyān (The compendium of faith), sometimes referred to simply as al-Jāmiʻ (The compendium) or Jāmiʻ Ibn Jaʻfar (Ibn Jaʻfar's compendium), is his best-known work. Shown here...
    • Contributor: Ibn ʻudai Al-ʻabrī, Saʻīd Ibn Muḥammad - Ibn Jaʻfar Al-Izkiwī, Muḥammad
    • Date: 1743
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    Commentary on "Madārij al-Kamāl". ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥumayyid al-Sālimī (circa 1869--circa 1914) was a leading Omani Ibadite (also seen as Ibadhite and Ibadi) scholar and poet, who was born in the town of Al-Ḥoqain in the Rustāq region of the interior of Oman. Ibadism is an Islamic denomination that traces its roots to the seventh century, at the time of the Sunni-Shiite schism. It is named after Abdullāh...
    • Contributor: Sālimī, Muḥmmad Ibn ʻabdallāh Ibn Ḥumayyid - Ibn Qays, Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 1896
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    Akbar the Great Mogul, 1542-1605, Akbar the Great Mogul, 1542-1605 is a biography of Akbar I (reigned, 1556-1605), the third and greatest of the Mughal emperors of India. The author, Vincent Arthur Smith, was an Irish-born historian and antiquary who served in the Indian Civil Service before turning to full-time research and scholarship. After assuming the throne while still a youth, Akbar succeeded in consolidating and enlarging the Mughal...
    • Contributor: Smith, Vincent A. (Vincent Arthur)
    • Date: 1917
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    Al-Furqānī's Qurʼanic "Duʻā". This 13-page manuscript is a Muslim mystic duʻā (prayer) attributed to Sayf ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻĀmir al-Furqānī, an Omani Ibadite (also seen as Ibadhite and Ibadi) scholar who is known for his writings on Islamic esotericism. Ibadism (also seen as Ibadhism) is an Islamic denomination that traces its roots to the seventh century, at the time of the Sunni-Shiite schism. It is named after...
    • Contributor: ʻumānī, Sayf Ibn ʻalī Ibn ʻāmir Al-Furqānī Al-Nazawī
    • Date: 1900
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    The Science of Divine Alchemy. This treatise, ʻIlm al-ṣināʻah al-ilāhiyah (The science of divine alchemy), is a compilation of several alchemical works. The author is unknown, but the treatise quotes heavily from the works of 15th-century alchemist Ali Bek al-Izniqi, nicknamed al-mu'allif al-jadid (the new author), and also known as Ali Chelebi. Other authors quoted include Persian alchemist Aydamar ibn ʻAbd Allah al-Jaldaki (active 1349--61), and Arab-Persian polymath Jabir...
    • Contributor: Iznīqī, ʻalī, Active 15th Century - Jābir Ibn Ḥayyān - Jaldakī, Aydamar Ibn ʻabd Allāh, Active
    • Date: 1400
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    Le Pèlerinage de la Mecque au point de vue religieux, social et sanitaire, Le pèlerinage de La Mecque au point de vue religieux, social et sanitaire (The pilgrimage to Mecca: Religious, social, and public health considerations) is a book by Dr. Firmin Duguet (born 1876), inspector general of the International Quarantine Board in Alexandria, Egypt. Duguet also served as inspector general of health services of Lebanon and Syria under the French Mandate and was responsible for the...
    • Contributor: Duguet, Firmin
    • Date: 1932
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    Akbar and the Jesuits, an account of the Jesuit missions to the court of Akbar, Akbar and the Jesuits, An Account of the Jesuit Missions to the Court of Akbar is a partial translation of a work written and compiled by the Jesuit priest Father Pierre Du Jarric and published in France between 1608 and 1614. The complete title of Du Jarric's magnum opus is Histoire des choses plus memorables advenves tant ez Index Orientales, que autres païs de...
    • Contributor: Du Jarric, Pierre - Payne, Charles Herbert - Payne, C. H. (Charles Herbert)
    • Date: 1926
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    Kings of Arabia; the rise and set of the Turkish sovranty in the Arabian peninsula, Lieutenant Colonel Harold Fenton Jacob (1866-1936) was an officer in the British Army, stationed primarily in Yemen at the turn of the 20th century. He served as British political agent at Dhala and chief political officer to the Aden Field Force. Between 1917 and 1920 he was an advisor on southwestern Arabian affairs to the British high commissioner in Egypt. The work presented here,...
    • Contributor: Jacob, Harold F. (Harold Fenton)
    • Date: 1923
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    Through the heart of Asia: over the Pamïr to India.
    • Contributor: Bonvalot, Gabriel - Pitman, C.
    • Date: 1889
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    Arabic authors.
    • Contributor: Arbuthnot, F. F.
    • Date: 1890

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