Arabic

Talisman Booklet with Petitionary Sufi Prayers

Manuscript in Arabic, Calligraphy from the Maghreb

75 leaves, 9.5 x 11 cm
bound in leather, with flap and in an ornate leather case

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Kitāb al-Tawḍīḥ fī Ḥall Ghawāmiḍ al-Tanqīḥ [wa huwa Sharḥ al-Tanqīḥ] (Book of Elucidation on Solving the Ambiguities of the Revision [and this is the commentary on Tanqīḥ al-uṣūl by the same author])

Manuscript in Arabic
Copied by Muhammed el Hac Ilyas in Mahrusa [Istanbul], 867 [1462]
212 pp., 27 x 18 cm
unbound with remnants of original leather cover

Sadr al-Shari'a, a Bukharan Hanafi theologian and jurist who lived in Bukhara and Herat in the post-Mongol period, attempted to synthesize the prevalent Ash'ari theological tradition with the Central Asian Hanafi juristic tradition. He focused in particular on the Hanafi Usul work of al-Pazdawi (d. 1089), on the one hand, and the two most influential theological works of the period, the al-Mukhtasar (The Abbreviated) of lbn al-Hajib (d. 1249) and al-Mahsul (The Harvest) of al-Razi, on the other. Many commentaries were writte...

Muwaṣṣil aṭ-ṭullāb ilā qawāʿid al-iʿrāb (A Student's Guide to Grammatical Analysis)

Manuscript in Arabic
Copied by Mehmed bin el hac Yusuf bin Ahmed Fasuhzade, 1269 [1852/53] ; 1270 [1853/54],
126 pp., 21 x 16 cm.

Zayn al-Dīn Khālid b.ʿAbdullāh b. Abī Bakr al-Jirjī (or al-Jirjāwī) al-Waqqād al-Azharī was a prolific Egyptian scholar of his time and the author of widely used textbooks and commentaries, especially in the field of grammar. Al-Azharī was born in Jirjā (Upper Egypt) around 838 [1434/35]. While he was still an infant, his parents brought him with them to Cairo. Later he worked as a lamplighter (waqqād) in a mosque, where he began to develop an interest in learning and scholarship. The most prominent feature of the al-Azhari'...

al-Kāmil fī l-Lugha wa-l-Adab, 2 Volumes

Printed in Arabic
Cairo: al-Maṭbaʿa al-taqaddum al-ʿilmīya 1323 & 1324 H. [1905/06].
Vol. 1: 296pp, vol. 2: 302pp.
27.5 x 19.5 cm, beautiful new half-leather binding 1970s.

Mubarrad, Abu ’l-ʿAbbās Muḥammad b. Yazīd b. ʿAbd al-Akbar al-T̲h̲umālī al-Azdī (his genealogy reaches back to the D̲j̲āhiliyya; cf. Wüstenfeld, Tabellen, no. 10; Caskel, Tafeln , no. 210), celebrated philologist, was born in al-Baṣra on 10 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḥid̲j̲d̲j̲a 210/24 March 826 (or between 2 and 5 years earlier)....

Kitāb akhbar al-uwal fī-man taṣarrafa fī Miṣr min arbāb al-duwal

Printed in Arabic
Cairo: al-Maṭbaʿa Maimunia, Rabīʿ al-awwal 1310 H. [1879 AD],
182 pp. 27.5 x 18.5 cm
Well preserved and half-leather new binding.

Second text in the margins: al-Sharqāwī, ʿAbd Allāh, Tuḥfat al-nāẓirīn fī-man waliya Miṣr min al-wulāt wa-l-salāṭīn. Classic of historiography, several editions....

Nafaḥ al-Rind fī sīrat rasūl al-yābūn wa-l-hind, transl. al-Ab Buwazit al-Yasūʿī

Printed in Arabic
Beirut: maṭbaʿa al-abāʾ al-Yasūʿiyīn (Printing shop of the Jesuit order in Beirut) 1885
242 pp. 23.7 x 15.5 cm
Unbound, original Paperback

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Sahīh al-Buchārī

Printed in Arabic
Istanbul: Matbaa-i Amire 1315 H. [1897]
8 vols. bound in 4 vols. 228, 260, 3235, 270, 242, 253, 240, 219 pp.

24.5 x 18 cm, Ottoman Style full leather bound with flip

Sahīh al-Buchārī is the common name of a collection of hadiths that goes back to the Islamic scholar Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Buchārī (d. 870). The correct title of the work is al-Jāmiʿ as-sahīh / al-Ǧāmiʿ aṣ-ṣaḥīḥ /'The Comprehensive Healthy'. The work ranks first among the canonical six hadith collections and is held in the highest esteem in Sunni Islam to this day. In terms of its authority and sanctity, it stands here directly behind the Qur'an. The first publication of Bukhārī’s al-Jāmi‘ al-sahīh in the Islamic world w...

Qur’anic Verse from the Kiswah, the Cloth that Covers the Kaaba in the Holy City of Mecca

Produced in Egypt, this piece of Kiswah dates back to the 1920s and was a present to a German scientist.
Size: 71 x 37 cm

Verse 255 (Ayat al-Kursi) from Sura 2, al-Baqara: „He knoweth (all) that is before them and (all) that is behind them, while they cannot compass it in knowledge.“ Every year during the Hajj, the old Kiswah is removed on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, cut into small pieces, and given to visiting Muslim pilgrims, dignitaries and organizations. In the early 19th century Muhammad Ali of Egypt ordered the expenses for making the Kiswah to be met by his state treasury. Since then, Dar Al-Khoronfosh a workshop in the Gamaleya dis...

Research Library on Islamic Law and History (approx. 1800 titles)

of the late Professor Rudolph "Ruud" Peters, Emeritus of Islamic Law, University of Amsterdam

Ruud Peters (1943-2022) was one of the world’s leading scholars in Islamic Law. His working library reflects the distinct research areas of its compiler in a unique way: From the history of Jihad, to Egyptian history in Ottoman and Khedival times to Islamic Law which was his main field of research over a period of 40 years.

The library consists of three main subject areas and counts a total of c. 1800 titles: 1. Islamic Law: c. 640 titles, 46% Arabic, 33% English, 7% Turkish, 15% other languages 2. Islamic Studies: c. 500 titles, 22% Arabic, 42% English, 25% Dutch, 8% German 3. Islamic History: c. 660 titles, 31% Arabic, 48% English, 9% Dutch, 6% German Prices: 1. Islamic Law Collection: 29.800.00 EUR 2. Islamic Studies Collection: 22,200.00 EUR 3. Islamic History Collection: 28,000.00 EUR The three subject collections can be pur...

Scholarly Library on Islamic Art – Focus on Miniature Painting

Approx. 600 titles.

This very focussed working library is being put up for sale in its entirety. Main subjects covered are: - History of Islamic Arts, Architecture and Material Culture - Influences on Islamic Art - Painting and Calligraphy - Miniature Painting - Handbooks, Dictionaries - Exhibition Catalogues - Geographic areas: Middle East, Iran, India, Central and East Asia The collection of books consists of almost 600 mostly hard cover volumes mainly written in English and German. Many exhibition catalogues and other richly illustrated bo...

Reference Library Oriental Carpets & Rugs

457 items published between 1891 and 2015

This beautiful and rich reference library on Oriental carpets and rugs consists of a total of 457 items of which 60% are monographs and 40% exhibition and auction catalogues. The books were published between 1891 and 2015 – the majority written in English and German, and a few in other European languages. - The library is now up for sale in its entirety. Besides many handbooks and monographs the collection contains important exhibition and auction catalogues. The majority of books are richly illustrated (full colour as wel...

Book Collection: Historical Photography of the Middle East

33 items

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Three Series of Military Maps Middle East, North Africa & West Asia

A total of 158 rare and out of print military maps from US and Russian sources covering the Near and Middle East, dating from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

(1) ONC - OPERATIONAL NAVIGATION CHART NORTH AFRICA, WEST & CENTRAL ASIA 1:1,000,000 Covering: The Balkans, Black Sea, Caucasus, Central Asia, Maghreb, Mashreq, Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, West Africa, Sudan, Somalia. ONC is the standard worldwide small-scale aeronautical chart series which contains cartographic data with an aeronautical overprint depicting obstructions, aerodromes, special use airspace, navigational aides, Maximum Elevation Figures (MEFs), and related data. Set of 39 Maps (2) TPC - TACTICAL PILOTAGE ...

History of the Tatars

Lot of 5 Books Published in Kazan during the 1920s Printed in Cyrillic & Arabic Script

The five books originate from the 1920s just before Soviet authorities introduced Latin script for the Tatar language. During the early years of the Soviet Union secular schools had started using Cyrillic script and Tatar religious schools continued to use Arabic script. All books are bound in red half-leather with their original covers inside....