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 6 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
QANOON-E-ISLAM or the Customs of the Moosulmans of India : compromising a full and exact account of their various rites and ceremonies from the moment of birth till the hour of death.
By Jaffur Shurreef and Gerhard Andreas Herklots
Published by Parbury, Allen & Co., London - 1... Read More
 5 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
The Five Pillars of Islam

The Five Pillars are the core beliefs and practices of Islam:

1. Profession of Faith (shahada).
The belief that "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God" is central to Islam. This phrase, written in Arabic, is often prominently featured in archit... Read More
 2 Jun 2019 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Majma-ul-Bahrain or
The Mingling of the two Oceans
By Prince Muhammad Dara Shikuh
Edited and translated from the original Persian by M. Mahfuz-ul-Haq
Published by the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1929

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 14 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement : A Short Study
By Maulana Muhammad Ali (1875-1951)
Published by Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at-i-Islam - 1900

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 14 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Ahmadiya Movement
By Howard Arnold Walter (1883-1918)
Published Humphrey Milford, London - 1918

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 11 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
A Muslim wedding, Calcutta, ca. 1795 - ca. 1805.

A Muslim wedding; the bridegroom's procession going to the bride's house by night. A gateway at left and elephants at right of the procession.

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 11 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Muslims
By Mohammad Mujeeb
Published by Allen & Unwin, London - 1967

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This is an attempt to portray the life of Indian Muslims in all its aspects, beginning with the advent of the Muslim and ending with the present... Read More
 9 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
A seated portrait of the Sufi saint Sharaf BuʿAli Qalandar

Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
Mughal Style
18th century

Shaikh Sharafuddeen Bu Ali Qalandar Panipati also called Bu Ali Qalandar (1209-1324 CE probably born at Panipat, Haryana) in India was a Sufi saint of the Chish... Read More
 9 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Compass Of Truth or Risala-i-Haq-Numa
By Muhammad Dara Shikoh
Rendered into English by Rao Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu
Published by The Panini Office, Allahabad - 1912

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 9 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
An Introduction to the History of Sufism
By Arthur J. Arberry
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1942

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Sufi studies have made considerable progress in the seventy five years since this book was first published; and yet the Si... Read More
 22 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
A Muslim woman, kneeling on a cot, worshiping.

ca.1815 - ca. 1820

'A Mussulmanee Worshipping. Sijdee Meekoonud'

‘Company paintings' were produced by Indian artists for Europeans living and working in the Indian subcontinent, especially British employees of the... Read More
 20 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Punjabi Musalmans
By J.M. Wikeley
Published by The Book House, Lahore -

The aim in produciug this book is to put into an easily accessible
form and as much informative as possible concerning the history, customs etc., of the people of Punjab who have embraced Islam. This boo... Read More
 7 Aug 2016 Rare Manuscripts
"These are further complemented by other Arabic manuscripts from early middle ages, including the copy of the Ashtiname of Muhammad, in which the Islamic prophet is claimed to have vouched for offering his protection to the monastery. Other ‘points’ of the Ashtiname (‘Holy Testament’) alluded to ... Read More
 17 Jul 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Islam in Bengal (Thirteenth to Nineteenth Century)
By Jagadish Narayan Sarkar
Published by Ratna Prakashan, Calcutta - 1972

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Kaushik Roy notes that the works of Jadunath Sarkar along with those of ... Read More
 19 Feb 2016
A highly important Sultanate gem-set gold Ring made for Mu'izz al-Din Muhammad bin Sam (AH 569-602/ AD 1173-1206), the first Muslim conqueror of Delhi.

All six gems in the ring are set in kundan technique; the ring with three bezel set octahedral diamonds, the underside of its bezel with an insc... Read More
 18 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Bibliographical index to the Historians of Muhammedan India
By Henry Miers Elliot (1808-1853)
Printed by J.Thomas,The Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta - 1850
Volume 1

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 8 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Nan va Halva (Breads and Sweets)
Muhammad Baha' al-Din al-'Amili (1547–1620)
Illustrated manuscript
ca. 1690
India, Deccan, Aurangabad
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Binding: leather

The text of this book is a series of moralizing poems on the merits of the ascetic life, three... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
'Procession of the Taziya'

Illustration from:
Letters written in a Mahratta camp during the year 1809, descriptive of the character, manners, domestic habits, and religious ceremonies, of the Mahrattas.
By Thomas Duer Broughton
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1892 Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
The interior of the Qadam Rasul mosque enshrining the Prophet's footprint at Gaur - 1817

Watercolour of Qadum Rasul mosque at Gaur from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Malda to Gunga Pursaad Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1817-21. Marquess of ... Read More
 18 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Brahmans, Theists and Muslims of India.
Studies of Goddess-Worship in Bengal, Caste, Brahmaism and Social Reform, with Descriptive Sketches of Curious Festivals, Ceremonies, and Faquirs.
By John Campbell Oman
Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London - 1907

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 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Opaque watercolour painting on European paper of a Muslim and his wife at worship. The mosque is the only drawing of a building in this album. It has two minarets, arched halls and niches in the walls. Opposite the mosque, an aged man with a flowing beard in green clothes kneels before a bookstan... Read More