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 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of a mendicant, possibly a Muslim dervish. The man is standing upright and holds a walking stick in his right hand. In his left hand he holds a large begging bowl. He wears a patchwork tunic which appears to have been repaired and a matching bag over his left shoulde... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 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 - ... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Mosque in Kerala dates back to the Prophet's time
Times News Network | Jul 20, 2015

KODUNGALLUR (Kerala): One will find nothing unusual about this place of worship for Muslims as one drives past this town in central Kerala, just 30km north of Kochi. But it's when you go in and chat up w... Read More
 24 Sep 2015 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
Shah Waliallah and His Times
By Sayyid Athar Abbas Rizvi
Published by Ma'rifat Publishing House , Canberra - 1980

A study of eighteenth century Islam, politics and society in India.

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 24 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Sufi Orders in Islam
By J.Spencer Trimingham
Printed at The Clarendon Press, Oxford - 1971

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Sufism, the name given to Islamic mysticism, has been the subject of many studies, but the orders... Read More
 24 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Panj Ganj
By Shaykh Yaqub Sarfi Kashmiri

A rare manuscript of a Persian book 'Panj Ganj' by the great Sufi master of the Kubravi order Shaykh Yaqoub Sarfi Kashmiri (d.1594).
Digitized by the University of Kashmir.

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 24 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The secret rose garden of Sad ud din Mahmud Shabistari
By Mahmud ibn Abd al-Karim Shabistari
Published by John Murray, London - 1920

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Mahmūd Shabistarī (1288–1340) is one of the most celebrated... Read More
 23 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Sultan-ul-Mashaikh, Mehboob-e-Ilahi, Hazrat Shaikh Khwaja Syed Muhammad NIZAMUDDIN AULIYA (1238 – 3 April 1325) (Urdu: حضرت شیخ خواجہ سیّد محمد نظام الدّین اولیاء), also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin, was a famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in the Indian Subcontinent, an order that believed in ... Read More
 23 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
By Amir Khusrau (1253-1325)
Published by Munshi Nawal Kishore Press, Lucknowr - 1874
In Urdu

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Ab'ul Hasan Yamīn ud-Dīn khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi अमीर ख़ुसरौ, (Urdu: ابوالحسن یمین‌الدین... Read More
 23 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The Shrine of Nizamuddin Auliya (top right), Mosque behind the shrine of Nizammuddin (bottom right) - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other c... Read More
 23 Sep 2015 Rare Photographs
Tomb of Nizam-ud-deen, Delhi - 1895

Photograph of Nizam-ud-Din’s Tomb in Delhi from the Macnabb Collection, taken by G.W. Lawrie and Company in the 1890s. Shaikh Nizam-ud-Din Auliya (1236-1325) of the Chishti order was Delhi’s most revered Muslim saint and his tomb or dargah is still a site of p... Read More
 22 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The tomb of the Prophet Muhammad at the holy city of Medina, commissioned by Asaf Jah VII (reg. 1911-1948), Mir Usman Ali Khan, Nizam of Hyderabad.

Probably Hyderabad, India, dated AH 1362/AD 1943

Gouache on glass, with Arabic inscription above identifying the Holy tomb as that of the Prophet M... Read More
 26 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
The Islamization of Yoga in the Amrtakunda Translations
By Professor Carl W. Ernst
Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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 25 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
Muslim Interpreters of Yoga
By Carl W. Ernst

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Yoga is perhaps the most successful Indian export in the global marketplace of spirituality. In terms of religious associations, it is most often juxtaposed with the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, though it is... Read More
 24 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
Winning mutual respect
By A.N.D. Haksar
Telegraph - October 2003

Not many know about two old Indian texts, one translated from Persian into Sanskrit, and the other from Sanskrit into Arabic and Persian. Both are examples of interaction between Hindu and Muslim thought, and of some relev... Read More
 3 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
Why Muslims and Christians are safer in India than most places on earth
By Minhaz Merchant
daily O - 2nd June 2015

Our country, the birthplace of nearly half the world's nine major religions, has long been a haven for the other half.

When the Narendra Modi government took office last M... Read More
 28 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
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Beast and Man in India - A popular sketch of Indian animals in their relations with the people
By John Lockwood Kipling, C. I. E.
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1904 Read More
 13 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
The Muhamaddan festival of Muharram

From the book:
The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East - From the earliest times to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859
By Edward Henry Nolan
Published by James S.Virtue, London - 1858
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 3 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Elements of the Jewish and Muhammadan Calendars
With rules and tables and explanatory notes on the Julian and Gregorian calendars
By Sherrard Bernard Burnaby
Published by George Bell & Sons, London - 1901

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 31 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Trident, the Crescent, and the Cross - A view of the religious history of India during the Hindu, Buddhist, Mohammedan, and Christian periods.
By Rev. James Vaughan
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1876

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 20 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Tasviri Akbar Padeshah va Sheik Saltm Chisti

Single-page painting on a detached album folio. The Mughal emperor Akbar seated under a tree with Shaykh Salim Chisti, one attendant, two female musicians and a goatherd with his goats and dog.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.
Mughal Sty... Read More