Sitarah (curtain) for the door of the Ka‘bah, commissioned by Sultan Abdülmejid I, Ottoman Egypt, Cairo, dated 1263 AH (1846-7 AD); black silk, with coloured silk appliqués, embroidered in silver and silver-gilt wire over cotton and silk thread padding, Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation.

Curtain for the Holy Ka’ba door. An Ottoman silk and metal-thread, bearing the name of Sultan Abdülmejid. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art © Nour Foundation.

mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the world was young.

Buy Ramadan Special Budget Umrah Ashra) offered by Dawn Travels, which provides 5 Nights stay in Makkah and 5 Nights stay in Madinah.

Inside cover of the Holy  Kaabah, 1606 from the Ottoman period, Makkah, Hejaz   الستار الداخلي للكعبة المشرفة، سنة ١٦٠٦ مكة، الحجاز في العهد العثماني

The external curtain for the door of Kabe made by the name of Sultan Ahmed the Ottoman Egypt Cairo 1606

Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), mid-16th century; Ottoman Probably Turkey Ink, colors, and gold on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Age of Süleyman "the Magnificent" (r. 1520–1566)

Leaf from Futuh al-Haramain (Description of the Two Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina), century; Ottoman Probably Turkey Ink, colors, and gold on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Age of Süleyman "the Magnificent" (r.

Map of the world by geographer & cartographer Al-Idrisi, also known as Dreses (1099-1166 C.E.). He originally drew the map with north facing down; here, it's been flipped so the shapes are more recognizable.

Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North (Penguin Classics): Ibn Fadlan,.

Kaaba-Kabe,  Portulan de la mer Méditerranée, par ʿAlî ibn Aḥmad ibn Moḥammad al-Scharqî, de Sfax (الصفاقسى), en Tunisie, 1551, Gallica, BnF

Kaaba-Kabe, Portulan de la mer Méditerranée, par ʿAlî ibn Aḥmad ibn Moḥammad al-Scharqî, de Sfax (الصفاقسى), en Tunisie, 1551, Gallica, BnF


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