| THE EXTERNAL CURTAIN OF THE KA’BA DOOR (BURQA’), DATED AH 1275/1858 AD

androphilia: “ Ottoman metal-thread embroidered external curtains made for the door of the Holy Ka’aba ”

قل لعبادي الذين آمنوا يقيموا الصلاة وينفقوا مما رزقناهم سراً وعلانية من قبل أن يأتي يوم لا بيع فيه ولا خلال

[O Muhammad], tell My servants who have believed to establish prayer and spend from what We have provided them, secretly and publicly, before a Day comes in which there will be no exchange, nor any friendship.

Fig 5: CALLIGRAPHIC PICTURE IN THE SHAPE OF A ‘TREE OF LIFE; Turkey; dated 131511/1897-98 CE The text in this picture, harmoniously composed...

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