A brief guide to the Al-Haram Al-Sharif Jerusalem.

SUPREME MOSLEM COUNCIL (1935.)

£200.00 

Later edition. With seven black and white photographic plates. 8vo. Original light green printed wrappers, stapled; two hole punches to inner margin, staples slightly rusty, top corner of lower wrapper clipped (as always), otherwise very good. Blue stamp of the "CONTROLLER OF THE GUIDE BOOK WAKF OFFICER - JERUSALEM" to lower wrapper. [2], 2-9pp. Jerusalem, Moslem Orphanage Press,

A nice copy of this short guide to the Haram esh-Sharif (al-Haram al-Šarif) compound in Jerusalem. There are myriad early twentieth century English-language guides to Jerusalem, but very few published by Muslim publishers and organisations. This pamphlet is an example of the latter and gives an Islamic perspective on the compound and its history.

The historical sketch - running from 637 AD to the brilliant restorations carried out by Suleiman the Magnificent in the sixteenth-century - is followed by a walk through the compound, mainly focusing on the Al-Aqsa Mosque (al-Masjid al-'Aqsa) and the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sakhrah). 

Copac/Jisc records a number of editions, the earliest of which was published in 1924. Several French versions also appeared in the 1920s and 30s.

 

Stock Code: 233043

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