أستار الحرمين الشريفين (CURTAINS OF THE HARAMEIN SHARIFEIN)
prepared by Hülya Tezcan,
edited by Ahmad Mohammad Issa,
translated into Arabic by Tahsin Omer Tahaoglu,
preface by Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu
Istanbul, 1997 (in Arabic)
This book comprises a historical and technical introduction on the curtains of Haramein Sharifein in the first part, and a catalogue of the curtains kept in the Topkapi Palace Museum in its second part. The five sections of the catalogue include information and entries on the curtains of the door of the Holy Ka'ba, the curtains covering its outer surface, the belts of the Holy Ka'ba, the covers of the tomb of the Prophet in the Garden of the Prophet (Rawda al-Mutahhara) and the belts of these covers in the Garden of the Prophet. There are 67 entries in the catalogue part.
In the period of the Turkish Republic, these curtains were placed among the rare artifacts in the Topkapi Palace Museum. In recent years, the Museum's specialists in cooperation with IRCICA have classified the collection; Dr. Hulya Tezcan, expert researcher in the Museum, prepared the catalogue. The book is expected to contribute in making this particular spect of Islamic history better known.
Price: US$ 60,