[MUSLIM PILGRIMAGE RITES / EARLY BILINGUALISM IN TURKISH AND ARABIC] Nabzat al-manâsik: Manâsik al-Hajj li'l-Shaikh Murad Efendi Kuddise Sirrehu maa tasvîr-i Beyt al-Mukarram ve Haram al-Nebî al-Muhterem.
SHEIKH MOLLA HAFIZ MUHAMMAD [MEHMED] MURAD AL-NAQSHBANDI, (1788-1848).
Darü't-Tibaatü'l-Âmire Tas Destgâhi., Kostantiniyye [Constantinople], [AH 1273] = 1858.
In contemporary cloth bdg. in brown spine. Marbled boards. Repaired skillfully. Fading on boards, chipped on spine and extremities. Tears on upper margins on pages. Second plate has stains and wear. Overall a good copy. Demy 8vo. (21 x 14 cm). In Ottoman script and Arabic (Marginal texts are in Arabic).  blank page,  index,  blank page, 97 p., 2 fine folded early lithographed plates of Meccah and Medinah. Litho. First Edition of this early work. Early bilingual text. "Manasik" is the whole of rites and ceremonies that have to be performed by Islamic pilgrims in and around Mecca. The Qur'an differentiates between two manasiks: The Manasik of Hajj, which has to be done in the month Dhu al-Hijjah and The Manasik of 'Umra, which can be performed any time of the year. The knowledge of manasik is an independent part of Fiqh. This 'Manasik' includes a detailed index (2 paged), after that all rites and ceremonies that have to be performed by Islamic pilgrims in Umra and Mecca in its first chapter pp. 1-81. This chapter includes an early folded lithographed plate titled 'Resim-i Beytü'l-Haram Zarullahu Serefe' [i.e. Bayt al-Haram and Kabah]. Second chapter includes Medina al-Mukarrama with an early folded lithographed plate of Medina. Marginal notes in Arabic on almost every two pages, framed text. A decorative colophon including the full title of the book besides the other two chapters inside. Ornamental headpieces. A lithograph printing has many hints from a manuscript book design. "Darü't-Tibaatü'l-Amire" seal on colophon. Date on kataba, at the last page. Sheikh Hafiz Mehmed [Muhammad] Murad el-Naqshbandi, (1788-1848), was an Ottoman / Turkish Naqshbandi shaikh and scholar, mathnawîkhan [i.e. Reader and preacher of mathnawi], and a mathnawi sharikh [i.e. A person who annotated the mathnawis]. He is one of the important Naqshbandi sheikhs representing the Naqshbandi-Mevlevi convergence in the 19th century and one of the famous figures of the period. He wrote a history book [Vekâyinâme] describes the opening ceremony of the mesnevîhane he built in 1845 in Constantinople named Murad Molla Tekke as well as various events that took place in Istanbul during that year, such as the fire in Galata, religious ceremonies held on blessed days and nights, the wedding ceremony of Âdile Sultan, the daughter of Mahmud II, and the dismissal, appointment and death of some civil servants. Hegira 1273 = Gregorian 1858. Lithography. Only one institutional copy in OCLC in Bayerische Staatsbibliothek of Germany: 163632699.; Özege 15290 / 2. Second Edition.