[ARABIA / MUSLIM PILGRIMAGE / EARLY BILINGUALISM] Nabzat al-manâsik: Manâsik al-Hajj li'l-Shaikh Murad Efendi... maa tasvîr-i Beyt al-Mukarram wa... [i.e. The rites of pilgrimage, with the depictions and descriptions of Haramayn, Mecca, Medina]
SHEIKH MOLLA HAFIZ MUHAMMAD [MEHMED] MURAD AL-NAQSHBANDI, (1788-1848), Darü't-Tibaatü'l-Âmire Tas Destgâhi, Kostantiniyyah (Constantinople), [AH 1273] = 1858.
COMPLETE TITLE: [ARABIA / MUSLIM PILGRIMAGE / EARLY BILINGUALISM & LITHOGRAPHY] 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. [i.e. The rites of pilgrimage, with the depictions and descriptions of Haramayn, Mecca, and Medina].
In contemporary cloth bdg. Marbled boards and original red end-papers. Demy 8vo. (21 x 14 cm). Bilingual in Arabic (Marginal texts are in Arabic) and Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters.  blank page,  index,  blank page, 97 p., two folded early lithographed plates of Mecca and Medina. Slight stains on the extremities of the page corners. Overall a very good copy.
Lithographed edition. The extremely rare first edition of this early bilingual work on the rites and ceremonies for the Islamic pilgrims in the Arabian Peninsula, with attractive lithographed plates of Mecca and Medina. The book includes the first-hand pilgrimage experiences of the author.
"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 [i.e. Islamic law].
This 'Manasik' book includes a detailed index in the first two pages and all rites and ceremonies that have to be performed by Islamic pilgrims in Umra and Mecca in its first chapter pp. 1-71. This chapter includes the plate titled 'Resim-i Beytü'l-Haram Zarullahu Serefe' [i.e. Bayt al-Haram and Kabah]. The second chapter includes Medina al-Mukarrama with an early folded lithographed plate of Medina. Marginal notes are in Arabic on almost every two pages, and the text is in a traditional frame. A decorative title page and colophon include the full title of the book beside the other two chapters inside. Ornamental headpieces. The date on qataba, is on the last page.
Sheikh Hafiz Mehmed [Muhammad] Murad el-Naqshbandi, (1788-1848), was an Ottoman/Turkish Naqshbandi sheikh 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 sheiks representing the Naqshbandi-Mevlevi convergence in the 19th century and one of the famous figures of the period. He wrote a history book [Vekâyinâme] that 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 Sultan Mahmud II, and the dismissal, appointment, and death of some civil servants.
Only one institutional copy in OCLC in Bayerische Staatsbibliothek of Germany: 163632699.; Özege 15290 / 2. Second Edition.