An illustrated copy of the Kitab futuh al-haramayn of Muhyi Lari on Collections Sphere from Khalili Collections
The Futuh al-haramayn is a guide in Persian verse for pilgrims on the hajj, listing and illustrating the stations of the pilgrimage and the rituals to be observed, together with the customary prayers and offerings. It was the work of the polymath Muhyi Lari (d 933 AH/ 1526 or 1527 AD) who later dedicated it to Muzaffar ibn Mahmudshah, the ruler of Gujarat. No early illustrated Indian copies are known, but later in the 16th century it was widely copied in Ottoman Turkey, both in Istanbul for the sultan’s library and in the provinces. Copies were also made in Mecca.