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K̲h̲irḳa-Yi S̲h̲erīf
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, one of the mantles attributed to the Prophet Muḥammad, called K̲h̲irḳa-yi S̲h̲erīf or K̲h̲irḳa-yi Saʿādet was preserved at the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul. It was brought to Istanbul by Muḥammad Abū Numayy, son of the S̲h̲erīf of Mecca, together with the key of Mecca and other Islamic relics, after the conquest of Egypt in 923/1517 by the Ottoman ruler Selīm I.

This black mantle, 1.24 cm. long with wide sleeves and a cream-coloured woolen lining, was kept in a throne made for Murād IV by the father of Ewliyā Čelebī, Derwīsh Ẓillī Meḥmed, the head jeweller…

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Atasoy, Nurhan, “K̲h̲irḳa-Yi S̲h̲erīf”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4294>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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