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Basra historical documents and rare books


Basra and Muntafiq during the reign of Mani' al-Thani, from 'Ali al-Sharqi, Dhikra al-sa'dun, aw, ta'rikh batal al-tadhiya wa-al-ikhlas (Baghdad, 1929).





The same period as above, as covered in Ibn al-Ghamlas: Wulat al-basra wa-mutasallimuha. Edited by 'Ali al-Basri (Baghdad: Dar al-Basri, 1962).





An account of Bombay in 1911 by a Basra intellectual, Muhammad Amin 'Ali Basha'yan, published in al-Basra al-Fayha 10 Rabi' al-Thani 1329





Sayyid Talib's early days, from 'Ali ibn Sulayman Yusuf Zade, Asna matalib al-arib fi mada'ih al-sayyid talib al-naqib (Cairo: Matba'at al-Mu'ayyid, 1904).





Description of the ma'tams (Shi'i social and religious gatherings or "funeral houses") of Ma'qil from Muhammad Rida al-Kutubi, Ta'rikh al-ma'atim al-husayniyya: madiha wa-hadiruha (Najaf: Maktabat Dar al-Kutub al-Tijariyya, 1951).