Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Kulsum nanah

Kulsum nanah

The book of “Five ʻUlamaʼ” or “Kulsum nanah,” attributed to Aqa Jamal Khansari, created originally in Safavid era. The author provides an account of women’s beliefs and rituals and attributes them to five women, one of them named Kulsum nanah. The book is written in fifteen chapters, including: on ablution, on women’s prayers, on fasting, on marriage, on the wedding night, on childbirth, on first bath after giving birth, on musical instruments and when they should be played, on wives and husbands relations, on foods for vows, to prevent evil eye, on mahrams, on acceptance of women’s prayers, on having guests, on vows of sisterhood.

Item Details

  • Creator Aqa Jamal Khwansari
  • Date 1830 or 1831
  • Dimensions 17 x 11 cm
  • Collections Majlis Library, Museum and Document Center
  • Repository Majlis Library, Museum and Document Center (342)
  • Restrictions Use of collection materials for publication purposes must cite Majlis Library, Museum and Document Center (Tehran, Iran) as current repository. Use of material for commercial purposes is contingent upon acquiring the Repository's permission.
  • Accessed 5 September 2012
  • Last Edited 22 September 2012
  • Record no. 1018A43
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