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Background imageAhmad Collection: Albanian King Zog I

Albanian King Zog I
The Albanian King Zog I (1895-1961) - previously Ahmed Zog - initially Prime Minister from 1923 to 1924, then President from January 1925 until 1928 (as depicted here) and on September 1st

Background imageAhmad Collection: H H Sheikh of Kuwait Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

H H Sheikh of Kuwait Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
The 10th Monarch of Kuwait (between 1921-1950), H H Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1885-1950) - pictured in October 1933 firing the anti-airplane machine guns - mounted on the rail for demonstration

Background imageAhmad Collection: Visit to England by the Shah of Persia

Visit to England by the Shah of Persia
Visit by Ahmad Shah Qajar (1898-1930) - Shah of Persia (Iran) from 1909 to 1925. The Qajar dynasty. An inspection of the guard of honour at Dover

Background imageAhmad Collection: Photograph: Mahmud in his bloodstained Jibba

Photograph: Mahmud in his bloodstained Jibba, captured at the Battle of Atbara, 8 April, 1898. In 1883, the Sudanese religious leader, Muhammad Ahmad (or the Mahdi)

Background imageAhmad Collection: Chiefs from Arabia and the Gulf visiting the King, 1919

Chiefs from Arabia and the Gulf visiting the King, 1919
Seeing the sights of London: some of the chiefs from Central Arabia and the Gulf Littoral on a mission to King George V in 1919

Background imageAhmad Collection: Sheikh of Qatar shakes hands Lord Home

Sheikh of Qatar shakes hands Lord Home
Sheikh Ahmad of Qatar shaking hands with Lord Home the Foreign Secretary after arriving in England on 4 July 1961 as the guest of the British government for an official visit. Date: 1961

Background imageAhmad Collection: Sudan - Omdurman - The Mahdis Tomb

Sudan - Omdurman - The Mahdis Tomb
The Mahdis Tomb - Omdurman, Sudan. Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad, self- declared Mahdi in 1881. In his reform of Islam he replaced the pilgrimage to Mecca with the obligation to serve in the holy war

Background imageAhmad Collection: Taj Mahal at sunset from banks of Jumna

Taj Mahal at sunset from banks of Jumna
A man sits fishing in the River Jumna at sunset. Behind him is the semi-silhouette of the Taj Mahal, Agra, India Date: 1986

Background imageAhmad Collection: Treaty of Rawalpindi, 1919

Treaty of Rawalpindi, 1919
Treaty of Rawalpindi, 8th August 1919 - between Afghanistan and Britain during the Third Anglo-Afghan War. Sardar Ali Ahmad Khan (pictured)

Background imageAhmad Collection: Spain. Andalusia. Seville. The Giralda tower (1184-1198)

Spain. Andalusia. Seville. The Giralda tower (1184-1198)
Spain. Andalusia. Seville. View of the Giralda tower, (1184-1198). 12th century. Minaret of the old mosque of the city and current bell tower of the cathedral

Background imageAhmad Collection: Caricature of Sir Garnet Wolseley and Ahmad Arabi

Caricature of Sir Garnet Wolseley and Ahmad Arabi
Caricature of Sir Garnet Joseph Wolseley (1833-1913), British army commander, and Ahmad Arabi (Ahmed Urabi or Orabi, Arabi Pasha, 1841-1911), Egyptian army leader

Background imageAhmad Collection: President Abdul Mohammed Arif of Iraq

President Abdul Mohammed Arif of Iraq
President Abdul Mohammed Arif (wearing suit) arrives for his first press conference after becoming president of Iraq, following a coup

Background imageAhmad Collection: Mohammed Ahmed, The Mahdi

Mohammed Ahmed, The Mahdi
Mohammed Ahmed (Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah), known as The Mahdi (meaning the messianic redeemer of the Islamic faith), a Sufi sheikh of the Samaniyya order in the Sudan, north east Africa

Background imageAhmad Collection: Morocco - Fez - Mosque and Mausoleum of Mawlana Ahmad

Morocco - Fez - Mosque and Mausoleum of Mawlana Ahmad ibn Mohammed Tijani al-Hassani al-Magribi (1785-1815) - founder of the Sufi Tijaniyya Tariqa. Date: circa 1930

Background imageAhmad Collection: Anglo-Egyptian War (1882). Emissaries of Arabi Pasha recruit

Anglo-Egyptian War (1882). Emissaries of Arabi Pasha recruiting soldiers among the tribes to fight the British army. In the background, the Temple of Edfu. Engraving, 1882

Background imageAhmad Collection: Sultan Ahmed Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey, Interior with Minbar

Sultan Ahmed Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey, Interior with Minbar
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (or Sultan Ahmet Mosque - The Blue Mosque ) - Istanbul, Turkey, Interior with Minbar Date: 1919

Background imageAhmad Collection: Iran. Mahan. Mausoleum of the great sufi leader Shah Ne emat

Iran. Mahan. Mausoleum of the great sufi leader Shah Ne emat Ollah-e-Vali (1330-1431). Built by Ahmad Shah Kani. Detail of Minaret covered with turquoise tiles. 15th century

Background imageAhmad Collection: Mahdis Tomb - Omdurman, Sudan

Mahdis Tomb - Omdurman, Sudan
The Mahdis Tomb - Omdurman, Sudan. Tomb of Muhammad Ahmad, self- declared Mahdi in 1881. In his reform of Islam he replaced the pilgrimage to Mecca with the obligation to serve in the holy war

Background imageAhmad Collection: Middle Eastern Dervish Group

Middle Eastern Dervish Group
Rifai Dervishes - a Dervish order founded by Shaykh Sayyid Ahmad ar-Rifai (1119-1182). Traditional Dervish order found with a marked prescence in Syria, Egypt, Kosovo and Albania

Background imageAhmad Collection: Afghan Delegation at Murree

Afghan Delegation at Murree
The Afghan delegation, two days after the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi, signed at Murree on 8th August 1919 - between Afghanistan and Britain during the Third Anglo-Afghan War

Background imageAhmad Collection: The Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt

The Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt
The Mosque of Ahmad Ibn Tulun is located in Cairo, Egypt. It is arguably the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo in terms of land area


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