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Nufayl ibn Ghawth attends a secret meeting of the Jews of Medina and answers questions about Muhammad and his new religion.

Abû Tâlib, 'Abbâs ibn al-Muttalib, and other leaders of the Quraysh question Muhammad about his miraculous night journey.

Nu'mân of the Shaybân tribe is seated before Muhammad and professes belief in his prophethood and becomes a Muslim.

A Jewish leader holds up the gown of the Jewish prophet Yahyâ (John the Baptist) on which the Muslim declaration of faith (shahâdah) has miraculously appeared; when it was cut out, it appeared a second time.

A tree grows in front of the entrance to the cave concealing Muhammad and Abû Bakr.

Muhammad visits Abû Lahab in his camp.

Four brothers who live in Medina and who have been converted to Islam attempt to convert their pagan father.

After Jalâl speaks ill of Muhammad and his statements are reported by 'Amr ibn Sa'ad, he tries to deny them and attributes them to 'Amr. At that moment, Jibrîl brings down a section of the sûrah on repentence.

Abû Hishâm and two friends from the city of Medina who have converted to Islam sit respectfully before the Prophet.

Muhammad and his followers arrive outside Medina and are greeted by the inhabitants, many of whom ask the Prophet to stay with them.

'Alî, surrounded by evil spirits, is enveloped by a gold nimbus and protected by Jibrîl.

A meeting of the Quraysh unbelivers in which Iblîs descloses a plan to assassinate Muhammad.

Umm Ma'badah and Abû Bakr watch in amazements as Muhammad performs a miracle by milking Ma'badah's dry sheep.

After the banquet Muhammad breathes on the bones of the lamb that they have just eaten and it comes back to life.

Two of the first twelve people converted to Islam from Medina kiss the hands of the Prophet at Akaba.

The angel Jibrîl delivers a message from God to Muhammad, ordering him to leave Mecca and go to Medina.

Muhammad, with God's help (symbolized by a colorful angel flying down from heaven) heals Umm Ma'badah's lame son.

Muhammad preaches from a newly built minbar; this raised station was necessary because the number of his followers had grown so large that those in the back of the mosque were unable to hear .

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Manûchihr beheads his uncle Salm in battle.

Rûdâba giving birth to Rustam.

Gurgîn kills Andarîmân.

Rustam spears Pîlsam and lifts him into the air.

Farâmarz kills a Turanian before the fortress of Hisâr.

Akvân dîv about to fling the sleeping Rustam into the sea.

Barzû's mother tells Rustam of the lineage of her son.

Bahman and his courtiers look at the body of Farâmarz.

Kay Khusrau bids farewell to his court.

Zâl (with a black beard) celebrates the birth of a son.

Shâhnâmah = The Book of Kings. p. 171v

Zâl kills the Turanian hero Kulbâd.

Bartah cleaves open Kuhram's head with his sword.

Rustam wrestles with Suhrâb.

Kay Khusrau kills Shîdah.

The dying Bahrâm places a crown on the head of his successor Shâpûr.

Surkhah, the son of Afrâsiyâb, is executed by Zavâra.

Garshâsp hits a lion with his mace.

Bîzhan kills Balâshânwith a mace.

Mihrâs wrestles with Barzû's dîv before the entrance to the dîv's cave.

Rustam's Seventh Feat: he kills the white dîv.

Garshâsp, an ancestor of Rustam, kills a dragon with a lance.

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Rustam shoots Isfandiyâr in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow.

Iskandar visits with King Darâ (Darius) in a garden.

Farîburz, the son of Kay Kâ'ûs, hits Kâlbad.

Rustam's Third Feat: he kills a dragon.

Garshâsp captured the dîv Mahrâs.

Rustam mounted on Rakhsh attacks Khabâs, the son of Akvân dîv.

Rustam shoots Ashkabûs.

Gîv kills Gurûy (or Gurwî).

Zâl before the palace of Rûdâbah.

Rustam drinks wine with Kay Qubâd.

Manûchihr and his army degeat the forces of Kâkvî, the grandson of Zahhâk.

The sîmurgh brings Zâl to Sâm.

The execution of Jamshîd by the order of Zahhâk.

Tawurk, the grandfather of Garshâsp, captures Sarnud of Hind (India).

Jamshîd enthroned flanked by an angel and a swordbearer.

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Pîrân escapes from Gûdarz.

The baby Rustam in swaddling clothes is suckled by one of his ten wet nurses.

Gustaham fights Lahhâk.

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Barzû, the grandson of Rustam, captures Gurgîn.

Suhrâb removes Gurdâfrîd's helmet and discovers his adversary is a woman.

Suhrâb captures Hajîr.

Kay Khusrau executes Afrâsiyâb.

Rustam catches Rakhsh.

Siyâvush stands captive before Afrâsiyâb and members of his court.

A battle between Iranians and Turanians.

Gushtâsb is greeted by Zâl in Sîstân.

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Furûhil and Zangûlah fight.

Zahhâk enthroned listens to the archimages who predict his overthrow by Farîdûn.

Rustam kills Alkûs.

Afrâsiâb and his troops pursue the army of Qarân.

Rustam drags Sûdâbah from her throne.

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Isfandiyâr, who has cut off Arjâsp's head, holds the dead man's crown.

Bahrâm Gûr on horseback surveys two dead lions and is advised by an old man not to kill any more.

Rustam as a child kills an enraged white elephant.

Iskandar (Alexander the Great) cuts off the head of a dragon.

Kay Khusrau kills the shah of Makrân in battle.

Afrâsiyâb gives Pîrân a robe of honor.

Ruhhâm cuts off the arm of the sorcerer Bâzûr.

Above, Bîzhan fights Rû'în. [] Below, Hajîr leads away the dead Sipahram.