Shaykh al-Islam's house
Three photographs and three drawings of the Shaykh al-Islam House in Qazvin. The three photos--of the Biruni taken from the street, the Divan-khanah taken from the yard, and the Andaruni taken from the yard--were digitized from prints made of old negatives. Jaleh Jalili drew the house plan, based on sketches provided by Bahram Sheikholeslami, on the basis of his childhood memories of growing up in this complex. The three drawings represent the plans of three levels of the Shaykh al-Islam complex. Built in Qazvin in the Qajar era, the complex was meant to serve as the living space for the extended family and to cater to guests and visitors hosted in the biruni of the complex. Since most of the building is now destroyed, Bahram Sheikholeslami’s detailed memory of the complex and a few photos taken before the demolition of the house allowed for the creation of these plans.
Tray used for holding salt, pepper, and gulpar; belonged to Manizhah Safdari Qajar, daughter of Safdar Mirza ‘Ata’ al-Saltanah, wife of Sayyid ʻAbd Allah Shaykh al-Islami (Amjad al-Vizarah). Passed down to her daughter, Azar Shaykh al-Islami, who then passed it down to her nephew, Bahram Sheikholeslami.
Shaykh al-Islami Family Album
Created by Afsar al-Muluk Shaykh al-Islami, daughter of Nimtaj (Taj al-Sadat) Shaykh al-Islami and Mirza Mufid Shaykh al-Islam (Dibaj), and wife of Sayyid ʻAli Shaykh al-Islami. According to Bahram Sheikholeslami, the images can be identified as follows (from left to right in each photograph): sequences 1 and 2 are the cover and the inside of the cover; seq. 3: Amjad al-Vizarah [Sayyid ʻAbd Allah Shaykh al-Islami]; seq. 4: Amjad al-Vizarah and his new born son, Sayyid ‘Ali Khan, Mashhad, 1290 SH (1911); seq. 5: top left: Afsar al-Muluk in wedding dress; top right: Sayyid ‘Ali Khan in wedding Tuxedo; bottom row (family role playing and costume party during the week of wedding): bottom left: back row: Furugh Buhlul, Sayyid ‘Ali Khan (groom), and Qamar al-Muluk Shaykh al-Islami, front row: Nuzhat Muqaddam, Qudsi Buhlul holding a dog, and Rubabah Pizishkiyan; bottom right, back row: Afsar al-Muluk (bride), Qudsi Buhlul, and Malik Alburz (a family friend), front row: Furugh Buhlul, Azardukht Shaykh al-Islami, Qamar al-Muluk, and the baby Bihruz Buhlul; seq. 6: top left: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami with her maternal grandmother, Taj al-Sadat; top right: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami with her paternal grandmother, ‘Aziz al-Muluk Shaykh al-Islami; bottom left: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami with her paternal aunt, Qamar al-Muluk; bottom right: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami with her paternal aunt, Azardukht; seq. 7: front row: Aqa Taqi Shaykh al-Islami, Majd al-Din Shaykh al-Islami (Dibaj), Afsar al-Muluk, and the baby Sayyid ‘Ali Akbar Shaykh al-Islami (Dibaj), back row: their two butlers; seq. 8: Bihnam, Shahla, and Bahram Sheikholeslami (children of Afsar al-Muluk); seq. 9: enlarged passport photo of Afsar al-Muluk; seq. 10: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami and her doll; seq. 11: top left: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami (dated February 1, 1939); top right and bottom left: Bahram Sheikholeslami; bottom right: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami in her fur coat and hat (inscription: "[?] photo of Shahla when she was 8 months old"); seq. 12: top left: front row: Mahin Mihr Puyan and Pari Shaykh al-Islami (wife of Ghulam Husayn Shaykh al-Islami (Iqtidar Sultan)), back row: the wife of a government official and Afsar al-Muluk; top right: front row: Shahla, Bahram, and Bihnam, back row: Ilahah, Fahimah, Fattanah, Sayyid ‘Ali Shaykh al-Islami, and Ahmad Dibaj; bottom left: Nadirah, Sayyid Mustafa Shaykh al-Islami, and their three daughters Fattanah, Ilahah, and Fahimah Shaykh al-Islami; top right: Bihnam, Bahman, and Sayyid ‘Ali Shaykh al-Islami, front: Afsar al-Muluk, Bahram, Shahla, Badr al-Zaman Dibaj holding Zina Dibaj, and Sakinah; seq. 13: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami; seq. 14: Sayyid Abu al-Qasim Shaykh al-Islami (Afsar al-Muluk’s paternal uncle)
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