Illustrations from

Maqāmāt of al-Hariri

Abou Mohammad al-Qāsim ibn ‛Ali ibn Mohammad ibn ‛Ali al-Hariri al-Basri (1054 - 1122) (author).
The Maqamat ('Assemblies') are a collection of amusing stories told by the merchant al-Harith about a peripatetic rogue named Abu Zaid.

Maqamat manuscript British Library, Ms. Or. Add. 22114

Abu Zayd pretends to be a Muslim religious leader at a funeral

Source: Arab Painting: Text and Image in Illustrated Arabic Manuscripts edited by Anna Contadini

21st Maqama - Abu Zayd preaching

(British Library, Ms. Or. Add. 22114, London)

Other Maqamat manuscripts