'Alî, mounted on his blue mule and holding a long red staff, is approached by a delegation from the Quraysh tribe, asking him not to return to Muhammad.
Life of the Prophet Muhammad written at the order of the Mamluk sultan al-Mansûr 'Alâ' al-Dîn 'Alî (d. 778/1376). The work was first illustrated during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Murâd III.
Darîr Erzurumî (fl. 14th cent.), Translator
Murad III, Sultan of the Turks (1546-1595), Patron
New York Public Library