Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 187 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


Partial copy of the Qur'anic Commentary "Fatḥ al-ʻAzīz" by Shāh ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ibn Shāh Walī Allāh Dihlavī.

Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم سورة الملك اختلافست درآنكه اين سوره مكّي است يا مدني
Explicit: چنانکه حکیم ثنائى [كذا] فرموده‌است بيت اول و آخر قرآن ز چه با أمد و سین یعنی اندره دین رهبر تو قرآن بس
Colophon: تمت هد [كذا=هذا] التفسير بعون الملك الوهاب من تصانيف قدوة العارقين زبدة الواصلين حضرت شاه عبد العزيز صاحب سلمه الله فى تاريخ بيست و يكم ربيع الثانى المعظم وقت ظهر سنه الف و مايتين واربعين هجري از دست عاجز و بيمايه قدرت الله هر حواند دعاء طمع دارم زانكه من بنده كناهكارم

This copy contains commentary on Surahs 67-114 only, i.e., lacking commentary on Surahs 1-2:180.

fols. 341-43 contain notes in Urdu in Shikastah script.

Language(s): Persian


Storey, I.i.40, 5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 343
Dimensions (leaf): 31.5 × 18 cm.
Dimensions (written): 24.5 × 12 in.



Nastaʻliq in three hands: ff. 1-135a;135b-140b;141a-end.Qudrat Allāh


Bound in red leather over boards.


Origin: 21st Rabīʻ II 1240 AH; 25th August 1824 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Mr. Simon Digby.

Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by the Trustees of the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, April 2015.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on handlist of Simon Digby with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team.


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