Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 221 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Arabic prayer with a Persian introduction

Title: الدعاء المغني
Title: The Efficient Prayer
Incipit: از حضرت خواجه اويس قرني رض منقول است كه كسى اين دعاء مغني را ورد خود سازد ومداومت نمايد غنى كردد
Explicit: وكم من مسيء قد تجاوزت عنه وتجاوز عني برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين
Language(s): Arabic and Persian


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 336 [221]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 64 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 122 mm.


1 column, 7 lines




Origin: circa 1760 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

From the collection of Colonel George William Hamilton (1807-1868) who served in India from 1823 to 1867 latterly as Commissioner in Delhi. He acquired over a thousand Indian and Persian manuscripts of which 352 were selected after his death for the British Museum. The remainder were purchased in 1868 by Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, for the John Rylands Library.

Record Sources

Catalogue information compiled by Abdullah al-Rashidi from Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester University Press, 1934.


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