Summary of Contents: A richly illuminated Ottoman collection of Qurʼānic suras, prayers and passages of popular religious interest, including tables of holy names and illustrations of the Ka'ba and the Prophet's tomb. It is of Turkish origin, with a typical Muṣḥaf-style flapped binding.
Title: Anʿām-i sharīf
Title: انعام شريف
Title: Collection of Qur'anic suras, prayers and passages
Language(s): Arabic and Turkish (Ibn Mushteji-zade, fl 1804-1805.)
Title: A selection of Qur'anic suras
Title: Prayers, composed of Qur'anic verses, for various occasions
Title: The Most Beautiful Names of God
Title: The Names of the Prophet
Title: Various prayers.
Language(s): Arabic, some with headings in Turkish
Title: Description of the physical attributes of the Prophet
Title: On the blessedness of the seal of the Prophet.
Title: Tables of the names and descriptions of the prophets, illustrations of the Ka'ab and the Prophet's tomb at Medina, and ornamental designs built around Muhammad's staff, sandals, etc.
Title: Various prayers in Arabic and Turkish, the last one, a prayer for reading when one has finished the Qur'an (folio 157b), in a different, more careless hand.
Language(s): Arabic and Turkish
Support: Brown, glazed paper.
Dimensions (leaf): 162 × 110 mm.
1 column, 11 written lines
Richly illuminated: gold rules round script areas, gold fleurons between verses, illuminated headings, and finely drawn borders for folios 139b-157b.
Contains an illustration of the Kaʿba and the Prophet's tomb at Medina (folios 125b-126a) and ornamental designs built around Muḥammad's staff, sandals, etc. and ʿAlī's sword Dhū l'Faqār (folios 126b-139a).
Origin: circa 1804-1805 CE; Turkey, apparently by the same scribe as Arabic MS 827 (839), Ibn Mushteji-zade, fl 1804-1805..
Provenance and Acquisition
Douanes, bureau d' Algers stamped inside the cover.
Presented to the John Rylands Library In 1954 by G.P. Young (R104383).