Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 62B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Commentary on Kulayni’s Kafi


1 copy of Ṣāfī by Qazwīnī, Khalīl ibn al-Ghāzī, 1592 or 1593-1678 or 1679

Title: Ṣāfī
Title: صافی

Translation and commentary on the Usūl al-Kāfī of the great scholar of Shīʿī fiqh, ʿAllāmah Kulaynī or Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Yaʿqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Rāzī al-Kulaynī, entitled Ṣāfī (written Shāfī), by Khalīl ibn al-Ghāzī al-Qazvīnī (1001-1089/1593-1678), written in Shaʿbān 1064/June 1654 at the order of Shāh ʿAbbās II Ṣafavī

Replacement folios (ff. 1-160, 367-573); earliest portion in naskh (ff. 161-366) datable to late 17th cent.

Not dated

Unbound; loose folios; boards of binding delaminating

Language(s): Persian & Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 573 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 175 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 17th-19th centuries CE ; India and Iran


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