Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 65B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Valiullah’s Musaffa


1 copy of Kitāb al-muṣaffá by Walī Allāh al-Dihlawī, 1702 or 1703-1762 or 1763

Treatise on comparative Sunnī jurisprudence, based on the Kitāb-i muvaṭṭā of Mālik ibn Anas, praised as the best in matters of fiqh

Note dated, antedates marginal notes

Notes and recitation notes on margins and flyleaves (by one Shaykh Muḥammad ʿĀshiq) dated 1177/1763-4 (sic, read 1188/1774-5), including a circular table calibrating astrological, banglah calendrical, and directional systems

Seal impression at beginning and end dated 1188/1774-5

Unbound; torn, wormholes, brittle paper; fragile

Language(s): Persian & Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 564 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 252 × 150 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India


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