Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3712 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Works on Sunni doctrine and catechism


Summary of Contents: Collection of works on Sunnī doctrine and catechism; folios disordered; damaged leather binding (possibly connected with the Delhi Persian collection)
1. ff. 1v-53v

Treatise explaining the basic tenets of Sunnī doctrine, with occasional reference to Shīʿī doctrine

Dated rectangular seal impression (f. 1r): Muḥammad Saʿīd al-Ḥusaynī 1154, [regnal year] 23

IOL stamp: 18 Mar. 1907

Language(s): Persian & Arabic
2. ff. 54r-55v

Untitled mnemonic tract in Arabic prose on Sunnī catechism

Followed by dated colophon: completed at Shahjahanabad by Muḥammad Ḥafīẓ valad Muḥammad Amān Allāh ibn Imām al-Dīn, resident of the Panjāb, parganah Bachchah Chhatah (?), in the vacinity of Yaʿqūbpur ʿAbd al-Muʾmin known as Rāmkah Chhatah (?), dated ghurrah (=1) Rajab regnal year 26 of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh

Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 56 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 235 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1 Rajab, year 26 of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh's reign (1745) AH Shahjahanabad ; India


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