Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3752 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Abvab al-jinan of Qazvini


1 copy of Abvāb al-jinān by Vāʿiẓ Qazvīnī, Muḥammad Rafīʿ

Ethical compendium based on the Qurʾān and the moral precepts of the Twelve Imams, planned in eight abvāb with only a portion surviving, dedicated to the Safavid ruler, Shāh ʿAbbās II (d. 1077/1667)

Replacement folios (relatively early) added ff. 2-7; crude replacement on f. 1v, which is the inside of the front flap

Fungal damage and water stains

Original folios often marked at top as vaqf al-ʿāmm; good nastaʿlīq and naskh; gold ruled jadāval throughout

Annotated in margins; some owner seals: 1) Muṣṭafá; 2) Yār ʿAlī ibn Salīm

IOL stamp: 17 Jul. 1908

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 290 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 246 × 136 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 17th century CE ; India or Iran


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