Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16862 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Commentary on Qasidah-yi Ta'iyyah


1 copy of a work by Turkah Khujandī Iṣfahānī, Abū Muḥammad Ṣāʾin al-Dīn ʿAlī ibn Afz̤al al-Dīn‏

A metaphysical commentary on al-Qaṣīdah al-Tāʾīyah, the famous mystical ode by Ibn al-Fāriz̤. By Ṣāʾin al-Dīn ʿAlī Turkah Iṣfahānī (d. ca. 830/1427).

Begins: Basmala Ḥamd-i bī-ḥadd Khudāyī-rā ki nihāl-i būd va nā-būd az riyāẓ-i arāẓī-i Kān Allāh maqṭū‘ karda dar ‘ayn-i ān qaṭ‘ ḥażratī-rā…

Iran. Dated 14 Zū l-Ḥijja 806/22 June 1404.

Good naskhī, selectively vocalised, with archaic features including postvocalic dhāl (sporadically) and two dots under final yā (consistently). 21 lines. Marginal corrections. Headings and Arabic verses in red. Small, elegant illuminated headpiece, 2v. 182 folios. 18 x 11 cm. Some damp staining. Later plain brown leather binding, upside-down, with flap and marbled endpapers.

Purchased from Bonhams (23 April 2012, Lot 27).

Language(s): Persian & Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 182 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 180 × 110 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 14 Z̲ū l-Ḥijjah 806 AH; 22 June 1404 CE Timurid Empire ; Iran

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in M.I. Waley, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts acquired 2000-2014.


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