Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1040B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Commentary on Rumi’s Masnavi


1 copy of Sharḥ-i Mas̲navī by Muḥammad Nūr Allāh Aḥrārī Akbar'ābādī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Commentary on the Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavī of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (d. 670/1271) by Muḥammad Nūr Allāh Aḥrārī [Akbarābādī].

Dated colophon (f. 164v): completed 4 Z̲ī al-Qaʿdah in RY 45 [of Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I], (1114)/22 March 1703.

Scribal shikastah āmīz.

Annotations and corrections in margins.

Stamped foliation.

Brown leather binding, combed marble paper pasted as doublure.

Folios mostly bound, but gathering detached from binding; some loose folios, cropped, wormholes, later repairs.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 164 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 4 Z̲ī al-Qaʿdah in RY 45 [of Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I], 1114 AH; 22 March 1703 CE ; India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/14_f096r


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