Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1044B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Commentary on Rumi’s Masnavi


1 copy of Taṣḥīḥ-i Mas̲navī by Muḥammad Hāshim ibn Muḥammad Kāẓim al-Ḥasanī al-Ḥusaynī al-Najafī "Fayz̤ān"

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Commentary on the Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavī of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (d. 670/1271) by [Mīr Sayyid] Muḥammad Hāshim ibn Muḥammad Kāẓim al-Ḥasanī al-Ḥusaynī al-Najafī known as Fayz̤ān.

The title is a chronogram yielding the date 1122/1710-11.

This volume is defective, having lost a number of folios from the beginning.

Dated colophon (f. 150v): completed by Ḥafīẓ Allāh al-Ḥusaynī, 18 Z̲ī [al-]Ḥijjah in RY 20 of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh, (1151)/29 March 1739.

Scribal nastaʿlīq.

Stamped foliation.

Lacking binding.

Loose folded paper wrapper (Acquittance Roll, Law Examination Committee, dated November [18]31; signed January 1833, Calcutta), watermarked; torn, stained, portions missing.

Folios unbound; cropped, wormholes, later repairs.

Condition very fragile.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 150 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 133 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18 Z̲ī al-Ḥijjah in RY 20 of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh, (1151) AH; 29 March 1739 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/12_f073r


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