Delhi Persian 1045 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of Mas̱navī-i maʻnavī by Muḥammad Afz̤al Ilāh'ābādī
Ḥall-i Mas̱navī (حلّ مثنوی), a commentary on the first daftar of Rūmī's Mas̱navī-i maʻnavīby Afz̤al Ilāh'ābādī who is probably to be identified with Muḥammad Afz̤al Ilāh'ābādī (d. 1713). The author states in a verse preface that his aim was to supplement the commentaries of Shaykh [ʻAbd al-Laṭīf] ʻAbbāsī (d. 1639 or 1640) and Mīr [Muḥammad] Nūr Allāh Aḥrārī (fl. 1622-3).
15 lines to a page; poor nastaʻlīq; rubrications; worm-eaten. 18th century.
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Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876.
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