Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 960 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts

Composite text of five devotional and poetic works.


Summary of Contents: This composite manuscript contains several texts and poetical works. It opens with a poem entitled Mi‘rāj al-Nabī (Ascension of the Prophet), followe by (ḥijrah) of the Prophet Muḥammad.
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex



Written in clear black nasta‘līq with red subheaders.



Provenance and Acquisition

Probably acquired for the John Rylands Library, by Alphonse Mingana (1881–1937) from an unidentified source.

Record Sources

Manuscript description by Jake Benson in 2023, with reference to the volume, an unpublished handlist, accession registers, and a Persian description of the volume published by Tawfiq Subhani in 1993.


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    Tawfīq Subḥānī, 'Kitāb'hā-yi khaṭṭī-i Fārsī fihrist nashudah dar Kitābkhānah Jān Rāylāndz, Manchistir' Majallah-'i Dānishkadah-i Adabiyāt va ‘Ulūm-i Insānī n.s., Vol. 1, Nos. 2-3 (1372 SH [1993 CE]): pp. 175–176, no. 19.

Funding of Cataloguing

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library

The Soudavar Memorial Foundation


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