Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 319. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Kitab-i Waqi'ah-i 'aza[y] barayi Imam Husain by 2 authors

Author: Miskin.
Author: Muqbil.

Some of the poems at least appear to be by Miskin and Muqbil, said to be poets of Shiraz. F1a: Fanny Birch Gift of W Blaquie October 1798 Folio preceding text, title in Persian, description of contents (by Francklin) and: Brought from Shirauz A.D. 1787. Preceding folio, verso, note on the contents (by Francklin) dated 1804, mentioning the poets Miskin and Muqbil as authors. Same folio, recto: William Francklin 1889. Inside front cover: Presented to the Oriental Translation Committee of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland by Col. Francklin A.D. 1835. (Written by Francklin?) On European paper, watermarked with heraldic device and G R. Songs of lamentation recited at Muharram by the Shi'ah in commemoration of the martyrdoms of the Imams and their families. Red used for headings and emphasis.

Incipit: Namud az ghamm ashub dar jahan sahari
Language(s): Persian.


Cf. Rieu, ii, pp. 739-40.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 156
Dimensions (leaf): 7.5


8 lines to the page




Green cloth English binding.


Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: Evidently Col. William Francklin, though the book seems to have passed out of his hands for a time.


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