Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 342 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: Two works of Muslim piety, followed by briefer pieces of a similar nature, with various other notes by Anon.
Author: Anon.

There are many marginal notes in Turkish and two pages between the first two works contain a Persian-Turkish vocabulary. The fourteen last folios contain various other items, including a list of the names of God, a kind of almanac including the Hijri, Christian and Rumi calendars and, at the end, a prayer in Turkish. The first work is in nineteen chapters on the elements of Islam and the duties of the Muslim, illustrated by anecdotes of prophets, caliphs and others. It is apparently copied from a MS defective at the beginning. The second work is entitled Muhimmat al-Muslimin. In the second colophon the writer says he was from the village of AJAQKQWL, and completed the work in the Madrasa of Mulla AYLKAY b. Suluk(?). Further geographical details are given. The MS was evidently written in a Turkish-speaking region, probably the Ottoman Empire or somewhere nearby. Some headings etc. in red. Scribe named at end of first work and later.

Incipit: Qala Allah ta'ala innama haiywat (sic) al-dunya la'b
Language(s): Persian.

References

Not traced in Rieu or Ethe.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 84 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 12.5 × 7.5 in.

Layout

17 lines to the page

Binding

European-style marbled board binding.

History

Origin: In the second colophon the writer says he was from the village of AJAQKQWL, and completed the work in the Madrasa of Mulla AYLKAY b. Suluk(?). Further geographical details are given. The MS was evidently written in a Turkish-speaking region, probably the Ottoman Empire or somewhere nearby. A.H. 1194, end of first work (1780-81). Friday 22 Rabi' II at the time of the call to prayer, end of pious texts.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Availability

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