RAS Persian 342 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
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.
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Nasta'liq. 'Abbas b. AWZ AYLW?(with triple dot)Y KRAY
European-style marbled board binding.
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