Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Tafsīr-I Sūrat al-Fātiḥat by Muʻīn al-Dīn Farāhī, d. 1501 or 2

An extensive commentary on the Sūrah I of the Qur’ān

Incomplete beginning (at fol. 11) and ending

Folios 1-8 containing full contents from foll. 11-322v

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 3r-322v ff
Dimensions (leaf): 30.5 × 18 in.


Poor but fairly clear Nastaʻlīq


Headings of majālis and sub-divisions in red

Rubrications and overlinings

Marginal corrections and indications of subject-matters


Qurʼānic text in poor vocalized naskhī overlined red


Origin: Early 19th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Arberry, Levy and Storey: Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Vol. 3. (Unpublished)


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