Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1145 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A volume containing different works


Summary of Contents: 2 works by Muḥammad Rafīʻ al-Dīn ibn Valī Allāh Dihlavī, (1163-5 Shavv 1233/1749-Aug 1818 on the subjects of Koran and Tafsir
3. ff. 39v-49r

A less correct copy than I.O. Islamic 4297 (British Library).

The first volume of the commentary on the Qurʼān, containing the first quarter i.e. Sūrahs 1-6

Written in Rab I 1203

Filiation: Other copies in the India Office Library: I.O. Islamic 3840 (British Library)., I.O. Islamic 4297 (British Library).
Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
19. ff. 192r-198v

A commentary on Sūrah 54:1, with special reference to Muḥammadʼs miracle of splitting the moon

Neither the author nor title is mentioned in the work itself, but it is described in a note on f 1Cv

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 256 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 22 × 16 in.


Poor nastaʻlīq



Half leather 20th century European binding


Origin: India; 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 (Unpublished)


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