Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 14 (St. Pancras, British Library)

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1 copy of Ās̲ār al-akhyār by ʻAskarī, al-Ḥasan ibn ʻAlī, d. 874

A neatly and clearly written copy of a Persian translation apparently by ʻAlī ibn Ḥasan Zavārī, علی بن حسن زواری who worked at least partly for Shāh Ṭahmāsp I (930-84/1524-76) of the Arabic commentary ascribed to the eleventh Imām Ḥasan al-ʻAskarī on Sūrahs 1 and 2•1-108, 154-73, 194-206, and most of verse 282

A leaf is missing between ff 1 andand another between ff 423 and 424

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 425 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 23.5 × 14 in.

Hand(s)

Good regular naskhī of rather archaistic appearance

Copyist: Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn (Shāh added above) Nūr Allāh al-Ḥusaynī Ṣadr-i Jahān;

Decoration

Additions:

Qurʼānic text and headings in red, except at the beginning where overlining prevails

Binding

20th century European

Seal(s):

al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī (the copyist?)

History

Origin: India; 9 Jum I 1078 AH

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 (Unpublished)

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

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