Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 31 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Vasīlat al-qabūl ilá Ḥaz̤rat al-Rasūl by ʻAbd al-Raḥīm ibn Naṣr Allāh ʻAlavī

A copious Persian commentary on the Istiʻādhah , the Basmalah, and the first Sūrah of the Qurʼān

The work is divided into a large number of sections, and the present manuscript breaks off before the conclusion of the ninety-second

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 222 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 11 in.

Hand(s)

Small fairly clear but inelegant nastaʼlīq

Decoration

Binding

half leather European 20th century binding, with tooled decorations from earlier binding preserved on ff 1Br and 1Fr

History

Origin: India; 18th 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 (Unpublished)

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact British Library, Registering for a Reader Pass). Contact apac-enquiries@bl.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

BL


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