Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 40 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Delhi Persian

Contents

1 copy of Sharḥ-i Ṣaḥīḥ-i Muslim

Anonymous and rare Persian translation of and commentary on the well-known ḥadīth collection, the Ṣaḥīḥ of Muslim

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see C.A. Storey, R. Levy, and A.J. Arberry. Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Vol. 3. Unpublished, n.d.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 893 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 9.8

Condition

Folios 3 to 8 seem to have been previously restored. Binding no longer intact. Worm-eaten throughout. Folios 1 and 2 missing, end of the manuscript is imperfect

Hand(s)

Taʻlīq

Decoration

Written on paper of varying colours

Binding

What is possibly the original leather binding is present but no longer intact

History

Origin: India; 18th century-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 (Unpublished)

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

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