Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 47 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Javāhir al-imān by Tāhir b. Farrukh al-Ḥusaynī, d. 1068/1658

A large collection of stories and anecdotes in the Shīʻah tradition, concerning miracles performed by the Prophet Muḥammad, his kinsmen, Muslim prophets and saints, and describing supernatural events associated with them and other characters both historical and legendary

This present copy is an autograph and he mentions that he drew the main part of his materials from Qur’ānic commentaries

Filiation: No other copy appears to be recorded
Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff 480
Dimensions (leaf): 28.3 × 16.5 in.




Origin: 15th Dhu 'l-Qi'dah 1068 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 (Unpublished)


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