Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 812* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Bāb-i haftum dar imāmat by ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Dihlavī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Excerpt from a theological treatise (specifically, chapter seven,) dealing with the subject of imamate ascribed to the muḥaddis̲ of Shahjahanabad Delhi, Shāh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Aḥmad Valī Allāh al-ʿUmarī al-Dihlavī(d. 1239/1824).

Not dated at end.

Coarse nastaʿlīq declining into shikastah āmīz.

Stamped foliation.

Plain paper dust wrapper; watermarked (seated Britannia or Minerva in crowned oval frame, initialled RBLd; Rock Brothers Limited, Superfine; not dated); labels, torn, creased and stained.

Folios unbound; creased, torn, stained, wormholes.

Condition fragile.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 49 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 210 mm.



Origin: 1820 - 1850 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876


Government of India


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