Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 55 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Delhi Persian


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Sharḥ-i Mashāriq al-Anvār by Raḍī al-Dīn Abū al-Faḍā’il al-Ḥasan b. Muḥammad al-Iṣfahānī

A Persian commentary on the Mashāriq al-Anwār مشارق الانوار which is a collection of ḥadīth arranged alphabetically

Persian commentator unknown

Language(s): Persian and Arabic


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 Unpublished, n.d.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: 260 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5 × 6.5 in.


Ta‘līq for Persian text and Naskh for Arabic quotations

Name of scribe is Muḥammad Zāhid محمد زاهد


Origin: India; 1114 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 (Unpublished)


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