Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 122 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous works on ritual prayer, 2 items (a-b)


Summary of Contents: Miscellaneous collection consisting primarily of a work on ritual prayer. Volume not dated; datable to the sixteenth and eighteenth century. Neat scribal Persian naskh. Annotations in margins. Stamped and (partially preserved) Persian foliation. Lacking original binding. Binding, red half leather IOL covers, stamp dated 14 May 1916. Folios bound, but occasionally disarranged; cropped, wormholes, water stains, later repairs; gauze overlay over large numbers of folios. Condition fragile.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

1. ff. 1v-108r
Language(s): Arabic and Persian

Delhi Persian 122 a.

Compendious treatise on the ritual prayers and other religious duties by Abū Bakr Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī al-Qurashī or Qarshī.

Arabic and Qur’anic quotations overlined; headings in red.

Not dated at end. Datable to the sixteenth century.

Although cropped, folio 82 retains its original dimension along the lower edge.

2. ff. 110v-112v

Delhi Persian 122 b.

Untitled selection of two separate chronogrammatic qiṭaʿāt encoding the ʿurs or date of death (in 1012/1603) for the Naqshbandī Sufi saint, Khvājah Muḥammad Bāqī Billāh Dihlavī.

Not dated at end. Datable to the eighteenth century.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 213 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 175 mm.



Origin: Undated, late 16th to 18th century 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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