Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1375* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Commentary by ‘Abd al-Salam on Tuhfat al-‘Iraqayn


1 copy of Tuḥfat al-ʿIrāqayn by ʿAbd al-Salām

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Untitled commentary by a certain ʿAbd al-Salām on the famous mas̲navī entitled Tuḥfat al-ʿIrāqayn by Afz̤al al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ibn ʿAlī Najjār Shīrvānī, with the takhalluṣ Khāqānī (d. 595/1199), the poet at the court of the rulers of Shīrvān.

The work was composed in 1057/1647 according to the preface (ff. 1v-6v), followed by the main work.

Dated colophon (f. 166r): completed by Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ ibn Muḥammad Ṣādiq Naqshbandīyah in dār al-khilāfah Shāhjahānābād, 1 Shaʿbān in RY 41 of Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I (1109)/12 February 1698.

Rough nastaʿlīq declining into a hybrid hand combining taʿlīq with shikastah āmīz.

Annotations by later owners.

Lacking original binding or wrapper.

olios bound; cropped, stains, creases, wormholes, later repairs added.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 166 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 223 × 133 mm.



Origin: 1_Sha'ban_1109 AH; 12 February 1698 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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