Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1556* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous works on Prophetic traditions, 2 items (a-b)


Summary of Contents: Miscellaneous collection of works on traditions of the Prophet Muhammad. Volume not dated. Rough shikastah āmīz, by multiple hands. Annotations, additions and corrections in margins. Foliated. Lacking original binding. Binding damaged (painted brown leather over pasteboards, cracked), labels. Folios unbound; stains, irregularly cropped, creased, wormholes, later repairs. Dried leaves of the nīm plant preserved intermittently between leaves. Condition fragile.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

1. ff. 1v-379v
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Delhi Persian 1556* (a), ff. 1v-379v.

Substantial fragment from a Persian translation by an unnamed translator of the collection of traditions of the Prophet Muḥammad, the Jāmiʿ al-ṣaḥīḥ of Abū ʿĪsá Muḥammad ibn ʿĪsá al-Tirmiz̲ī (d. 279/892).

This copy ends abruptly without formal conclusion.

Not dated at end.

2. ff. 380v-427r

Delhi Persian 1556* (b), ff. 380v-427r.

Untitled treatise on death and burial rituals endorsed in the colophon as the Risālah-'i farāʾiz̤ by an unnamed author.

Partially dated colophon (f. 427r): completed at Madrassah-'i Shāhjahānī, located to the rear of the Jāmiʿ Masjid (Shāhjahānābād, Delhi), Friday morning, 13 Muḥarram. Datable to the latter half of the eighteenth century.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 427 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 220 × 155 mm.



Origin: Undated, second half of the 18th century India, Delhi, Shāhjahānābād, Madrassah-'i Shāhjahānī

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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