Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 84B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of by Birjandī, ʻAbd al-ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn, 16th cent.

Title: Untitled

A work on the talismanic virtues of the Qurʼān compiled from unspecified Arabic sources

Extending as far as the beginning of the remarks on Sūrah 92 (f 97r of Delhi Arabic 84A (British Library).)

Filiation: Other copies in the India Office Library: Delhi Arabic 84A (British Library).
Language(s): Persian and Arabic


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff 119
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 12 in.


clear and regular naskhī

Copyist: Mirzā Aḥmad Bayg valad-i Mirzā Muḥammad Taqī Bayg (f. 96r)



20th century half leather red European binding, with original leather binding (blind stamped margins and central panel with medallion) preserved on inside binding


ʻArẓdīdahs on f 1Cr of Jahāndār Shāh dated 22 Raj [1124] RY 1 and of Farrukhsiyar dated 29 Jum I 1125, RY 2. A third has been partially torn from the bottom of the page; Square seals of Mirzā Ghulām Muḥammad Bayg, dated 1219, on ff 1v and 2r


Origin: India; 18th century CE

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 (Unpublished)


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