Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 693 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Favāʾid al-vāfirah by Muḥammad Karīm Allāh

Language(s): Arabic and Persian

Author’s copy of the Arabic and Persian treatise describing the virtues of the four righteous caliphs, the virtues and martyrdoms of ʿAlī, Ḥasan, Fāṭimah, and Ḥusayn, written by Shāh Muḥammad Karīm Allāh muḥaddis̲-i Dihlavī.

The work begins with an Arabic preface after a list of contents on preceding folios (ff. i-ii).

Not dated at end. Datable to the year of composition, stated as 1256/1840.

Small nastaʿlīq and stylised naskh by the same hand of the author.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 50 ff. (+2)
Dimensions (leaf): 214 × 160 mm.



Origin: 1256 AH; 1840 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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