Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 94A (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Ṣaḥīfah-'i kāmilah

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Persian translation and commentary by an unnamed translator of the al-Ṣaḥīfat al-kāmilah, also known as the al-Ṣaḥīfat al-Sajjādīyah, by Imām Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn known as al-Sajjād (d. circa 92/710), comprising Arabic prayers and instructions for their recitation.

The translator gives the original Arabic (overlined) followed by the translation and commentary.

The work lacks an explanatory introduction or conclusion.

Dated colophon (f. 303r): completed 18 Muḥarram 1091/19 February 1680.

Scribal shikastah āmīz; the weight of the pen fluctuates from thin to heavy, but is likely to be by the same scribe.

Partial foliation in pencil.


Lacking original covers.

Folios unbound; cropped, wormholes.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 303 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 222 × 123 mm.



Origin: 18_Muharram_1091 AH; 19 February 1680 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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