Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3839 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Tafsīr al-Sūrābādī by Sūrābādī, ʻAtīq ibn Muḥammad, d. 1100 or 1101

The second volume of the commentary on the Qurʼān, containing Sūrahs 7-14.37 (presumably this volume when complete contained the whole of the second quarter, i.e. Sūrahs 7-18

Together with I.O. Islamic 3838 (British Library). form the first two volumes of a copy divided into quarters and written, at any rate partly, in 730

This volume is incomplete

Filiation: Other copies in the India Office Library: I.O. Islamic 3840 (British Library).
Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 221 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 29.5 × 22 in.


Good bold naskhī

Copyist unnamed, but in same hand as I.O. Islamic 3838 and therefore possibly ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Dabīrī


Early 20th century European red leather binding


Origin: Undated

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased 22 April 1913 from Mr A. Majid Belshah (MSS Eur E 239/22)

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 (Unpublished)


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