Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3840 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


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

The sixth volume of the commentary on the Qurʼān, containing the sixth seventh (al-subʻ al-sādis ) i.e. Sūrahs 23.56-4

This volume was part of a copy divided into sevenths and is dated 523

The text is marked by archaisms

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 210 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 30 × 19 in.
Dimensions (written):


Good bold naskhī

Copyist, Maḥmūd ibn Gurgīn ibn Gurgsār al-Turkī


Early 20th century European red leather binding


Origin: Rab II 523 AH

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 (Unpublished)


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