Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1109 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library



Summary of Contents: A collection of prayers and ritual prescriptions compiled by an anonymous author from selected Sufi authorities. The work is divided into sections (ruqʻah).
Title: Muraqqaʻ
Title: مرقع
Incipit: یا کل الکل بک الکل و منک الکل و الیک الکل... اما بعد پس هر فایده که مسطور درین اوراق است بمنزل رقعه ایست که از پیران خرقه پوش سراپا هوش به این گدا رسیده.
Explicit: اللهم اکسر شهوتی عن کل محرم و ازجر حرصی عن کل ماثم و امنعنی عن اذی کل مسلم و مسلمة برحمتک یا ارحم الراحمین
Colophon: تمت هذه النسخه بعون الله تعالی.
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. i+78+i
Dimensions (leaf): 209 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written): 160 × 85 mm.

India Office stamped foliation. Persian foliation.




Slightly worm-eaten and damp-stained. Detached binding.


13 lines per page.


Handwriting inconsistent throughout the work, alternating between naskh, nastaʻlīq and taʻlīq. Copied in black ink. Headings and Arabic quotations overlined in red.


A few magical (ṭilism) charts and diagrams (ff. 40v, 47v, 49r).


Corrections in the margin.

The name of a former owner, Muḥammad ʻAṭāʼ Allāh, is inscribed on f. 1r.


Marbled 3/4 leather binding.


Black Government of India Delhi MSS oval stamp (ff. 1r, 78v).


Origin: Undated, probably 19th century. India

Provenance and Acquisition

Owned by Muḥammad ʻAṭā Allāh (f. 1r).

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876.

Acquired by the Government of India in1876

Record Sources

Based on R. Levy's description in Drafts for Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. III, Mss Eur E207/13, f. 52r. Revised bySheida Heydarishovir


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