Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4594 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Minhāj al-nashr fī qirāʼāt al-ʻashr by Ḥusain b. ʻUthmān

Incipit: الحمد الله الکریم علی انزال القران العظیم . . . کتابی فارسی بطریق نشر در قراات عشر را نصب العین خود ساخت الخ

A treatise on the recitation of the Qurʼān (tajwīd) and the variant readings

This work is not mentioned in 39-50, and appears to be unknown

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, pages 376-7.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 74 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 9.8 × 5.8 in.
Dimensions (written): 7.6 × 3.6 in.

Layout

Hand(s)

Indian naskh

Decoration

Rubrications

Additions:

Damaged by ants and rodents, last folio torn

Seal(s):

On fol. 2a a seal of ʻĀlamgīr dated 1097

History

Origin: 17th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Apparently from the Delhi Collection: accessioned in 1937

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on A. J. Arberry: Hand-List of Islamic Manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library, 1936–8. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (New Series) (1939), 71: pp 353-396

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

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