Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 27 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


1 copy of Mufarriḥ al-jinān (?) by Fānī, Muḥsin -1671 or 1672

Incipit: بعنايت ايزدى و اعانت سرمدى اين كلمه چند است که برای تطریب نفس و تفریح روح که منشط الجنان و مفرح الجنان انس و جان است موبدا فراهم آورده

A collection of humorous anecdotes, many merely traditional and indecent, but many also of a religious character, of Sunnis and Shi'ahs, Muslims and non-Muslims, Christians and Jews, and some concerning prominent theologians and figures of the Safavid and mughal courts.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff.70
Dimensions (leaf): 216 × 132 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Indian Taʻlīq


Origin: Undated. 17th-18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

A. H. Harley

Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by the Trustees of the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, April 2015

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on handlist of Simon Digby with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team.


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