Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 14257 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Manuscript comprising six texts, five of which are in Persian and one in Arabic

1. ff 1v-10r

Untitled commentary on the meanings of the Divine Names

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 5.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 5.
2. ff 10v-14r

A tract on the benefits of the Shīʻite prayer Nād ʻAlī

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 5.
3. ff 14v-23v
Title: Munājāt

Text in rhyming prose interspersed with verses

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 5.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 5.
4. ff 24v-28v

On the meaning and talismanic qualities of the basmalah, Sūras al-Fātiḥa (1) and al-Muzzamil (73); and of some prayers

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 6.

Language(s): In Arabic with interlinear Persian translation

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 5.
5. ff 29r-31r
Title: Munājāt

The preface, in Persian, claims that these texts were transmitted from each Imām to the next down to Imām Jaʻfar al-Ṣādiq, 702?-765 or 6

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 5.

Language(s): Preface in Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 5.
6. ff 31r-39r

Seven traditional prayers and invocations (ḥiṣn) in Persian, each prescribed for particular circumstances

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 6.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 39 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 19 × 14 cm.

History

Origin: 918 AH ; Khurasan, probably Herat

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on M. I. Waley: Supplementary handlist of Persian manuscripts, 1966-1998. London, 1998

Availability

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