Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 7831 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Z̤iyā' al-‘uyūn by Muḥammad Hādī ibn Mīr Mahdī Khān

A treatise on the magical power of certain passages and letters in the Qur’ān with an account of the traditional seal of prophecy on the shoulder of the Prophet and its mystical peculiarities

It was completed at Hyderabad in 1114

Language(s): Persian


Meredith-Owens 1968, page 29.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 32 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 23.2 × 13.8 cm.


Origin: 18th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.


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