Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Pashto MS 2 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Pashto Manuscripts


1 copy of Fawāʼid al-sharīʻat by Āk̲h̲ūnd Muḥammad Qāsim

A manual of Muslim religious observances. First few folios are bound in wrong order

Incipit: عجب نوري پیدا شوي د حضرت لخاندان و افغان ته را ختلي لپاک کان پر افغان تور شپه ګمراهي پر غلبه و غوث قطب شیخ علي مثال د نور ؤ
Language(s): Pashto


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 228 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 16 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Naskhi hand



Origin: 18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly part of the collection of the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland's oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.

Purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on James Fuller Blumhardt and D.N MacKenzie : Catalogue of Pashto manuscripts in the British Isles, 1965.


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