Pashto MS 9 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
1 copy of Kitāb-i Zaqqūm
The text is based on a Persian original, telling of the battles of the early Muslims against a legendary King Zaqqum of Iraq
Naskhi hand Mullā Muḥammad Safī Shāh
Provenance and Acquisition
From the collection of Colonel George William Hamilton (1807-1868) who served in India from 1823 to 1867 latterly as Commissioner in Delhi. He acquired over a thousand Indian and Persian manuscripts of which 352 were selected after his death for the British Museum. The remainder were purchased in 1868 by 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.