Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms22a(o) (University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, University of St Andrews)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Prayer sheet for illnesses

Large illuminated sheet in Arabic and Persian, Eighteenth table of a possibly bigger collection. Headings in squares describe ailments- to the right of the prayers to be said to remedy them. Blue, red, green, yellow and orange are generally used for text in Arabic, whereas black is used for Persian text. The Persian part describes what actions have to be taken and Arabic is the incantation to be used. Incantation for 18 different diseases. Central magic square (surrounded by Persian text)

Language(s): Arabic and Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 1ff.
Dimensions (leaf): Large illuminated sheet
Dimensions (written):




  • marginalia Marginal notes in
  • orthography
  • paper



Origin: 18th or 19th centry CE

Record Sources

Record based on Handlist held in University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team


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