[Selections from the Qurʾān] ... [etc.].

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
  • Arabic
  • Persian
[between 1850 and 1899]
130 leaves : paper ; 206 x 127 (145 x 70) mm. bound to 209 x 131 mm.


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Summary note
Selections from the Qurʾān followed by texts on the virtues of ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib and the Prophet Muḥammad.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Physical description: 7 lines per page; written in large naskh on machine-made paper. Fol. 1-108 are dyed a variety of colors and sprinkled with gold. Texts 1-2 written in black, blue, red, and gold and framed in blue, gold, and red, with crude illuminated ʻunwāns and marginal medallions; text 3 in black with rubrication and framed in red and gold. Persian texts written in nastaʻliq. Catchwords. Fol. 1a, 98b, 101b-109a, 125a-130b blank except for rulings. Some staining and bleeding of ink; otherwise in good condition.
Binding note
Burgundy leather with blind-stamped central mandorla and pendants painted black and blind-stamped fillets. The pendants read "ʻAmal-i ʻAbd al-Qādir ṣaḥḥāf." Covers have been mounted onto newer boards. Paper doublures painted with mandorla, pendants and geometric pattern in brown hues.
Language note
Arabic and Persian.
  • 1. fol. 1b-98a: [Selections from the Qurʾān]. Sūrat al-Fātiḥah has interlinear Persian translation.
  • 2. fol. 99a-100a: Khavāṣṣ-i shish bayt-i Ḥaz̤rat ʻAlī. Arabic text with Persian introduction and interlinear translation.
  • 3. fol. 109b-124a: Nūrnāmah-i Ḥaz̤rat Muḥammad Muṣṭafá. Explanation in Persian of the ḥadīth "Awwal mā khalaqa Allāh nūrī."
Other title(s)
  • Khavāṣṣ-i shish bayt-i Ḥaz̤rat ʻAlī.
  • خواص شش بىت حضرت على.
  • Nūrnāmah-i Ḥaz̤rat Muḥammad Muṣṭafá.
  • نورنامه حضرت محمد مصطفى.
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