Prayers Persian 1689

Catalog Number 49355
 
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This brilliantly rare illuminated manuscript leaf is from a remainder volume of the Al - Kamilat Al - Sajjadiyah, Prayers, composed by Zayn Al - Abidin 'Ali ibn al Husayn, (died 710 A.D.), only some 70 years after the death of the holy Prophet Mohammed. It was written during the period of Shiite Muslim consolidation in Persia under the reign of Abdalmalik (died 705 A.D.) who first enforced the use of Arabic as the official language of Persia. There are eight lines of script in elegant Arabic Naskhi, with Persian interlinear translation. The manuscript was dated "AD Huharran 1101/AD1689 Safavid Persia. Only the finest manuscripts are fully illuminated on each page. In this case pure gold paint is used in the beautiful, meandering, floral pattern, which frames the words and also the many pious comments in the margins. Verso: eight lines of script in elegant Arabic Naskhi, with Persian interlinear translation. Condition of this leaf is fine [F].

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