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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 37

    MIRZA MUHAMMAD RAFI' BAZIL (D. 1714 AD): HAMLA-I HAYDARI

    SIGNED MUHAMMAD 'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD SADIQ AL KAMUN AL-HUSAYNI AL-NAJAFI AL-NISHAPURI, BURHANPUR, MUGHAL INDIA, DATED 11 JUMADA I AH 1168/23 FEBRUARY 1755 AD

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    MIRZA MUHAMMAD RAFI' BAZIL (D. 1714 AD): HAMLA-I HAYDARI
    SIGNED MUHAMMAD 'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD SADIQ AL KAMUN AL-HUSAYNI AL-NAJAFI AL-NISHAPURI, BURHANPUR, MUGHAL INDIA, DATED 11 JUMADA I AH 1168/23 FEBRUARY 1755 AD
    A versified account of the life of the Prophet, Persian manuscript on paper, 390ff. plus one fly-leaf, each with 17ll. black nasta'liq script in two columns within a border of diagonal script, lines and phrases in red, dated colophon on final folio, purple buckram covered binding with gold tooled red morocco spine and corners, paper covered doublures with gold stamped seal of Yusuf Sahaf 'Ali
    Folio 9 ½ x 5 3/8in. (24 x 13.5cm.)


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    The Hamla-i Haydari is a versified account of the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his first four successors according to Shi'ism. The author Mirza Muhammad Rafi’ Bazil (d. 1713-14?) was originally from Mashhad, Iran but established himself in Delhi. A number of later authors went on adding on to the existing text of Bazil’s Hamla-I Haydari.

    Seal impression of 'Abd al-Husayn Khan with date of AH 1165/1751-52 AD on opening folio.

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