The change in style of naskh script in late Safavid Iran owed much to the calligrapher Ahmad al-Nayrizi, who was active between 1682 and 1739. His main output was Qur'ans, prayerbooks and calligraphic leaves, written in his distinctive variant naskh, deemed suitable for religious works in the Arabic language. He became a template used by Qajar scribes, who would sometimes copy entire books by his hand including the colophon. This makes their work difficult to distinguish from his.
The present manuscript is complete and in its original form, written in an excellent clear hand. The illumination is appropriate to the early 18th century.