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[Questions and answers on Shiʻī religious philosophy and practice].

Publication:
[Iran?] ; [between 1725 and 1825?]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
40 leaves : paper ; 165 x 105 (115 x 72) mm bound to 171 x 113 mm.
Subjects:
Religious life -- Shīʻah -- Early works to 1800.
Islam -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800.
Shīʻah -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800.
Shīʻah -- Miscellanea -- Early works to 1800.
Shīʻah -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices (bound manuscripts)
Manuscripts, Arabic -- 18th century.
Language:
Persian.
Summary:
Copy of a series of branching questions and answers about religious philosophy and practice, divided into chapters by topic. This copy begins and ends abruptly. The first complete chapter is kitāb-i tawḥīd (beginning f. 2r) and the last, incomplete, chapter is kitāb-i qaz̤ā (beginning f. 155r).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Modern foliation added in pencil, upper left recto; catchwords every verso, lower left.
Layout: 11 long lines.
Script: Written in naskh; pointed, vocalized.
Decoration: Rubrications in red.
Binding: Rebound in modern brown leather.
Origin: The item is undated. Probably 18th century Iran.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Penn Provenance:
Sold on eBay in 2014.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1964.
Contributor:
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
OCLC:
1083523453
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