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Monday, November 21, 2011

Ancient Manuscript Review 33 : Antique Afghanistan Quran Tafseer Manuscript ( 1062 AH)

This handwritten book was written by Meerik son of Meer Qasim ul Hussaini. Mr. Meerik was one of the famous writers of Mughal era.
Tafseer (interpretation) of Surrah Al Fatah was done in Afghanistan city Balakh (India at that time) in 1061 Hijri. This handwritten book is about 370 years old. The paper is very crisp and clean. This book consists of 62 pages or 31 double sided papers.

What makes this book unique is that Governor and famous Artisan, Nawab Saad Ullah Khan has stamped this book. This stamp can be seen on very last page of this book. During the Mughal era, Chiniot (a city in Punjab, Pakistan) produced many intelligent personalities and talented artisans who occupied positions in the Mughal courts, Nawab Saad Ullah Khan and Nawab Wazir Khan held the post of Prime Minister of India and the Governor of Lahore respectively during the rule of King Shah Jehan

This book is complete without missing any pages. The name of the writer and the date of completion are written on its very last page by writer himself.

Manuscript Specs

Item : A Tafseer Manuscript
Content : Quran Tafseer on Surah Al Fatah
Dim : 7.5" x 5" x 0.5"
Date : 1062AH ( 1651 CE)
Copyist : Meerik son of Meer Qasim ul Hussaini
Origin : Afghanistan
Calligraphy : Nastaliq
Design : 21 lines written in Nastaliq.
Purchased Price :USD

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