The Qu'ran

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Elegant copy of the Qur'an with fine Persian floral lacquered binding. A Persian colophon gives the patron as the Nawab Ahmad 'Ali Khan Bahadur and the copyist as Mirza Muhammad Kazim. It also gives date: AH1266/AD[1851]. Written in naskhi, Arabic. 10th Rabi' ul-amoral on outside cover; Muhammad 'Ali Naggash noted as painter of cover.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mirza Muhammad Kazim, scribe.

Nawab Mir Ahmad 'Ali Khan Bahadur (1822-1879), from the ruling family of the state of Hyderbad, the Asaf Jahi dynasty.

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Catalogued by DM Dunlop.


Call number used to be msBP127.P4

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper: 7.1" x 4.3".

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.