The Qu'ran

Scope and Content

Richly illuminated manuscript of the Qur'an, written for Sultan Abu Sa'id Shuja 'ad-Din Bahadur Khan in AH 845/AD 1441. Scribe: Muhammad Mu'min Abdallah al-Murwand. Mentioned in a letter by Charles Wilkins, dated 1806, as 'a beautiful copy of the Qur'an from the library of the late Sultan of Mysore'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Muhammad Mu'min Abdallah al-Murwand, scribe.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

This volume came from the library of Tipu, Sultan of Mysore (1749-1799) and was presented to the University in 1806 by the Honourable Court of Directors of the East India Company. Catalogued by DM Dunlop.


Call number used to be ms msBP100

Other Finding Aids

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

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.


Library Bulletin of the University of St Andrews, III, p. 61.