Did you know …
… that the Aga Khan Museum’s collection includes an eighteenth century prayer book?
This manuscript dated 1717-8, Safavid Iran is a book of supplications to be recited after the daily prayers and during different days of the week.
The pages shown here refer to the Saturday and Sunday prayers as well as to the start of the Monday prayer.
The emblem at the end of the manuscript suggests that it was copied by Ahmad al-Nayrizi, one of the most prolific calligraphers who was active between 1682 and 1739.
He is known to have copied numerous Qur’an manuscripts, prayer books, and calligraphy samples in a characteristic form of Arabic naskh script.
Safavids were a major Shi‘i dynasty which ruled Persia 1501–1732.
Explore, Discover and Learn more:
- Aga Khan Museum – Online Gallery: Book of Supplications – Manuscript of Prayers
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Did You Know Collection, is a compilation of interesting items researched by Nimira Dewji.