Did You Know: A Prayer Book from the Aga Khan Museum Collection

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.

DYI-Book of Supplication - Manuscript of Prayers -AKM00527

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.

 

Background:

Safavids were a major Shi‘i dynasty which ruled Persia 1501–1732.

 

Explore, Discover and Learn more:

 

Did You Know Collection:

 

Did You Know Collection, is a compilation of interesting items researched by Nimira Dewji.

2 thoughts

    1. We, too, are looking for the English translation and have not been able to obtain it as of yet. Inshallah, when the museum opens our search can be completed. We encourage you to keep looking and the link provided in the article is a good start.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s