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Short treatise on the disconnected letters of the Qurʼān (al-ḥurūf al-muqaṭṭaʻah), dates not examined
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Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله الذى جعل طراز الواح الاختراع اسرار الابداع التى عيّنت قبل ما شيّئت واقضت بعد ما قدّرت
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Formerly owned by Saʻid Khan Kurdistani (Dr. Saeed Khan).
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Finding aid written in 2010.
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This collection is not open for research use; however digital copies are available in PDF format.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Short treatise on the disconnected letters of the Qurʼān (al-ḥurūf al-muqaṭṭaʻah); William McElwee Miller Collection of Bābī Writings and Other Iranian Texts, C0723-1-47, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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The following works were consulted in identifying texts and authors: Āghā Buzurg al-Ṭihrānī, M. Al-Dharīʻah ilá Taṣānīf al-Shīʻah. Maṭbaʻat al-Ghará: Najaf, 1936. Browne, E. G. Catalogue and Description of 27 Bábí Manuscripts, in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1892), p. 433-499, 637-710. Browne, E. G. Some Remarks on the Bábí Texts Edited by Baron Victor Rosen, in Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1892), p. 259-322. Browne, E. G. Materials for the Study of the Bábí Religion. Cambridge University Press, 1918. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Mss. Belonging to the Late E.G. Browne. Ed. Reynold A. Nicholson. Cambridge University Press, 1932. Jānī, M. Kitab-i Nuqṭat al-Kāf. Ed. E. G. Browne. E. J. Brill: Leiden, 1910. McCants, W. and Milani, K. The History and Provenance of an Early Manuscript of the Nuqtat al-Kaf Dated 1268 (1851-1852), in Iranian Studies 37:3 (Sept. 2004), p. 431-449. McEoin, D. The Sources for Early Bābī Doctrine and History: A Survey. E. J. Brill: Leiden, 1992. Notes on Babi Manuscripts by Dr. Saeed Khan and Miscellaneous Correspondence; 1955-1982; William McElwee Miller Papers, Box 4, Folder 8; Manuscripts Division, Special Collections, Princeton University Library. Link to Notes. Writings published on H-Bahai web site (accessed July 2, 2010). Writings published on Hurqalya Publications web site (accessed July 2, 2010). Writings published on The Religion of Bayan web site (accessed July 2, 2010).