Contents and Arrangement

Fī ajwibat al-sāʼil, dates not examined

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Incipit: قل وليملكنّ الاعجميون فى اسمه عدد الديان فان هذا ما انتم به

Collection History

Custodial History

Formerly owned by Saʻid Khan Kurdistani (Dr. Saeed Khan).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written in 2010.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Fī ajwibat al-sāʼil; 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).