Ms KH21, pp. 308-309
Dated 1819-23 CE and copied in Surat, Gujurat by multiple scribes.
This manuscript has the most colourful and decorative design in the IIS’ Khojki collection. On page 308, the Shahada is inscribed in Arabic within a decorative circle, surrounded by invocations to Allah, Prophet Muhammad, Imam ‘Ali, Bibi Fatima, Hazrat Hasan and Imam Husayn. Page 309 reveals the text of Nad-i ‘Ali, an invocatory prayer addressed to Imam ‘Ali. Red and black ink is used to show Dhulfiqar, Imam ‘Ali’s legendary two-pointed sword. The text in Arabic script reads “Ya Allah (O Allah), Ya ‘Ali (O Ali), La Fata illa ‘Ali la sayf…” and “Nad-i ‘Aliyyan”. Unfortunately, part of the design is damaged.