Hālatunnabi is a popular text in the Muslim community of the region of Āssām. According to the poet, the text in manuscript form was completed in 1262 Bengali Era (1853 CE). It narrates, in 'Payār' and Tripodi' verse, the story of Creation and writes in detail the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his ascension to heaven. It also gives a vivid description of hell.

The text reflects an expert handling of Islamic genealogical accounts. Significantly, the poet shows his concern for accuracy and refers to the Arabic and Persian texts on which he has based his narration.

The original volume is undated. It was printed and measures 119mm x 222mm. The title page and pages 216 and 217 are missing from the original volume. The main text appears on pages 19-264 and this is all that has been copied, along with the front and back covers of the book.

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