Hālatunnabi

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 a concern for accuracy and refers to the Arabic and Persian texts on which he has based his narration.

The text in this volume was written by Munsī Ch[S]ādék Āli. The volume was published by Srīyukta Hāji Ābdul Oyāhéd Sāhéb and printed by Srī Bénīmādhāb Bhattacārya.

The original volume is dated 1906 CE (1313 Bengali Era). It measures 132mm x 226mm. The main text is printed on pages 1-280 and this is all that has been copied, along with the front cover.

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