Hālatunnabi is a popular text in the Muslim community. According to the author (who is unknown because the title page is missing), the story was completed in 1262 Bengali Era (1853 CE). It is narrated in 'payār' and 'tripoli' verses and explains the story of Creation. It also describes in detail the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his ascension ot heaven; and includes a vivid description of Hell.
The text reflects an expert handling of Islamic genealogical accounts. Significantly, the author refers to his Arabic and Persian sources in a very accurate manner in order to explain his story.
The original printed volume is incomplete and undated. It measures 217mm x 132mm. The main text runs from pages 21 to 246, and this is all that has been copied along with two pages from both the front and back of the book showing the inside covers and the volume's stitching.View images from this file (230)