Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1030A (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous works on Sufism, 6 works (a-e)


Summary of Contents: Collection of miscellaneous works on Sufism. Defective at end. Volume not dated. Dateable to circa early nineteenth century. Arabic passages in rough naskh, and Persian in awkward, but distinct, nastaʿlīq. Stamped foliation throughout. Original covers lost; folios unbound. Wrapped in a detached and torn sheet of printed legislation for British India dated 1815; occasional faint Bengali notes. Condition fragile.
1. ff. 1r-97v

Item a.

Naqshbandī treatise on z̲ikr or divine remembrances and other observations by [Sayyid Shāh] Quṭb al-Dīn Muḥammad Ashraf Ḥaydar al-Ḥusayn al-Dihlavī [Khujandī], the khalīfah or successor to the Naqshbandī Ṣūfī, Shaykh Muḥammad Zubayr (d. 1152/1740), in whose honour this work is named.

The work consists of three faṣl.

Arabic quotations and formulae in red ink.

Not dated at end; volume date from after the author’s death, thus post-1740.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
2. ff. 97v-102v

Item b.

Untitled metaphysical essay treating man as both microcosm and macrocosm by an unnamed author.

Not dated at end.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
3. ff. 102v-106r

Item c.

Qādirī Ṣūfī ijāzat'nāmah or licence in which the spiritual genealogy of the subject, Khvājah Muḥammad Mīr, is traced through his deceased pīr and murshid, Mawlānā Sayyid Shāh Jamāl Allāh via prominent members of the Mujaddidī Naqshbandīyah.

The work begins with a doxology etcetera in Arabic with the rest in Persian, transcribed in naskh throughout.

Not dated at end.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
4. ff. 106r-107v
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Item d.

Mas̲navī on the Naqshbandī spiritual genealogy of Sayyid Jamāl [i.e. Sayyid Shāh Jamāl Allāh?] by an unnamed poet.

Text crossed out with amendments in margins.

Not dated at end.

Transcribed in rough nastaʿlīq.

5. ff. 107v-111v
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Item e.

Collection of two spiritual genealogies in prose:

1) The Chishtī Order, entitled Shajarah-'i silsilah-'i ʿāliyah-'i Chishtīyah, by Shaykh Pīr Muḥammad ibn Shaykh Amān Allāh (ff. 107v-109v). Not dated at end.

2) The Suhravardī Order, entitled Shajarah-'i munavvarah-'i Suhravardīyah, by an unnamed author, and which is defective at end (ff. 109v-111v). Not dated.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 111 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 171 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th-19th centuries CE ; India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/4_f003r


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