Delhi Persian 1178 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Miscellaneous works on Sufism, 3 works (a-c)
Treatise guiding the aspirant novice on Sufism based on the pronouncements of the Indian saint, Naṣīr al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn Yaḥyá Avadhī, called the Chirāgh-i Dihlī (d. 757/1356), compiled by one of his close disciples and khalīfah or successor, Shāh Muḥibb Allāh.
The work is divided into ten sections, each termed majlis.
Dated colophon (f. 24v): completed Monday, 25 Ramaz̤ān 1206/17 May 1792.
Clear and elegant nastaʿlīq on thin paper. Verses organised into two columns; rulings in red and black.
Extensive annotations on folio 1r explaining the significance of the work.
Treatise on mystical love by the ʿAyn-i Quz̤āt-i Hamadānī, that is, ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad Miyānajī (d. 525/1131), who was the pupil of Aḥmad Ghazzālī.
Not dated at end. See colophon to item c.
Treatise summarising the principles of Sufism falsely ascribed to the ʿAyn-i Quz̤āt-i Hamadānī, that is, ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad Miyānajī (d. 525/1131), who was the pupil of Aḥmad Ghazzālī. Accordingly, Arberry attributes the work to the Naqshbandī Ṣūfī, Khvājah Khvurd ibn Khvājah Muḥammad Bāqī, a contemporary of Shaykh Aḥmad Fārūqī Sihrindī/Sarhindī (d. 1624).
The work is divided into three qism of irregular length that are further subdivided into faṣl, and the whole concludes with a khātimah.
Dated colophon (f. 43r): completed by Ḥuz̤ūr Allāh Kashmīrī, 7 Rabīʿ al-Avval 1189/9 May 1775.
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