Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 73 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Irshad al-talibin


1 copy of Irshād al-ṭālibīn

Treatise on various aspects of occultism and Sufism, including quotations from the Qurʾān and Prophetic traditions, ascribed to Ṣūfī Khujandī

The work consists of 4 rukn and a khātimah, but presently lacks an introduction and is defective at the beginning

Many careful annotations in margins

Loose slip between ff. 112-113 with Arabic aphorisms in praise of science and knowledge, with interlinear Urdu translation

Not dated

Language(s): Persian, Arabic & Urdu

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 160 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 220 × 135 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 17th century CE ; India


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