Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 954A (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Mir Dard Dihlavi, Ah-e sard


1 copy of Āh-i sard by Dard, K̲h̲vājah Mīr, 1720 or 1721-1785

Title: Āh-i sard

Early copy of a Ṣūfī treatise by Khvājah Mīr Nūr al-Nāṣir Muḥammad "Dard", also known as "Mīr Muḥammadī" (d. 1199/1785), spiritual head of the Ṭarīqah Muḥammadīyah, intended as a supplement to an earlier work by the author, entitled Nālah-'i Dard

The work, dated towards the end of the author's life, consists of 341 brief articles counted in the margins on varied subjects, each beginning with the word ‘āh’

Dated colophon: 26 Muḥarram 1197/1 January 1783

Transcribed in clear Indian taʿlīq

Original text panels cut out and remargined with European paper with coloured rulings; wormholes, creases, and minor stains; binding missing; folded page from a work on the legislative acts of the Government of India (c. 1850s) used as cover

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 154 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 175 × 105 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 26 Muḥarram 1197 AH; 1 January 1783 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f006r


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