Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 955 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Sufi commentary, A'inah-yi haqa'iq numa


1 copy of Āʾīnah-'i ḥaqāʾiq'numā

Rare unidentified Sūfī commentary on the metaphysical and cosmological work Jām-i Jahān'numā attributed here to Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad [ibn] ʿIzz al-Dīn "Maghribī", also known as Muḥammad Shīrīn (d. 809/1406), by an unnamed author

The work, transcribed in fine scholarly nastaʿlīq, contains several diagrams, of which one example (ff. 62v-63r) is particularly detailed

Dated colophon (f. 86r): 5 Muḥarram 1035/7 October 1625

Defective at beginning; torn, wormholes; net overlay; rebound

Octagonal seal impressions and inscriptions (ff. 1v, 86v): mālikuhu khātimuh (seal:) Rukn al-Dīn al-Ḥusaynī [Emperor Farrukhsiyar regnal year] 3, 1127/1715

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 154 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 203 × 115 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 5 Muḥarram 1035 AH; 7 October 1625 CE ; India or Iran

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/3_f019r


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