Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 960 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous Sufi works


Summary of Contents: Collection of three Sufi biographical and epistolary works, endorsed on a flyleaf as Maktūbāt-i mukarrar-i Ḥaz̤rat-i Mujaddid. Heavily annotated in parts. Not dated. Transcribed by multiple hands in rough shikastah, often illegible. Edges cropped. Detached binding; marbled paper on exterior; descriptive labels missing; fragile.
1. ff. 1-122v

Untitled account of the Naqshbandī leader, Shaykh Aḥmad Sihrindī (usually Sarhindī), titled Mujaddid-i Alf-i S̲ānī, whose spiritual genealogy is traced back to the Caliph ʿUmar ibn al-Khattāb. This is followed by a number of letters, mainly Sufi in subject matter.

Not dated.

Language(s): Persian
2. ff. 126-139v

Untitled disquisition on the esoteric significance of the names of God.

Author not identified.

Not dated.

Language(s): Persian
3. ff. 140r-156v

Collection of miscellaneous letters, theological compositions and poems (manqabat or qaṣīdah) on Naqshbandī Sūfī themes, with occasional blank pages separating compositions

Not dated.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 213 × 155 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/11_f007r


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