Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 967B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Persian translation of Sufi work, Sharh ul-Ghausiyyah


1 copy of a work by Valī ibn Mulūk Shāh al-Ṣiddīqī al-Qādirī

Excerpt paraphrasing and expanding in Persian the Arabic treatise on the principles of mysticism, ascribed to Shaykh ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī (d. 561/1166), by the translator Valī ibn Mulūk Shāh al-Ṣiddīqī al-Qādirī, author of another work on mysticism, Naṣīḥat al-ʿārifīn.

Although the work lacks its formal title, it has been labelled Sharḥ-i Ghaws̲īyah in the colophon.

Defective at beginning.

Fine rounded Central Asian naskh with full vocalisation for Arabic quotations.

The work is bound, but lacking its original covers; water and fungal stains.

Dated colophon (f. 43v): 4 Z̲ī al-Qaʿdah [10]87/8 January 1677.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 43 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 108 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 4 Z̲ī al-Qaʿdah 1087 AH; 8 January 1677 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f021r


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