Delhi Persian 977 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Biography of Ahmad Khattu, Sufi saint
1 copy of Tuḥfat al-majālis by Maḥmūd ibn Saʿd ibn Ṣadr Ṣūfī Īrajī
Posthumous collection of the sayings, doctrines, and biographical details of the celebrated Ṣūfī saint, Shaykh Aḥmad Khattū Maghribī (d. 849/1446, buried in Ahmadabad, Gujarat), by his pupil Maḥmūd ibn Saʿd ibn Ṣadr Ṣūfī Īrajī or of Erich (Jhansi district, Uttar Pradesh).
Accounts contain much social and historical detail on Delhi during the Sultanate period, as well as several quotations of Hindavī dohrahs.
The work is divided into sixty-seven brief entries called majlis summarising discussions and meetings with the saint, along with an accounts of the saint’s death and burial.
Not dated at end. The scribe is named simple as Ashraf (f. 71v).
Folios bound, but lacking original binding; wormholes along gutter.
Folio 1r preserves the draft of a letter from a Miyān Saʿd Allāh to the parents of his daughter-in-law, complaining of her separation in violent circumstances. Not dated.
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