Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4396 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

St Augustine's College Collection

Mi'yar-i salikan-i tariqat of Qani' Shirazi


1 copy of Miʿyār-i sālikān-i ṭarīqat by Mīr ʿAlī Shīr "Qāniʿ"

Collection of hagiographic entries by Mīr ʿAlī Shīr "Qāniʿ" Shīrāzī Ḥusaynī, written in 1202/1787-8

The work consists of an epilogue or muqaddimah on the nature of prophecy and imamte, followed by a fātiḥah on the symbology of sufi paraphernalia and ritual. This is succeeded by 12 chapters termed miʿyār, each covering a century of the Hegira, concluding with a khatimah

Not dated

Scribe: Ghulām Ḥusayn, darvīsh-i sabzpūsh, resident of Thatha (Sind)

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 297 ff. (xv + 282)
Dimensions (leaf): 333 × 206 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1882 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/9_f233r


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