Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1004 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Treatise on Qadiri Sufism by Prince Dara Shukoh


1 copy of Risālah-'i ḥaqq numā by Dārā Shukūh

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Brief treatise introducing from the Qādirī Ṣūfī perspective the four realms of existence (nāsūt, jabarūt, lāhūt, and huvīyat) by the Timurid or Mughal prince, Sulṭān Muḥammad Dārā Shukūh (d. 1069/1658), who calls himself here Dārā Shukūh Qādirī Ḥanafī.

The work was completed on the eve of Friday, 8 Rajab 1055/30 August 1645.

The treatise consists of four sections, each dealing with a particular state of being.

Dated colophon (f. 12r): completed by ʿAbd al-Khāliq in Shāhjahānābād, 3 Ṣafar 1147/5 July 1734.

Occasional annotations and corrections in margins.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 12 ff. (+1)
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 165 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 3 Ṣafar 1147 AH; 5 July 1734 CE Shāhjahānābād ; India, Delhi

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f064r


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