Delhi Persian 1007 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Rare treatise on Sufi doctrine
1 copy of Bayān al-iḥsān li-ahl al-ʿirfān by ʿAlāʾ al-Dawlah Simnānī
Rare treatise on Ṣūfī doctrine by the Qurʾān scholar and Kubravī Ṣūfī, Rukn al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Bayābānagī, known as [Abū al-Makārim] ʿAlāʾ al-Dawlah Simnānī (d. 736/1336).
The work was completed at the Bāgh-i Ṣafāʾ in Ṣūfiyābād, on 19 Ramaz̤ān 713/15 January 1314.
The work is divided into four faṣl.
Not dated at end.
Clear scribal nastaʿlīq; text occasionally damaged.
Original binding replaced by IOL red half leather covers, IOL dated stamp 25 Sep 1976.
Damaged folios cropped, remounted, and rebound.
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