Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1011 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Spiritual discourses of Farid al-Din Mas'ud the Ganj-i Shakar


1 copy of Rāḥat al-qulūb by Shaykh Niẓām al-Dīn Muḥammad Badāʾūnī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Treatise collecting the spiritual discourses of the great Chishtī saint, Khvājah Farīd al-Dīn Masʿūd known as the Ganj-i Shakar of Ucchh or Ūch Sharīf (d. 664/1265-6), compiled by his disciple and spiritual successor, the famous Shaykh al-Mushāʾikh, Shaykh Niẓām al-Dīn Muḥammad (Aḥmad[sic]) Badāʾūnī (d. 725/1324).

Dated colophon (f. 50r): completed on Sunday morning, salkh (=29) Shaʿbān 1238/29 April 1823, in reign of Emperor Akbar II (RY omitted).

Rough and awkward nastaʿlīq tending toward taʿlīq in parts.

Infrequent annotations and corrections in margins.

Stamped foliation.

Original binding replaced by IOL red half leather covers, IOL dated stamp absent (circa 1976). Elements from earlier covers (combed marbled paper and labels from beginning matter) pasted in with flyleaves.

Folios re-edged, remounted, and rebound.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 50 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 180 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 29 Shaʿbān 1238 AH; 29 April 1823 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/1_f050r


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