Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1017 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous works on Sufism, 2 items (a-b)


Summary of Contents: Miscellaneous collection of works on eschatology and ethics. Volume not dated. Scribal nastaʿlīq by same hand throughout. Limited annotations in margins. Stamped foliation. Lacking original binding. Binding damaged (torn combed marbled paper on detached pasteboards with leather edging, missing spine), labelled. Additional loose folded paper wrapper (detached sheet from EIC legal collection, mentioning Act XXVI of 1850), watermarked ([SA]UNDERS & CO 1849), torn, creased, and stained. Folios unbound, detached from boards; wormholes, later repairs. Condition fragile.
1. ff. 1v-21v

Item a.

Untitled treatise, conventionally entitled Āghāz va anjām, on Shīʿī eschatology, covering the resurrection, last judgement, and scenarios for subsequent existence by Nāṣir al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥasan al-Ṭūsī (d. 672/1273-4).

The work is divided into 20 sections termed faṣl listed in the introduction.

Not dated at end.

Scribal nastaʿlīq.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
2. ff. 22r-47v

Item b.

Treatise abridging the Akhlāq-i Nāṣirī on Sufism and ethics by the same author, Nāṣir al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥasan al-Ṭūsī (d. 672/1273-4), adapted at the suggestion on the Ilkhanid courtier, Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Juvaynī.

The work is divided into six sections termed bāb listed in the introduction.

Not dated at end.

Scribal nastaʿlīq.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 47 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 228 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f052r


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