Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1019 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Naqshbandi Sufi treatise


1 copy of Hidāyat al-ṭālibīn by Abū Saʿīd Mujaddidī Naqshbandīyah Aḥmadīyah

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Treatise on Mujaddidī Naqshbandī Sufism for novices, expanding on the writings of the Imām Rabbānī Mujaddid-i Alf-i S̲ānī Shaykh Aḥmad Fārūqī Sarhindī (d. 1034/1624), by an author who appears to have been an adherent of his teachings, named at the beginning Abū Saʿīd Mujaddidī and in the colophon Abū Saʿīd Naqshbandīyah Aḥmadīyah.

The title and author’s name is stated in the colophon alone.

The work was begun in 1225/1810 at Delhi, and completed around 1233/1818.

The work is divided into five faṣl.

Dated colophon (f. 48r): completed Friday, 23 Rajab 1249/6 December 1833.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 48 ff. (+1)
Dimensions (leaf): 216 × 129 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 23 Rajab 1249 AH; 6 December 1833 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/3_f094r


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