Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1028 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous works on Sufism, 5 items (a-e)


Summary of Contents: Miscellaneous works on Sufism, doctrine, and poetry. Volume not dated; datable to late eighteenth century. Crude illumination at beginning. Scribal nastaʿlīq with naskh in the style of Aḥmad Nayrīzī. Stamped foliation. Binding damaged and detached from gathering; leather boards stitched into faded green coarse cotton cover or ghilāf with paper labels attached. Folios unbound and torn in parts, later repairs.
1. ff. 1v-5r

Item a.

Ṣūfī treatise on spiritual extinction or fanāʾ through union with God by Muḥammad ibn Abū Saʿīd al-Ḥasanī, but ascribed to Mīr Sayyid Muḥammad-i Kālpī, which is likely to be another form of address for the same author.

Not dated at end.

Crude illuminated ʿunvān and interlineation at beginning (ff. 1v-2r).

Nastaʿlīq, with naskh in the Nayrīzī style for Arabic passages.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
2. ff. 5r-91r

Item b.

Untitled treatise assembling miscellaneous Arabic supplications and litanies, with instructions for their use in Persian, by an unnamed compiler.

Not dated at end.

Neat naskh in the Nayrīzī style for Arabic passages.

Loose sheet of verses inserted between folios 60-61.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
3. ff. 91r-112v

Item c.

Untitled treatise recording the religious teachings of a certain Sayyid Fatḥ ʿAlī Ḥusaynī Riz̤avī Gardīzī (active circa 1750) by an unnamed author.

Not dated at end.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
4. ff. 113r-116v
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Item d.

Brief treatise on mystical knowledge by Sayyid Fatḥ ʿAlī Ḥusaynī Riz̤avī Gardīzī (active circa 1750).

Not dated at end.

5. ff. 116v-128v
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Item e.

Apologia in defence of the theological stance adopted by the poet and diarist, Shaykh Muḥammad ʿAlī ibn Abū Ṭālib Muḥammad Lāhijī Gīlānī "Ḥazīn" (d. 1180/1766) in his poetry, written by Fatḥ ʿAlī Ḥusaynī Riz̤avī Gardīzī (active circa 1750).

The work may be incomplete at end, as the text breaks off without appropriate conclusion or a colophon.

Not dated at end.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 129 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 151 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th-19th centuries 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/4_f067r


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