Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1031 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Pro-Shi‘ite polemical treatise


Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Fragment from a larger untitled polemical Sufi treatise in support of the views of the Safavid Twelver Shīʿī scholar, Shaykh Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad al-ʿĀmilī (d. 1030/1621), on the nature of divine revelation and omnipotence, ritual hygiene, etcetera, by an unnamed author regarding the Shaykh as his spiritual guide.

Defective at end.

Not dated at end.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 48 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 216 × 128 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1750 - 1800 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/11_f103r


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