Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1036 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Silk al-suluk by Nakhshabi


1 copy of Silk al-sulūk by Z̤iyāʾ al-Dīn Nakhshabī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Treatise epitomising Sufism, its technical terms and principles, in refine prose and verse by Z̤iyāʾ al-Dīn Nakhshabī (d. 751/1350), author of the famous collection of tales, Ṭūṭī'nāmah.

The work comprises a hundred and fifty-one aphorisms, each termed silk.

Dated colophon (f. 118v): completed by Muḥammad Riz̤āʾ ibn Muḥammad Anbiyāʾ, descendent of Shaykh ʿAbd A[llāh] Abdāl (?) and Shaykh Sulaymān Ghaws̲ Ṣiddīqī, resident of Chanderi, Friday, 15 Jumādá II in RY 29 of Emperor Awrangzīb (ʿĀlamgīr I), 1096/19 May 1685.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 118 ff. (+1)
Dimensions (leaf): 219 × 134 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 15 Jumādá II 1096 AH; 19 May 1685 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/2_f018r


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