Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1038 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Treatise on Sufism by the Makhdum Jahaniyan Jahan Gasht


1 copy of Sirāj al-hidāyah by Makhdūm Jahāniyān Jahān Gasht, Jalāl al-Dīn, -1383

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Fragment of a treatise by the Ṣūfī saint, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Jalāl al-Dīn Ḥusayn ibn Aḥmad ibn Ḥusayn al-Bukhārī al-Ḥusaynī, known as the Makhdūm Jahāniyān Jahān Gasht (d. 785/1384), dealing with broad aspects of theology, ritual, jurisprudence, literature, and dietetics.

The work consists of nine bāb.

Defective at beginning.

Order of folios is somewhat confused.

Dated colophon (f. 183r): completed midday on Sunday, 6 Z̲ū al-Qaʿdah 1130/1 October 1718.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 183 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 241 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 6 Z̲ū al-Qaʿdah 1130 AH; 1 October 1718 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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_f026r


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