Delhi Persian 1087 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Sufi treatise on divine names
Treatise on mystical-theosophical description of the talismanic and apotropaic properties of Allāh’s sacred names by ʿĪsá ibn Qāsim ibn Yūsuf ibn Rukn al-Dīn ibn Maʿrūf ibn Shihāb al-Dīn al-Maʿrūfī al-Shihābī al-Jundī al-Sindī al-Hindī al-Birārī al-Shaṭṭārī al-Qādirī, known as ʿIshqī and entitled ʿAyn al-ʿUrafāʾ, and completed at Burhānpūr in 997/1589.
The treatise amplifies a shorted work, entitled Rawz̤at al-ḥusná (Ḥusaynī[sic]) fī sharḥ asmāʾ Allāh al-ḥusná (Ḥusaynī[sic] ), similar in subject and by the same author, completed in 989/1581.
This volume is defective, having lost around 47 folios out of a total 125 folios indicated in foliation. This copy resumes on the equivalent passage, though somewhat different in version, on folio 46r of Delhi Persian 1018.
Dated colophon (f. 78v): completed in Shavvāl 1063/August-September 1653.
Elaborate diagrams after folio 53.
Distinct scribal nastaʿlīq, occasionally transitioning to shikastah āmīz.
Occasional dense annotations in margins and interlinear spaces.
Stamped and Persian foliation.
Lacking original binding.
Binding damaged (combed marbled paper on pasteboards edged with brown leather; internal matter exposed in areas, including Kaithi accounts), labelled.
Folios unbound; cropped; heavily stained along upper and lower edges, fungal stains; wormholes, later repairs.
Condition very fragile.
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