Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1175 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous works on Sufism, 3 items (a-c)


Summary of Contents: Miscellaneous works on Chishti Sufism and poetry. Volume not dated; items band c dated, 17 Ṣafar-19 Rabīʿ I 1149/27 June-28 July 1736. Large and rough scribal nastaʿlīq and shikastah āmīz hands. Stamped foliation. Lacks original covers. Binding damaged and detached from gathering; leather boards with exterior edged with narrow band of gilt tooled Greek key design, doublure of pebble marbled paper with leather edged in narrow band of gilt tooled floral scroll. Original European-style opening bears the ex libris of John Lyall Findon (motto: An I May), reused and inverted with the addition of Persian paper labels on exterior. Folios unbound, stains, wormholes, later repairs. Condition fragile. IOL microfilm detailed below.
1. ff. 1v-85v

Item a.

Incomplete fragment of an untitled Ṣūfī mas̲navī by an unnamed author breaking off abruptly without conclusion.

Defective at end.

Not dated at end.

Text organised in irregular multidirectional layouts.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
2. ff. 88v-128v

Item b.

Treatise on the Chishtī branch of Qādirī Sufism ascribed to the saint, Khvājah Muʿīn al-Dīn Chishtī Sijzī, although this is considered improbable by Levy.

Dated colophon (f. 128v): 17 Ṣafar in RY 18 of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh, 1149/27 June 1736.

See IOL microfilm 38.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
3. ff. 129r-134r

Item c.

Untitled treatise on Sufism quoting a large number of poems in support, by an unnamed author.

The work terminates with the quotation of a Hindi verse by Kabīr.

Dated colophon (f. 134r): completed by Ākhūnd ʿAbd al-Vāsiʿ at the order of a certain Sativāsī Baygum'jīv, Sunday, 19 Rabīʿ I in RY 18 of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh, (1149)/28 July 1736.

See IOL microfilm 38.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 134 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 17 Ṣafar-19 Rabīʿ I 1149 (27 June 1736 - 28 July 1736) AH ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/10_f048r


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