Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1030B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Vahb-i Zubayr of Sayyid Qutb al-Din Dihlavi


1 copy of Vahb-i Zubayr by Quṭb al-Dīn Muḥammad Ashraf Ḥaydar al-Ḥusayn al-Dihlavī Khujandī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Naqshbandī treatise on z̲ikr or divine remembrances and other observations (including breathing exercises) by Sayyid [Shāh] Quṭb al-Dīn Muḥammad Ashraf Ḥaydar Ḥusayn ibn Sayyid ʿInāyat Allāh [al-Dihlavī Khujandī], the khalīfah or successor to the Naqshbandī Ṣūfī, Shaykh Muḥammad Zubayr (d. 1152/1740), in whose honour this work is named.

The work consists of three faṣl.

Arabic quotations and formulae in red ink.

Not dated at end; datable to early nineteenth century.

Scribal nastaʿlīq.

Stamped foliation.

Binding damaged (decorated paper over half leather boards, spine mostly intact), labels.

Folios mostly unbound. Minor stains and wormholes.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 32 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 239 × 189 mm.



Origin: 1830 - 1840 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876


Government of India


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