Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1059B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Ashiʻʻat al-lavāʼiḥ by Anṣārī, ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd al-Ghafūr

Language(s): Persian

A commentary of Jāmī's Lavāʼiḥ by ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd al-Ghafūr al-Anṣārī, known as Amān-i Pānīpatīwho began his work after the death of his spiritual teacher Shams al-Dīn al-Lārī on 29 Ramazan 937 (16 May 1531). A marginal note gives the author's death as 958 (1551/52).

The commentary (f. 33v) is preceded by a lengthy introduction mainly on the teachings of Ibn ʻArabī.

The colophon states that this copy was made by Burhān ibn ʻAbd al-Ghafūr al-Anṣārī, Rabīʻ II 948 (July/August 1541).

ff 1v-327v; 23 lines to a page; small neat naskhi with additions in various hands; marginal comments.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. iii+328+ii
Dimensions (leaf): 244 × 144 mm.





Binding: IOL half leather red, 2 May 1915.


Origin: Rabīʻ II 948 (July/August 1541) AH ; 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

Record Sources

Based on description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/12_f085r, f. 85r.


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