Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1079C (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Shamāʼil al-anqiyā va dalāyil al-atqiyā by Rukn al-Dīn ʻImād

Language(s): Persian

A comprehensive treatise on Sufism during the 14th century sultanate period by Rukn al-Dīn ʻImād, also known as Rukn al-Dīn Kāshānī, written at the request of the Chishti Shaykh Burhān al-Dīn Gharīb Chishtī(d. 732/1331). Alternatively known as Shamāʼil al-anqiyā va dalāyil al-atqiyā, for another copy of this work see IO Islamic 1322 (Ethé 1836) and Delhi Persian 1079A

18-21 lines to a page; several different cursive nastaʻliq hands; rubrications; water-stained; 18th century.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 3+240+ii
Dimensions (leaf): 222 × 127 mm.





IOL half-leather.


Origin: 18th century 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

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 E207/2_f011r, f. 11r.


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