Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1115 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Miscellaneous collection on Sufism, 2 items (a-b)


Summary of Contents: Miscellaneous collection of works on Sufism, comprised chiefly of an untitled treatise by Muḥammad ibn ʿImād Sanjānī(fl. 770/1368-9). Volume not dated; item b dated 1116/1704. Nastaʿlīq, with naskh for Arabic; multiple scribes, two identified. Stamped foliation. Lacking binding or dust wrapper. Folios unbound and loose; wormholes, stains, creases and tears. Condition fragile.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

1. ff. 1A-1Cr
Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Item a.

Selected excerpt from a larger unidentified collection of official correspondence, beginning (on folio 1Br) maktūb-i shaṣt va hashtum, on the subject of the pillar of light in the period of the twelfth imām, by an unnamed author.

Folio 1Av contains ten gridded vifq al-aʿdād or magical squares.

Not dated at end.

2. ff. 1v-190r

Item b.

Untitled Sufi treatise on the philosophy and transmission of knowledge according to Islamic sources and doctrine by Muḥammad ibn ʿImād Sanjānī, who travelled from the Jazīrah(Iraq) to Hindūstān(northern India), and thence to Rūm(Anatolia), completing the work in 770/1368-9.

Dated colophon (f. 190r): first half (niṣf-i avval) completed by Rawshan ʿAlī Multānī and the second half (niṣf-i ākhar) by Nūr Muḥammad Multānī for Muḥammad ʿAẓmat Afghān Yūsufzay, in qaṣbah Shūrkūt( Shorkot, Jhang District, Punjab), 1116/1704.

The paper on folios 152-175 is tinted pale orange.

Nastaʿlīq, with naskh for Arabic.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 190 ff. (+3)
Dimensions (leaf): 286 × 168 mm.



Origin: 1116 AH (1704 CE) at Shorkot, Jhang District, Punjab, Pakistan India, Shorkot

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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