Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1121 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Maʻārif by Aḥmad Rūmī, active 14th century

Language(s): Persian

Maʻārif (معارف), a miscellany by Aḥmad Rūmī (fl.c. 700/1299) on religious subjects in prose and verse. Divided into 40 chapters it is similar in style to his Daqāʼiq al-ḥaqāʼiq (Delhi Persian 991) and consists mostly of mystical interpretations of passages from the Qurʼan and Hadith.

135 ff.; 21 lines to a page; neat nastaʻliq; rubrications; slightly worm-eaten and water-stained.

Dated at Mashhad, 12 Rabiʻ I 995 (20 Feb. 1587).

Title: Maʻārif
Title: معارف

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 135 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 245 × 155 mm.






Origin: 12 Rabiʻ I 995 (20 Feb. 1587) AH ; Mashhad (Iran)

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 E207/1_f058r, f. 58r.


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