Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 630 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Ḥaz̤arāt al-quds by Badr al-Dīn ibn Ibrāhīm Sihrindī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Substantive Naqshbandī Sufi hagiographical collection by Badr al-Dīn ibn Ibrāhīm Sirhindī (of present Sirhind), dealing with the virtues of important figures from the Caliph Abū Bakr to the formation of the Mujaddidī branch of the Naqshbandīyah silsilah in India, under the Mujaddid-i alf-i s̲ānī, Shaykh Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Aḥad ibn Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn al-Fārūqī al-Kābulī al-Naqshbandī(d. 1034/1624).

Colophon not dated (f. 183v): completed by Muḥammad Zamān the kātib(scribe).

Neat scribal naskh throughout.

Annotations in margins.

Foliation in pencil throughout.

Rebound in IOL red half leather binding, stamp dated 15 Jul 1966.

Folios rebound and remounted onto paper apertures; wormholes, stains, smudging, creasing.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 183 ff. (+2)
Dimensions (leaf): 269 × 165 mm.



Origin: 1630 - 1699 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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