Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 672/2 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Sanavāt al-atqiyāʾ by Badr al-Dīn ibn Ibrāhīm Sihrindī

Language(s): Persian

Second volume of an extensive hagiographic collection, assembling almost a thousand biographical entries from the time of Adam to the period of completion mentioning the death of Empress Mumtāz Maḥall(Z̲ī al-Qaʿdah 1044/April 1635), compiled by Badr al-Dīn ibn Shaykh Ibrāhīm Sihrindī, a disciple of the Naqshbandī Sufi, 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).

The author wrote another hagiographic collection devoted to the biographies of members of the Naqshbandīyah Order, entitled Ḥaz̤arāt al-quds.

Not dated at end. See dated colophon (f. 337r) of Delhi Persian 672/3.

Neat nastaʿlīq.

Annotations and corrections.

Binding, red half leather IOL covers, stamp dated 30 Aug 1976.

List of entries appended to the beginning, see ff. IIv-XVIIr of volume I (Delhi Persian 672/1).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Gauze overlay
Extent: 167 ff. (ff. 97-264)
Dimensions (leaf): 295 × 180 mm.



Origin: 27_Safar_1085 AH; 2 June 1674 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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