Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 874 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Anīs al-ghurabāʾ by Nūr

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
Author: Nūr نور

Treatise on Sufism by an author identifying himself as Nūr, but entitled in the superscription as Quṭb-i ʿĀlam.

The work was intended to compliment the treatise Muʾnis al-fuqarāʾby a student of ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn ʿUmar Lāhawrī, which dates to the early fifteenth century. Arberry has argued this is the basis for fixing the present author’s period of work to the period immediately following the composition of the Muʾnis al-fuqarāʾ.

Dated colophon (f. 61r): completed before noon, Monday, 8 Rajab 1011/22 December 1602.

The opening folio is a replacement by the later owner, Muḥammad Karīm Allāh of Delhi.

Condition poor.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 61 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 135 mm.



Origin: 8_Rajab_1011 AH; 22 December 1602 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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