Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 986 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Miftāḥ al-karāmāt by Fāz̤il ibn Shaykh Fīrūz

Language(s): Persian

A collection of 40 anecdotes by Fāz̤il ibn Shaykh Fīrūz, illustrating the life and sayings of a 17th century Sufi saint Abū Yūsuf  Muḥyī al-Dīn Yaḥyā Madanī. This work is, according to the author, an abridgement of a much longer work by him entitled Miftāḥ al-karāmāt.

15 lines per page; nastaʻliq; black ink with rubrications; margins ruled in red and blue; worm-eaten and water-stained.

Dated 6 Ẕū al-Qaʻdah 1229 (20 October 1814).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. ii+139+i
Dimensions (leaf): 219 × 135 mm.






Origin: 6 Ẕū al-Qaʻdah 1229 (20 October 1814) AH ; 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

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 E207/3_f082r, f 82r)


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