Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 995 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of ​Khulāṣat al-maʻārif by Muḥammad Fāz̤il ibn ʻAbd Allāh

Language(s): Persian

​ On the fundamental beliefs of Islam as interpreted by the Naqshbandi order. The author may be one Muḥammad Fāz̤il ibn ʻAbd Allāh mentioned in the colophon. The work includes many verses by the author himself and others.

​ The introduction is missing and the work begins on folio 6, according to the original numbering, with a masnavi on الم.

​ ​ff. 159; 19 lines to a page; fair nastaʻliq; copyist: Muḥammad Fāz̤il ibn ʻAbd Allāh; rubrications; early 19th century.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. i+159+i
Dimensions (leaf): 235 × 168 mm.


​ fair nastaʻliq, copied by ​Muḥammad Fāz̤il ibn ʻAbd Allāh




Plain leather islamic binding, originally with a flap (now missing).


Origin: Early 19th century 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

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 E207/11_f052r, f. 52r.


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