Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 999 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Sharḥ-i taʻarruf

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Khulāṣah-'i Sharḥ-i taʻarruf, an abstract begun in 710 (1310) by an unnamed author, of the commentary of Abū Ibrāhīm Ismāʻīl ibn Muḥammad al-Bukhārī al-Mustamlīon the well-known compendium of Sufi doctrine al-Taʻarruf li-madhhab al-taṣawwufby the 10th century theologian al-Kalābādhī.

The Arabic text of Kalābādhī is not reproduced, except in verse passages, but only a Persian paraphrase and short commentary.

19 lines to a page; good nastaʻlīq; rubrications; slightly worm-eaten and water-stained.

17th century.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. iii+277+ii
Dimensions (leaf): 239 × 140 mm.





IOL half-leather scarlet


Origin: 17th century CE ;

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 E207/1_f004r, f. 4r.


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