Delhi Persian 1138 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of a work by Khvājah Aḥrār
Untitled spiritual biography of the saint and founder of the Naqshbandī Ṣūfī order, Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad Bukhārī the Naqshband (d. 791/1388), compiled by Khvājah ʿUbayd Allāh Aḥrār (d. circa 895/1490).
Not dated at end.
Large proportions datable to mid to late sixteenth century, with replacement leaves from the seventeenth century.
Neat calligraphic nastaʿlīq.
Replacement folios 2, 154-169.
Persian and stamped foliation.
Original covers lost; front board of later delaminating leather binding only.
Folios partially bound; heavy water stains, wormholes, later repairs.
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876
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