Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1503 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Irshād-i mustaqīm by Amān al-Ḥaqq ibn Nūr al-Ḥaqq Dihlavī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Substantial fragment from the compendium on Islamic history and Sunnī Ḥanafī doctrine by Muftī Amān al-Ḥaqq ibn Nūr al-Ḥaqq Dihlavī.

The work was dedicated to the Timurid (Mughal) Emperor Akbar Shāh II, and completed in 1234/1818-19, around the age of fifty.

The work consists of five sections termed bāb.

Defective at end, having lost the final bāb.

Not dated at end.

Rough nastaʿlīq.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 226 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 306 × 210 mm.



Origin: Between 1820 and 1840 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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