Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 679C (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Shavāhid al-nabūvat li-taqvīyat al-yaqīn ahl al-futūvah by Jāmī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Islamic history dealing with historical and traditional evidence for the prophecy of Muḥammad, by the Naqshbandī Sufi and saint, Nūr al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Hiravī Jāmī (d. 989/1492).

The treatise was completed after the Nafaḥāt al-uns, in 885/1480.

The work comprises of a preface, muqaddimah, seven rukn, concluding with a khātimah.

Dated colophon (f. 343r): completed 5 Jumādá al-S̲ānī RY 27 [Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I], 1094/1 June 1683.

Scribal nastaʿlīq tending to shikastah āmīz on papers tinted pale brown (turning cream after f. 171); occasional use of naskh for Arabic text.

Stamped foliation.

Binding damaged (combed marbled paper over delaminating pasteboards, edged with brown leather, exposed inner matter); labels.

Folios unbound; wormholes, cropped, distinct water stains along upper edge, later repairs.

Condition fragile.

Author: Jāmī جامى

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 343 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 256 × 151 mm.



Origin: 5_Jum-II_1094 AH; 1 June 1683 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


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