Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 694 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Fīhi mā fih by Rūmī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Substantial fragment from the mystical treatise collecting biographical anecdotes and maxims from the life of the Sufi poet and saint Jalāl al-Dīn al-Balkhī Rūmī (d. 672/1273), compiled by his son Sulṭān Valad or Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad (d. 712/1312).

The work is divided into seventy-two discourses.

Defective at end.

Not dated at end. Datable to the late seventeenth century.

Shikastah āmīz.

Not foliated.

Lacking original binding.

Binding damaged (combed marble paper with brown leather edging over delaminating pasteboards), labels.

Author: Rūmī رومى

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 79 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 220 × 122 mm.



Origin: Second half of the 17th century 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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