Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 98 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Ṣubūḥ al awrād by Fatḥ Muḥammad ibn ʿAyn al-ʿUrafāʾ

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Extensive fragment from a compendium of Sufi remembrances and litany compiled from twenty-two authorities on ḥadīs̲ and Sufism by Fatḥ Muḥammad ibn ʿAyn al-ʿUrafāʾ.

Defective at the beginning and end.

Not dated at end.

Awkward and idiosyncratic naskh hand.

Gilt rulings on folio 1r.

Stamped foliation, with earlier Persian foliation occasionally visible.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 272 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 248 × 163 mm.



Origin: Late 16th 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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