Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 634 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Ẕikr-i jamīʻ-i awliyā-yi Dihlī by Muḥammad Ḥabīb Allāh Akbarābādī


Summary of Contents: Lives of the saints of Delhi composed, according to a chronogram, in 1140/1727-8, arranged according to the anniversaries of their death by Muḥammad Ḥabīb Allāh ibn Shaykh Jahān Akbarābādī Dihlavī (1671 or 2 - 1747).
Title: ذکر جمیع اولیاء دهلی
Title: Ẕikr-i jamīʿ-i awliyā-yi Dihlī
Title: ذکر جمیع اولیای دهلی
Colophon: f. 116r: completed on 22 Shavvāl 1242, year 22 of Akbar Shah (19 May 1827). Copyist: Ḥusayn ʻAlī Fārūqī.

The Khātimah (ff. 114r-116r) gives a detailed account of the author’s life.

Language(s): Persian
Filiation: Other copies in the British Library: Or. 1746, and Delhi Persian 594.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. ii+116+i
Dimensions (leaf): 198 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 150 × 95 mm.

Foliated in Persian; every fifth folio numbered in pencil.




Folios have been individually mounted on guards in the 19th century.


13 lines per page.


Nastaʻlīq; copied in black ink with headings in red. Copied by Ḥusayn ʻAlī Fārūqī.


Folio 116v contains jottings.

Note on f. 1r: purchased by Muḥammad Karīm Allāh.

Endpapers are from a discarded lithograph.


19th century three-quarter leather binding with marbled boards; paper pastedowns.


Black Government of India Delhi MSS oval stamp (ff. 1r, 116v).


Origin: 22 Shavvāl 1242, year 22 of Akbar Shah (19 May 1827); CE ; India.

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by Muḥammad Karīm Allāh who was active at the beginning of the 19th century.

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876.

Acquired by the Government of India in 1876

Record Sources

Based on C.A. Storey's description in Drafts for Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. III, Mss Eur E207/9, ff. 215-18. Revised by Ursula Sims-Williams


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Microfilm IOL 3347


    For further information see C.A. Storey, Persian Literature: A Bio-bibliographical Survey, in Storey Online , vol.vi, #1349.
    Ḥabīb Allāh, 1671 or 1672-1747, Ẕikr-i jamīʿ-i awliyāʼ-i Dihlī; bih taṣḥīḥ va taʿlīqāt-i Sharīf Ḥusayn Qāsimī. Ṭūnk, Rājāsthān: ʿArabik ainḍ Parshiyan Rīsarch Insṭiṭiyūṭ, 1988.

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