Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4592 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Nuzhat al-arvāḥ by Mīr Fakhr al-Sādāt Ḥusainī, d. after 720/1320

An indifferent copy of the well-known Sufi miscellany

On the fly-leaf this manuscript is described as a commentary (sharḥ), but this is not correct

Filiation: See Ethe 1903-1937, no 1821. or I.O. Islamic 1430 (British Library).
Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 376.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 132 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 10.3
Dimensions (written): 8.5 × 4.8 in.


Inelegant Indian naskh


Poor paper



Origin: 18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Apparently from the Delhi Collection: accessioned in 1937

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on A. J. Arberry: Hand-List of Islamic Manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library, 1936–8. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (New Series) (1939), 71: pp 353-396


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