Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4764 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Akhbār al-akhyār fī asrār al-abrār by ʻAbd al-Ḥaqq ibn Sayf al-Dīn Dihlavī, 1551-1642

Lives of 255 Indian saints, preceded by an account of ʻAbd al-Qādir Jīlānī, عبد الفادر جيلاني , and followed by a section on the author’s own life and ancestors

Completed in 999

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 19.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 417 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 14 × 25 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Seal dated 1183


Origin: 18th century? CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on U. Sims-Williams: Handlist of Islamic manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library 1938-85. London, 1986


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