Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 11310 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Volume containing several works

1. ff 2r-23r

A commentary in Dakani prose on Marghūb al-qulūb ( مرغوب القلوب ), a mas̲navī poem on Sufism and ethics popularly attributed to Shams-i Tabrīzī, d. 1247. The commetary is attributed in the manuscript to Burhān al-Dīn Jānam, d. 1007/1598, but is considered by some scholars to be the work of Shāh Mīrānjī Shams al-ʻUshshāq, d. 994/1586 or of Shāh Mīrānjī Khudānumā

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 11.
4. ff 25r-34r

An untitled and anonymous treatise on aspects of Sufism

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 11.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 11.
11. ff 62v (lines 6-10)
Title: Tārīkh
Title: تاریخ

Chronogram for the death of Shāh Amīn al-Dīn ʻAlī Aʻlà, d. 1085/1674, شاه امین الدین علی اعلی

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 59.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 59.
12. ff 62v (lines 11-14)
Title: Munājāt

Verses on good and evil, from the Munājāt of ʻAbd Allāh Anṣārī

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 59.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 59.
15. ff 106r-111v

A treatise on various aspects of Sufism, including quotations from the Qurʼān and Traditions and a couplet in Dakani by Shāh Mīrānjī Shams al-ʻUshshāq, d. 994/1586

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 11.
18. ff 116v (lines 1-5)
Title: Khayāl
Title: خیال

Anonymous Persian verses, concerning the merits of dervishes

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 59.
20. ff 116v (lines 9-18)
Title: Mufradāt

Anonymous Persian and Dakani verses on Sufism and ethics

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 59.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 59.
29. ff 130v-131r

An anecdote about a physician who gave Junayd ibn Muḥammad, Abū al-Qāsim, d. 910?of Baghdad, أبو القاسم الجنيد بن محمد , a “medicine” against sin also in Or. 9700 (British Library)., text 4

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 59.
30. ff 131r-131v

Two verses one attributed to Saʻdī, سعدی شيرازی ; a prayer in Arabic for a Sufi shaykh Pīr-i Dastgīr, پیر دستگیر ; and a chronogram for the death of Shāh Amīn al-Dīn ʻAlī Aʻlà, d. 1085/1674, شاه امین الدین علی اعلی ,

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 59.
39. ff 158r-159r

A treatise in Dekani and Persian concerning Sufi teachings about God and the love for God

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 11.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 11.
40. f 159r (lines 5-9)
Title: Untitled

An unidentified Persian verse on Sufi metaphysics

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 59.
41. f 159r (lines 10-20)

Verses from a ghazal here incorrectly attributed to Ḥāfiẓ, 14th cent., ‏حافظ

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 60.
48. f 170v (lines 9-11)
Title: رباعى

A philosophical quatrain

Main title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 60.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 60.
49. f 171r

Verses, including a bayt attributed to Jāmī, 1414-1492, جامى

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 60.
50. ff 158r-159r

A treatise on the principles and courtesies of following the Sufi Way

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 12.
52. ff 171v-184r
Meredith-Owens 1968, page 8.
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 186 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.

History

Origin: Early 12th century AH ; Deccan

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on M. I. Waley: Supplementary handlist of Persian manuscripts, 1966-1998. London, 1998

Availability

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