Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 13045 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: Volume containing several works called Majmū‘at al-ṣanāyi‘, مجموعة الصنايع
1. ff 1r-7r (and endpapers)

Miscellaneous verses in Persian or Turkish

The authors of Persian verses, where named are Ṭālib, طالب , ʻUrfī Shīrāzī, Muḥammad, 1555 or 6-1590 or 91, عرفى شيرازى and Shifāʼī, شفائي

Language(s): Turkish and Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 57.
2. ff 1v-2r (margins)

Literary conceits, in prose and verse

This copy contains only the very beginning of the text

Main title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 66.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 66.
3. ff 7r-31r

Min ikhtiyārāt kalām Amīr al-Muʼminīn ʻAlī

Sayings attributed to the Caliph and Imam ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭalib

Language(s): Arabic with interlineary Persian translation

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 3.
4. ff 31v-35r

Forty traditions related to the Prophet Muḥammad, with Persian renderings in verse and preface in prose

Dated about 937

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 2.
5. ff 35v-38r

Min ikhtiyārāt kalām Amīr al-Muʼminīn ʻAlī

Sayings in verse attributed to the Caliph and Imam ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭalib

Dated about 977

Language(s): Arabic with metrical Persian translation

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 3.
6. ff 38v-44r

Counsel given by ʻAlī to his son al-Ḥusayn

Dated about 977

Language(s): Arabic with Persian metrical renderings

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 3.
8. ff 47r-57r

Miscellaneous verses in Persian or Turkish

Miscellany containing hints (some in Arabic) on identifying names, the finder of a ring, and the day of the new moon; Arabic verses attributed to ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, Caliph, ca. 600-661, علي بن أبي طالب، الخليفة , ; chronograms, some associated with the Panj ganj ( پنج گنج ), of Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī, ca. 1253-1325, امير حسرو دهلوى , one with Jāmī, 1414-1492, جامى , and others with Selim I, Sultan of the Turks, 1470-1520, سليم‏ , and other Ottoman notables; qiṭaʼāt; numerous ghazals (some in Ottoman) by Jalīlī; and three rebāʻīs and a fard

Language(s): Persian, Turkish abd Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 57.
9. ff 57v-54v

A tarjīʻ poem in 21 stanzas attributed to Awḥad al-Dīn-i Kirmānī, d. 697/1298

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 40.
11. ff 85v-106r
Title: Lamaʻāt
Title: لمعات

Dated about 937

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 8.
12. ff 106v-107v
Title: Faqrnāmah

A brief tract on some principles of Sufism

Dated about 937

Language(s): Arabic with Persian verses

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 10.
13. ff 108v-114v

An untitled text on faqr or poverty in the spiritual sense

Preceeded by two ghazals by one Shaykh Muḥammad and followed by two rubāʻīs

Dated about 937

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 10.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 10.
14. ff 115v-122r

Apparently an extract from Zād-i ākhirat ( زاد آخرت ), a treatise on ethics and spirituality here attributed to Ghazzālī, 1058-1111 >

Dated 938

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 10.
15. ff 122v-134r

A text on three types of traveller on the Sufi Path, and ten principles of Sufism

Dated 938

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 10.
16. ff 136v-155r

A treatise on prosody

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 65.
17. ff 157v-162r

A collection of anecdotes about the controversial Sufi al-Ḥusayn ibn Manṣūr al-Ḥallāj, d. 309/922, حلاج، الحسين ابن منصور

With amendments in pencil

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 57.
18. ff 162v-166r

A tract on Sufism partly in verse, here attributed to ʻAbd Allāh Anṣārī

Dated 937

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, pages 10-11.
21. ff 173v-181r

Poems, almost entirely rubāʻiyyāt, from the Dīvān-i Kātibī, ديوان كاتبی

Dated 937

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 41.
22. ff 181v-190r
Title: Mas̲navī
Title: مثنوی

Part or the whole of an unidentified Sufi didactic poem

Followed by a few dū-baytīs and fards

Dated 937

Title has been supplied by Waley 1998, page 53.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 53.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 190 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 18 × 11 cm.

History

Origin: 16th to 18th century CE about 977 AH about 937 AH 938 AH 937 AH about 937 AH ; Ottoman Empire (?) ; Istanbul

Record Sources

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

Availability

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