Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 1362 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Asian and African Studies Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Nafaḥāt al-uns by 2 authors

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Rieu 1876-83, page 350.
For a more detailed description see Titley 1977, page 69.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 401 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 26.2 × 15.2 cm.





17 miniatures

1 illumination

Fish rising to the surface of the stream as Ibrāhīm Sa'd walked by watched by Abū'l-Hāriṣ al-Ūlāsī.

Abū 'Abdullah Maḥdī Bāvardī made an apprentice by Abu Ḥafṣ (the blacksmith) burnt his hand when distracted by a blind man. Mirānand.

The elephant which spared the life of Abū 'Abdullah al-Ḳulānas because he had taken no part in the slaughter of her calf.

Abū Bakr Ḳaṣrī on the bazaar roof where men were playing nard and chess. Narsingh.

Abū'l-Adyān sitting on a mat over a fire watched by Zoroastrians. Daulat.

A vision of future married bliss for Abū Bakr Duḳḳī as foreseen by Abu'l Ḥusain Ḳarāfī. 'Ādil?.

'Abd al-Raḥim Iṣṭakhrī praying whilst out hunting, watched by a young man. 'Ādil?.

Abu Ṭālib ibn Khazraj overcome by the thought of his sins.

Abū'l-'Abbās al-Ḳaṣsāb al-Āmulī who cured a lame camel in the bazaar at Āmul by praying for it.

Shaikh al-Islām Aḥmad al-Nāmiḳī al-Jāmī who attempted to fetch wine with an ass but it refused to move until he swore to give up wine. Bālchand (damaged).

Abū 'Ali Farmadī at the public baths at Nishapur.

Najm al-Dīn al-Ḳubrā who had power over animals giving a sparrow strenght to defeat a hawk. Mādhū.

Raẓi al-Dīn 'Ali Lālā al-Ghaznavī dreaming about the ladder leading to heaven and the man on it, Najm al-Dīn al-Ḳubrā.

Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī visiting 'Aṭṭār at Nishapur, when 'Aṭṭār presented him with a copy of the Asrārnāmeh.

Muḥyī al-Dīn 'Abd al-Ḳādir Jīlī (i.e. al-Jīlānī) spared by the thieves who looted the caravan because he gave them his money. Khem Karan.

Abū'l-Ghaiṣ Jamīl al-Yamanī making the lion carry the wood after it had killed his ass.

Sarī al-Saḳatī watching his chiled being lulled out of the millstream by its mother.


Bound in painted covers


Origin: Agra; 1012 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Ch. Rieu: Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the British Museum. London, 1879-1883


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