Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 5740 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Maktūbāt by Manīrī, Sharaf al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá, d. 1380?

Title: Maktūbāt

A collection of 151 treatises on Sufism, addressed to Shaykh ‘Umar of Unglī and other Shaykhs including Shaykh Sulaymān, Malik Maḥmūd, Qāz̤ī Muḥammad, and Qāz̤ī Sharaf al-Dīn

Made in 769 by Zayn-i Badr-i ‘Arabī

Incomplete at the end

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Meredith-Owens 1968, page 3.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 322 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 12.5 cm.


Origin: 17th – 18th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.


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