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with orders to bring him to Samerkund with the greatest honour and respect: I also prepared a great banquet for him, and assembled all the chiefs, the Syeds, and the learned, to meet him, and gave to the whole assembly, abundance to eat and to drink, and conferred dresses of honour, and presents of jewels and horses on every one according to his rank, and having made them all happy, I dismissed them.-Farewell, Farewell.

Here ends the Book called the Tuarikh Mubarik Shāhy, (History of the illustrious Monarch) which contains the Military Regulations of Timur Shāh Saheb Kerany, compiled by himself. (See Appendix No. 9.)

Conclusion of Colonel Davy's MS.*

* This Conclusion is certainly a mistake of the copyist, as I have found in two other MSS. belonging to Colonel Davy, a further continuation of the history, but they both end in the following curious


"Be it known that from this (Majlis) place, (page 284 of Petis de la Croix) to the time of the Emperor's making his last testament, in the plains of (Kheta) Tartary, together with his Institutes, nearly forty thousand (Byts) lines are deficient or obliterated."

"If it please God to grant me health and strength, it shall be compleated." (Appendix No. 10.)


Page 133, for Book V. read Book VI.


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بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

حمد بلیغ سبحاني را که بمقتضاي كريمه انا جعلنا خليفت في الارض عنقاي بقاي سلطنت صاحبقراني را ببال اقبال جهان گشاي بر قلعه قاف گيتي ستاني اشیان فرمود سپاس بیقياس يزداني را که صولت خلافت و دودمان تيموري را بجهت رواج دين مبين محمدي و تجديد شريعت غراي مصطفي برجميع سلاسل سلاطين عالم برتر ومعظم داشت و ستایش بیشمار جهان افريني را که همچنان دايره افلاک و عناصر ومواليد بمركز عالم قوام داد و دایره سلطنت عظمی را بذات كثير البركات شهنشاه جم جاه بمصداق كريمه السلطان العادل ظل الله حافظ بلادُ اللهِ ثبات و بقا داده


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اما بعد المحتاج الي رحمة ربه الهادي ابو طالب الحسيني بعز عرض باريافتگان پایه سریر میرساند که در حرمین اشرفین درکتب خانه جعفر حاكم يمن كتابي تركي ديدم از ملفظات عالي حضرت جنت مكاني فردوس اشيانه صاحب قراني غفران الله تعالي که وقایع خود


از سن هفت سالگي

تا هفتاد و یک سالكي

که بچه کیفیت خود بمرتبه سلطنت راسانیدم

چون عبارات و الفاط تركي و عربي قريب الفهم نبود عبارت شکسته ریخته معلق انرا از تُركي بفارسي نقل نمودم

الله تعالي ذات كامل الصفات عالي حضرت خاقاني صاحب قرآن ثاني را از حوادث دوران محفوظ و مصيون داراد وظل سلطنت و عدالت این بادشاه عادل را بر مفارق عالمیان گسترده داراد


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فرزندانِ مُلک گیر کامکار و نباير ذوي القدر جهاندار و غيره معلوم


اوسن اوله كم عالي مقام او ندانستم کم روین

مقام يلقان اولمش كم ايتمش كشي برم

لوايح وقايع خودرا بنابر این بتركي انشاء نمودم که هریک از نبایر من که بر تخت سلطنت صعود نماید و دولت سلطنت مراکه برنجها و محنتها و قدا قيها و جنگها بتايد رباني و نصرت محمدي صلي الله اليه وسلم بچنگ اورده ام نگاهباني نموده بدین ترک عمل نمایند تا دولت وسلطنت ایشان از خلل و زوال ایمن گردد


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Shykh (Sudder Addyn) Sefy was rendered famous by his posterity; he asserted that he was descended from Aly, son-in-law of Muhammed, and resided in the city of Ardebil, province of Azerbijān, and was reputed as a Saint. Tamerlane held him in such esteem, that at his request he gave him all the captives that he had taken in Asia Minor.

All these captives who owed their lives and liberty to the Shykh, evinced the greatest gratitude to him, and cultivated his friendship by rich presents, and frequently visiting him, in such a manner, that his reputation rose very high; he left several children, who became very powerful.

It was from Shykh Sefy that the royal family of Sophys of Persia were descended.

D'Herbelot, Bibliothèque Oriental.


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Syed Mahmud, commonly known by the name of Geesū Derāz, (long hair) became a very celebrated Saint in Hindustan; his tomb yet exists in the vicinity of Kulberga, in the Dekhan, and is still resorted to by numerous Muhammedan pilgrims. He wrote several treatises on Sufyism, four of which are described in the Catalogue of Tippoo Sultan's Library, No. 17 to 20.

I take the opportunity of mentioning, that although Muhammed declared that he would have no monks in his religion, yet it abounds with more orders of them under the denomination of Fakeers, Dervishes, and Sufies, than exist in any Catholic country, and the number of Saints equals that in the Roman Kalendar. The tenets of the Sufies resemble those of the Mystics and Quietists of Europe. The Shykhs or Presidents of these monasteries are supposed to possess a prescience of events, and some of them the power of performing miracles.

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