<p style='text-align: justify;'>This very rare copy of the <i>Masnavī-yi Miṣbāḥ</i> (Couplets of the Light) also known as the <i>Miṣbāḥ al-Rashīdī</i> (Lamp of Rashīdī) after its author, Rashīd al-Dīn Muḥammad Bīdvāzī (fl. late-15th century) Born in the village of Bidavaz near Mashhad in Khurasan, he later became a disciple of Shaykh ‘Abd Allāh Barzishābādī (1387–1467) of the Kubravīyah Sufi order. Inspired by the <i>Masnavī-yi Ma‘navī</i> (Spiritual Couplets) of Jalāl al-Dīn Rumī (1207–1273), the author devotes three sections to the themes of love, dissolution, and longing. He completed this poem in 852 AH (1488–89 CE).</p>
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