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Title: Itḥāf al-dhakī
Full Title: Itḥāf al-dhakī bi-sharḥ al-tuḥfah al-mursalah ilā al-nabī
Author: Ibrāhīm ibn Ḥasan al-Kūrānī
Place, Date of Birth: Shahrazur, Iraqi Kurdistan, Persia, 1616
Place, Date of Dead: Medina, 1690
Place of Activity: Medina
Language: Arabic
Script: Arabic
Subject Matter: Sufism
Genre: Prose
Date of Autograph (century): 17
Found in : Johns 1978: 469-485; Johns 1981: 432-433; Azra 2004: 133-35; Nafi 2002: 307-355; Fathurahman 2008.

This text contains both the author's commentary and explanation of al-Tuḥfah al-Mursalah ilā al-Nabī, another mystical work deals with the teachings of Seven Grades (Martabat Tujuh) and Unity of God (Waḥdat al-Wujūd) written by an Indian Muslim scholar, Faḍl Allāh al-Hindī al-Burhānpūrī (d. 1619).

In the beginning of the text, the author explains that he wrote this work to respond a repeatedly request from a number of Malay Muslim scholars, or Jamā‘at al-Jāwīyīn, to write an explanation of the Sufi doctrine, discussed in the al-Tuḥfah, which appropriate to the essential principles in the Koran and the Tradition (hadīth). This request was submitted by the Jamā‘at al-Jāwīyīn regarding the missunderstanding among the ordinary people in the Malay world, or Bilād Jāwah, surrounding the doctrine.

The oldest copy of this work is preserved at the Fazil Ahmed Pasa Collection of the Sulemaniye Library in Istanbul, and refers to 1076/1665 as the date of copying.