The Ma'arij al-Nubuwwah was compiled by Mu'in al-Din ibn Haji Muhammad Sharaf al-Din al-Farahi al-Haravi al-Miskin in Herat on 1 Rabi' al-'Awwal AH 891/8 March 1486.
The text comprises a detailed history of the Prophet Muhammad and consists of a long introduction, four chapters (rukn) and an epilogue. In the present example, the end of the first three sections are those that are signed by the scribe Mir Mah ibn Mir 'Arab. The scribe is unrecorded.
A copy of the text dated AH 1137/1724-25 AD is in the Edinburgh University Library (M. Ashraful Hukk, H. Ethe & E. Robertson, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library, 1925, cat. 190). In the catalogue entry the following are given as other known copies: Rieu (B.M.P. Catalogue I, p. 149 sq); Bodleian Catalogue, pp. 128-130; Aumer (Munich Catalogue, p. 100); Ethe (I.O. Catalogue, pp. 134-44); Stewart (Descriptive Catalogue, p. 22).