Sultan Muhammad Khandan was a well-known nasta'liq scribe who worked in Herat and spent his early years working for Mir 'Alishir Nava'i. His numerous recorded works are dated between AH 915 (1509-10 AD) and AH 992 (1584-85 AD) (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh Nevisan, Vol. I, Tehran 1345 sh, pp. 268-71 and Karatay, 1961, cat. nos. 777 and 787).