The manuscript begins with the hundred sayings of Imam 'Ali (the Mi'ah Kalima in Arabic or the Sad Kalima in Persian), with the Persian versification by Rashid al-Din Muhammad bin Muhammad 'Abd al-Jalil al-'Umari, known as Rashid-i Vatvat or "swallow" on account of his small size (d. AH 578/1182 AD). Rashid-i Vatvat held the post of chief secretary under the two Khwarizmshahi rulers - Atsiz (AH 535-51/1140-56 AD) and his son Arslan (AH 551-68/1156-72 AD). He paraphrased in Persian quatrains the hundred maxims of the Imam ‘Ali bin Abu Talib (Charles Rieu, Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the British Museum, vol.II, London, 1966, pp.553-54, no. Add.16,791)
The manuscript ends with the poet Jami's Persian versification of the Arba'in, the Forty Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad which was completed by him in AH 886/1480 AD.