'Abdullah Hatifi died in 927/1520-21. He was the nephew of 'Abd al-Rahman Jami and much respected by the Timurid Sultan Husayn Mirza Bayqara and his minister Mir 'Alishir. The Safavid Shah Isma'il met Hatifi on his way to fight the Uzbeks in 917/1511-12, and asked him to write a book on the royal victories, which he never completed. He was also a friend of the painter Behzad.
The colophon of this manuscript states that it was copied by Sultan 'Ali in 917/1511-12, and that he wrote it in haste. Considering this date and Hatifi's connection with the Timurid court in Herat, this must be the famous Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi.
The first miniature illustrates Layla and Majnun at school together, the second is of Majnun in the wilderness.