Sections are dated between rabi' al-awwal and dhi'l-hajja, 1068/December, 1657-September, 1658.
The preface states that the following mathnavi was put together after having consulted over 80 other manuscripts. The work originally started in Ahan Push of Afghanistan in 1024/1615-16, followed by the second attempt in 1025/1616-17 in Peshawar, and the third attempt 1031/1621-22 in Burhanpur. The preface includes the name of the author and the scribe as : 'Abd al-Latif ibn 'Abdullah al-'Abbas, who gives the date of completion in abjad equalling 1032/1622-3.
The author of the preface and the scribe is not recorded.