Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Ind. Inst. Arab. 4 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Bidāyat al-mubtadiʼ by Marghīnānī, ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr, d. 1196 or 7

with the authorʼs own commentary al-Hidāyah

second half only, i.e. Kitāb al-buyūʻ, and apparently not completed by the scribe; occasional marginal glosses

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 376

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 345 ff.


Origin: n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

[Any information about a single identifiable episode in the life of the manuscript between origin and acquisition]

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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