Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 2576 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A copy of the the Dalāʼil al-khayrāt from Hārer (Ethiopia) A collection of prayers for the prophet Muhammad, including a description of his tomb. It is the most popular work of Muslim devotion in Africa, used both for private prayer and meditation and for recitation at public festivals and ceremonies.

Physical Description

Form: other
Support: Paper
Extent: 136 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 33 × 24 cm.
Dimensions (written): 29 × 17

Layout

20 lines to a page

Hand(s)

Written in black ink with the name of God in red

Scribe: Zubair Ibn Adam Adam.

Decoration

Binding

On loose leaves, which are sewn together along the inner margin. The gathering within a loose single piece of leather.

Condition

Some outer leaves may be missing and the outer 10-15 leaves are damaged in varying degrees.

History

Origin: Hārer (Ethiopia); 18th Century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated by David McKitterick in 2018

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

CUL

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