Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.48 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


An incomplete copy of al-Īḍāḥ fī al-furūʿ by Abū ʿAlī al-Ṭabarī and Abū al-Qāsim al-Ṣaymarī

The Exposition of Special Laws - a work on jurisprudence.

The beginning of the book has been lost.

Incipit: 56r.كتاب النكاح النكاح في اللغة عن الضم تقول العرب أنكحنا الفري فسنرى ومنه قول القائل القبور تنكح أي تضم وتجمع وفي عرف اللسان الشريعة تطلق ويراد له العقد قال الله تعالى فانكحوهن بإذن أهلهن والمراد له...
Explicit: وكذلك لو حلف لا يأكل من هذه الشاة فأكل من لبنها أو من سمنها لم يجتث الشاة لواكل فتناولت الثمن عنها لإمانته إلا منها والله الموقف والكافي وهو حسبنا ونعم الوكيل
Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, much discoloured
Extent: 344 ff.


Bad Arabic handwriting


Origin: 14th century

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on "E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", and "E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870".


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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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