Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 8 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: Composite manuscript comprising the collection of 100 sayings attributed to 'Ali bin Abi Talib with Turkish translations, bound together with astrological and astronomical texts

Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 95 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 140 mm.

History

Origin: 16th and 17th centuries CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly part of the collection of the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland’s oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, for the John Rylands Library.

Arabic MS 8A

Contents

Summary of Contents: The collection of 100 sayings attributed to 'Ali bin Abi Talib, commonly referred to as A Hundred Sayings, with Turkish translations.
folios 1-20
Title: مائة كلمة
Title: A Hundred Sayings
Incipit: لو كشف الغطاء ما ازددت يقينا آخرت احوالى آندق كونكمه ايدور عيان
Language(s): Arabic

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787A [8A]

History

Origin: circa 1580 CE

Arabic MS 8B

Contents

Folio 22 contains a Turkish inscription bearing the date of the birth of a certain ʻAbd al-Raḥmān in Rabi' I 1060 AH/1650 CE.

folios 20b-21
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787B [8B]

History

Origin: 1060 AH (1650 CE)

Arabic MS 8C

Contents

A calendar in Turkish for the months and days of the years 990 AH/1582 CE and 991 AH/1583 CE.

folio 23
Incipit: طريق غزته نامه بودر كه هجرتك طقوز يوز طقساننده ها حرفى ديلنوب
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787C [8C]

History

Origin: circa 990-991 AH

Arabic MS 8D

Contents

A Turkish calendar

folios 24-36
Author: Shaykh Wafa الشيخ وفاء
Title: Sharḥ Rūznāmah Shaykh Wafa
Title: شرح روزنامه شيخ وفا
Title: Explanation of the Almanack of Shaykf Wafa
Incipit: الحمد الله ولى... اما بعد هر بر فرده بر روزنامه لازم ولابدر
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787D [8D]

History

Origin: circa 1603 CE

Arabic MS 8E

Contents

A short astrological treatise in Turkish poetry

folios 30-31
Title: Bayān sayr al-nujūm wa aḥkāmuhā
Title: بيان سير نجوم واحكامها
Incipit: شمس ساعتنده ايودر كرك
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787E [8E]

Arabic MS 8F

Contents

A Turkish astrological treatise on the auspicious and inauspicious side of the planets

folio 38
Title: Bayān najm sa‘d wa naḥs
Title: بيان نجم سعد ونحس
Title: Demonstration of the auspicious and inauspicious planets
Incipit: بو جدول منجمين هر كونده ايكى وقت نحس واردر
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787F [8F]

Arabic MS 8G

Contents

Table containing the computation of the hours of the days in relation to the planets

folio 39a
Title: Bayān sāʻāt ayyām
Title: بيان ساعات ايام
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787G [8G]

Arabic MS 8H

Contents

Summary of Contents: A table in Turkish containing the interpretation of dreams by Joseph (of the Old Testament), through the letters of the alphabet in Abjad order
folio 39b
Title: Bayān ta‘bīrnāmah Yūsuf payghambar
Title: بيان تعبير نامه يوسف پيغمبر‎
Title:
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787H [8H]

Arabic MS 8I

Contents

A table in Turkish containing interpretation of dreams for the thirty days of the month

folio 40a
Title: بو جدول دوش تعبيريده بلدرر وهر آيك كونلرينك حسابنجه
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787I [8I]

Arabic MS 8J

Contents

Table in Turkish on the good and bad effects of scarifying for the thirty days of the month

folio 40b
Title: Bayān ḥijāmat
Title: بيان حاجمت
Title: Demonstration of cupping
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787J [8J]

Arabic MS 8K

Contents

Summary of Contents: A table in Turkish on the good and bad effects of each of the signs of the Zodiac, divided into two main columns: "Things to be preferred," and, "Things to be avoided."
folio 41a
Title: Good and bad effects of Zodiac signs
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787K [8K]

Arabic MS 8L

Contents

A table in Turkish containing the good and bad effects of the solar months of the Syrians

folio 41b
Title: Aḥkām Āthār-i ʻulvī
Title: احكام آثار علوى
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787L [8L]

Arabic MS 8M

Contents

A treatise in Turkish containing the effects of the hours of each day of the week in relation to the seven planets

folio 42
Title: Bayān sāʻāt dar ayyām sabʻah
Title: بيان ساعات در ايام سبعة
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787M [8M]

Arabic MS 8N

Contents

An astronomical treatise in Turkish

folios 42b-46
Title: Bayān sayr aflāk nujūm
Title: بيان سير افلاك ونجوم
Title: Demonstration of the course of the celestial orbits and planets
Incipit: هيه لاءليلر اصطلاحنده مجموع كوكلر معنى فلكلر طقوزدر
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787N [8N]

Arabic MS 8O

Contents

Astronomical treatise in Turkish on the mansions of the moon

folios 46b-49
Title: Bayān manāzil qamar
Title: بيان منازل قمر
Title: Demonstration of the mansions of the moon
Incipit: الحمد الله والصلوات على نبيه... اما بعد منجمين هر يل اون ايكى اي وهر اي يكرمى منزله تقسيم ايدوب
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787O [8O]

Arabic MS 8P

Contents

A Turkish work containing an account of the propitious and unpropitious days of the month

folios 49b-51
Title: Kitāb sulṭān maḥmūd
Title: كتاب سلطان محمود
Title: Book of Sultan Maḥmūd
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787P [8P]

Arabic MS 8Q

Contents

A treatise in Turkish on the invisible spirits

folios 51b-52a
Title: Sharʻ rijāl al-ghayb
Title: شرع رجال الغيب
Title: Explanation of the invisible spirits
Incipit: الحمد الله رب العالمين... اما بعد شيخ المحققين وقطب العارفين اعنى شيخ محيى الدين العربي قدس الله سره العزيز رجال الغين الخ
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787Q [8Q]

Arabic MS 8R

Contents

A short treatise in Turkish on the different stations of the moon in relation to the Zodiac

folio 52b
Title: Bayān burūj qamar
Title: بيان بروج قمر
Title: Demonstration of the stations of the moon
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787R [8R]

Arabic MS 8S

Contents

Summary of Contents: Astrological tables in Turkish, showing the practical effects and significance of the throbbing of the limbs of the body in relation to the signs of the Zodiac
folios 53-54
Title: Fī maʻrifat aḥkām ikhtilājāt
Title: في معرفة احكام اختلاجات
Title: On the knowledge of the effects of the throbbing of the limbs
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787S [8S]

Arabic MS 8T

Contents

Summary of Contents: Astrological tables in Turkish, showing the practical effects on everyday life of many happenings, in relation also to the signs of the Zodiac
folio 55
Title: Ḥawādith āthār arḍī bi-ḥukm aflāk
Title: حوادث اثار ارضى بحكم افلاك
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787T [8T]

Arabic MS 8U

Contents

Rules (in Turkish) showing who will be the winner and who the loser of two adversaries

folio 56a
Title: Bayān ghālib maghlūb
Title: بيان غالب مغلوب
Incipit: اكر ايكى خصم بر برينه دشمن اوله قنغيسى غالب اولديغنى
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787U [8U]

Arabic MS 8V

Contents

Rules, by combination of two Turkish letters, of the effects of love on the lover and the beloved

folios 56b-57a
Title: Āshiq u Maʿshūq
Title: عاشق ومعشوق
Title: The lover and the beloved
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787V [8V]

Arabic MS 8W

Contents

Treatise in Turkish, showing the rules of taking augury from the Qurʼān

folios 57-59
Title: Bayān fāl qurʼān
Title: بيان فال قرآن
Incipit: هر كه قران فالن طوتمق دلسه
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787W [8W]

Arabic MS 8X

Contents

Short rules and two prayers for the act of ikhlāṣ

folio 59a
Title: Sharāʼiṭ ikhlāṣ
Title: شرايط اخلاص
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787X [8X]

Arabic MS 8Y

Contents

Two diagrams with gilt rulings, containing a calendar for the year 963 AH/1555 CE

folios 59b-60
Title: Calendar for 963 AH
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787Y [8Y]

History

Origin: circa 963 AH

Arabic MS 8Z

Contents

Miscellaneous astrological tracts in Turkish

folios 60b-61a
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787Z [8Z]

Arabic MS 8aa

Contents

A treatise embodying a diagram with gilt rulings and containing a full account, in Turkish, of the months of the ancient Turks

folios 61b-62
Title: Bayān aḥkām sinīn atrāk
Title: بيان احكام سنين اتراك
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787aa [8aa]

Arabic MS 8bb

Contents

A treatise, in Turkish, on the mystical value of the ninety-nine holy names of God

folios 63-67a
Author: Ilyās ibn ʻĪsá al-Aqḥiṣārī الياس بن عيسى الاقحصارى
Title: ʿIlm vafq
Title: علم وفق
Title: Science of Harmony (between letters)
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787bb [8bb]

Arabic MS 8cc

Contents

A treatise, in Turkish, on the mystical value of the ninety-nine holy names of God

folios 78-86
Author: Ilyās ibn ʻĪsá al-Aqḥiṣārī الياس بن عيسى الاقحصارى
Explicit: طقوز يوز قرق سكز اولدقده هحرت بو نظمه ايردى حقدن عون ونصرت بو در اول يادكار ابن عيسا بو نكله مرده ديللر اولور احيا
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787cc [8cc]

History

Origin: 948 AH (1541 CE)

Arabic MS 8dd

Contents

A Kasidah, in Turkish verse, on Muslim prayer and ablutions

folios 87b-92
Title: Kasidah on Muslim prayer
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787dd [8dd]

Arabic MS 8ee

Contents

A Turkish Kasidah on prayer and ablutions

folios 92b-94
Title: Tuḥfah muḥammadīyah fī ʻilm al-sharīʻah al-ḥanafīyah
Title: تحفه محمدية في علم الشريعة الحنفية
Title: The Muḥammadan gift in the science of the ḥanafi law
Incipit: حمد لا يقدر سكا اى پادشاه‎ دانش وجوان كم وجودك پرتوندندر بو كونيله مكان
Language(s): Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 787ee [8ee]

Additional Information

Record Sources

Catalogue record based on Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1934).

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