Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 32 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Collection relating to al-Ḥillī

Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 144 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 214 × 140 mm.


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 32A


A work on the conquest of Bahnsa

folios 1-138a
Title: فتح البهنسا
Title: The Conquest of Bahnasa
Incipit: ذكر فتح مدينة البهنسا وفضائلها وعجائبها وفضل البحر اليوسفى وتاريخ البهنسا وسبب عمارتها وملوكها
Explicit: وهذا ما انتهى من غزاة فتح مدينة البهنسا الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue No. Arabic MS 498A [32A]

Arabic MS 32B


The story of Aṣḥāb al-Kahf

folios 138b-144
Title: قصة اصحاب الكهف
Title: The Story of the Seven Sleepers
Incipit: كان بارض الروم مدينة يقال لها افسوس
Colophon: ووافق الفراغ من هذا الكتاب فى الايام الثلثة من غرة شهر شعبان المبارك سنة ١١٣٩ تسع وثلثون ومائة والف ... على يد الفقير ... علي بن مرجان
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue No. Arabic MS 498B [32B]


Origin: 1139 AH (1726 CE)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Catalogue information compiled by Abdullah al-Rashidi from Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester University Press, 1934.


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