Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 69 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


An account by al-Harawī of the holy places he had visited

Title: الاشارات في معرفة الزيارات
Title: Book of Indications in the Knowledge of the Places of Pilgrimage
Incipit: الحمد الله حق حمده ... اما بعد فانه سالني بعض الاخوان الصالحين والخلان الناصحين ان اذكر له ما زرته من الزيارات وما شاهدته من العجائب والابنية والعمارات
Explicit: مدينة سمرقند ... وبها محمد بن اسماعيل البخاري صاحب الصحيح في خرتنك وبها جماعة من الاولياء والصالحين رضى الله عنهم
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 312 [69]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 52 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 182 × 140 mm.


1 column, 19 lines


Origin: circa 1550 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.

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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