Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 73 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work on Sufism by al-Jīlānī

Title: فتوح الغيب
Title: Revelations of the Unseen
Incipit: الحمد الله رب العالمين اولا واخرا ... اما بعد فان نعم الله على عباده كثيرة متواترة ... كلمة برزت وظهرت لى من فتوح الغيب
Explicit: وختم لنا بخير ولجميع المسلمين والحقنا بالصابرين غير خزايا ولا مفترونين
Colophon: تمت الكتاب حضرت فتوح الغيب بعون الله الملك الجن والانس تاريخ هشديم روز جمع شهر ذى حجة سنة ٢٧ جلوس محمد شاه بادشاه خلد الله ملكه
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 100 [73]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 230 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 135 mm.


1 column, 8 lines


Origin: 1158 AH (1745 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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