Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 78 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A voluminous work on legal decisions

Title: Legal Decisions
Incipit: لو غصب رجل من آخر عبدا بعينه ثم صالحه عن قيمته بدراهم ... قال الامام جاز. وقال لو كان العبد مستهلكا فصاله بالف ثم اقام الغاصب بينه ان قيمته كانت خمسماية لم تقبل والصلح جايز
Explicit: باب اقرار وارثين او ثلثة بواحد. في قول الامام وصاحبيه لو اقر وارثان او ثلثة بوارث واحد قال الامام يصحح الفريضة ... اعطاه نصف ما في يده فلو صدقت احدى
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 199 [78]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 151 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 252 × 175 mm.


1 column, 25 lines


Origin: circa 1400 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.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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