Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 81 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A treatise on Maliki fiqh by Ibn Abī Zayd al-Qayrawānī

Title: الرسالة في مذهب الامام مالك
Title: A Treatise on Maliki Jurisprudence
Incipit: قال ابو محمد عبد الله بن ابي زيد القيرواني الحمد الله الذي ابتدا الانسان بنعمته وصوره في الارحام بحكمته ... اما بعد اعاننا الله واياك على رعاية ودايعه ... فانك سالتني ان اكتب لك جملة مختصرة من واجب امور الديانات ... على مذهب مالك بن انس رحمه الله وطريقته
Explicit: اسئل الله ان ينفعنا واياك بما علمنا ويعيننا واياك على القيام بحقه فيما كلفنا ولا حول ولا قوة الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 193 [81]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 117 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 148 mm.


1 column, 13 written lines




Origin: circa 1570 AH

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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