Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 99 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work containing originally 300 hadiths, each followed by an anecdote and a piece of poetry

Title: انس المنقطعين الى رب العالمين
Title: A Companion for the Secluded to the Service of the Master of the Worlds
Incipit: الحمد الله رب العالمين ... قال الفقير الى الله المعافرى بن اسمعيل ابن الحسين ابن الحسن ابن ابى الفتح بن ابى سنان غفر الله له ولوالديه قد استخرت الى الله تعالى فى جمع كتاب يشتمل على ثلاثمائة حديث عن رسول الله صلعم وعلى ثلاثمائة حكاية واثرة يتبعها ابيات من شعر محذوفة الاسانيد طلبا الاختصار قاصدا وجه الله العزيز الجبار
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 136 [99]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 26 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 170 mm.


1 column, 28 written lines




Origin: circa 1650 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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