Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 100 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work on various vices affecting human life, by an unknown author

Title: الطب الروحاني
Title: The Book of Spiritual Medicine
Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم. كتاب الطب الروحاني. الفصل الاول في دفع الغضب والحقد ان الغضب جعل في الحيوان ليكون لهابه انتقام من الموذى وهذا العارض اذا ارفط جاوز حده جتى يفسد معه العقل
Explicit: فانا خاتمون كلامنا بالشكر لربنا عز وجل فالحمد له واهب كل نعمه وكاشف كل غمه حمدا بلا نهاية كما هو اهله ومستحقه. كمل كتاب الطب الروحاني بعون الله
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 6 [100]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 114 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 162 × 110 mm.


1 column, 8 written lines




Origin: circa 18th century 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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