Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 103 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A commentary of al-ʻaqāʼid al-nasafīyah

Title: شرح العقايد النسفية
Title: Commentary Upon the 'Aka'id of Nasafi
Incipit: الحمد الله المتوحد بجلال ذاته وكمال صفاته ... وبعد فان مبنى علم الشرايع والاحكام واساس قواعد عقايد الاسلام ... وان المختصر المسمى بالعقايد للامام قدوز علماء الاسلام نجم الملة والدين عمر النسفى
Explicit: فى مطلق الشرف والكمال فلا دلالة على افضلية الملائكة
Colophon: وقد وقع الفراغ من تحرير هذا الكتاب العقايد فى وقت الصباح من يوم الجهار فى اوائل الشهر المبارك محرم على يد العبد المذنب ... مراد بن حاجى محمد
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 76 [103]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 99 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 185 × 135 mm.


1 column, 15 written lines



Origin: 869 AH (1464 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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