Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 113 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Collection of Arabic prayers with Turkish commentary

Folios 1-9

The thirty-sixth sūrah of the Qurʼān (Yā sīn)

Title: سورة يس
Language(s): Arabic
Folios 11b-14

The first sūrah of the Qurʼān (al-Fātiḥah) and short extracts from the second sūrah (al-Baqarah)

Language(s): Arabic
Folios 14b-20

A Turkish commentary on an Arabic prayer

Title: دعاء مفتاح الجنة
Title: The Prayer of the Key of Heaven
Incipit: خبرده شويله كلمشدر كه پيغمبر عم اصحابلره جمع اولوب دورت ياننده اوتوررلردى ناكاه جبرائيل عم كلدى
Language(s): Turkish; Arabic
Folios 20b-29a

A Turkish commentary on an Arabic prayer

Title: دعاء كنز العرش
Title: Prayer of the Treasury of the Throne
Incipit: روايتدر حضرت پيغمبر صلعم بر كون حضرت جبرائيل عم كلوب ايتدي يا نبي
Language(s): Turkish; Arabic
Folios 29b-49a

A Turkish commentary on an Arabic prayer

Title: دعاء يكنامه
Title: Prayer of Yaknāmah
Incipit: بر كون پيغامبر حضرت عليه السلام مدينة مسجدنده ارته نمازين قلوب
Language(s): Turkish; Arabic
Folios 49-89

A Turkish commentary on an Arabic prayer

Title: دعاء السيفي
Incipit: رسول الله صلعم مسجد اجنده اوتورردى بر كشى مسجده كيردي سلام عليك ددى
Language(s): Turkish; Arabic
Folios 89-115

A Turkish commentary on an Arabic prayer

Title: دعاء الدولة
Incipit: روايتدر حضرت علي رض ايتدى بر كون محمد مصطفى صلعم ايله نمازين قلوب اوتورمشدى
Language(s): Turkish; Arabic
Folios 115-120

A series of twelve Arabic short prayers to be recited on many occasions. These prayers are preceded by a commentary in Turkish, written in red ink, and introduced by the word bab

Title: Twelve Arabic prayers
Language(s): Turkish; Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 120 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 108 × 83 mm.


1 column, 9 written lines



Origin: circa 1800 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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