Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 199 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Sayings attributed to ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb, compiled by Rašīd al-Dīn al-Waṭwāṭ

Title: فصل الخطاب من كلام امير المؤمنين عمر بن الخطاب
Title: A Hundred Sayings Attributed to the Caliph ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb
Incipit: الحمد لله على ما افاض علينا من سوابخ نعمه ... اما بعد چنين محمد بن محمد العمرى الرشيد الكاتب والطواط وفقه الله تعالى للخيرات ورغبه فى الحسنات كچون من بنده صد كلمه امير المومنين علي بن ابى طالب كرم الله وجهه بساختم ... من بنده بدين موجب صد كلمه امير المومنين عمر بن الخطاب رض كه غرر اقوال ودرر امثال فراهم اوردم وكتاب را فصل الخطاب من كلام امير المومنين عمر بن الخطاب رض نام نهادم
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 150 [199]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 50 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 130 mm.


1 column, 11 written lines




Origin: circa 1740 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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