Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 223 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


First volume of the Ihya

Title: احياء علوم الدين
Title: Revivification of the Sciences of Faith
Incipit: احمد لله اولا حمدا كثيرا متواليا وان كان يتضأل دون حق جلاله حمد الحمادين واصلي على رسله ثانيا صلوة تستغرق مع سيد البشر ساير المرسلين واستخيره سبحانه ثالثا فيما انبعث له عزمي من تحرير كتاب فى احياء علوم الدين
Explicit: وقد ذكرنا فضائل الاشهر والايام للصيام فى كتاب الصوم فلا حاجة للاعاد والله تعالى اعلم بالصواب واليه المرجع والماب. نجز بحمد الله وعونه وحسن توفيقه كتاب الاوراد وبه تم ربع العادات من جملة كتاب احيا علوم الدين فى تجاه الكعبة المعظمة المشرفة ... ويتلوه ان شاء الله تعالى كتاب آداب الاكل وهو اول ربع العادات
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 73 [223]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 202 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 258 × 180 mm.


1 column, 29 lines




Origin: circa 1520 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

From the collection of Colonel George William Hamilton (1807-1868) who served in India from 1823 to 1867 latterly as Commissioner in Delhi. He acquired over a thousand Indian and Persian manuscripts of which 352 were selected after his death for the British Museum. The remainder were purchased in 1868 by 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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