Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 224 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam by Ibn al-ʻArabī, dated 1217AH

Title: فصوص الحكم
Title: Bezels of Wisdom
Incipit: الحمد لله منزل الحكم على قلوب الكلم ... من المقام الاقدم اما بعد فاني رايت رسول الله صلعم في مبشرة أريتها في العشر الاخير من المحرم سنة سبع وعشرين وستمائة بمحروسة دمشق وبيده صلعم كتاب فقال لي هذا كتاب فصوص الحكم خذه واخرج به الى الناس
Explicit: والله يقوب الحق وهو يهدى السبيل والله اعلم بالصوب
Colophon: تم الكتاب المسمى بالفصوص من مصنفات قطب العارفين الشيخ محيى الدين العربي فى سلخ رجب والسنة الالف والمائتين والسابع عشر من الهجرة النبوية
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 102 [224]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 518 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 178 mm.


1 column, 3 lines




Origin: 1217 AH (1802 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.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.



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