Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 231 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work on the next world by al-Suyūṭī

Title: البدور السافرة فى امور الآخرة
Title: Radiant Moons in the Affairs of the Future Life
Incipit: قال الشيخ الامام العلامة جلال الدين ... الحمد لله الذى خلق السموات والارض وجعل الظلمات والنور ... وبعد فهذا ما تقدم الوعد به فى خطبة كتاب البرزخ من كتاب شاف فى علوم الآخرة ... وسميته البدور السافرة فى اموز الآخرة
Explicit: ومن تقبلت منه حسنة دخل الجنة قال المولف رح ويقبل منه وقد ختمنا بهذا الحديث كتابنا رجاءا ان يجعل الله سبحانه وتعالى عنده حسنة الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 140 [231]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 174 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 165 mm.


1 column, 19 lines




Origin: circa 1750 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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