Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 238 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A copy of the well-known corpus of traditions known as the Ṣaḥīḥ of al-Bukhārī, dated 1033AH

Title: الجامع الصحيح
Title: The Authentic Collection
Incipit: باب كيف كان بدؤ الوحي الى رسول الله صلعم وقول الله عز وجل انا اوحينا اليك الآية. قال البخاري الحميدي سفين يحيى بن سعيد الانصاري
Explicit: كلمتان حبيبتان على الرحمن خفيفتان على اللسان ثقيلتان في الميزان سبحان الله وبحمده سبحان الله العظيم. آخر الجامع الصحيح المسند المختصر من امور رسول الله صلعم وسنته وايامه والحمد الله الخ
Colophon: بعد حمد الله والصلوة والسلام على رسولنا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم فقد تم كتاب صحيح البخاري جامع احاديث النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على يد اضعف خلق الله الواثق بالله الاحد الصمد اللطيف كامل بن كمال بن محمد بن عبد الله بن الطبيب جعله الله تعالى من عباده المفلحين ... فى رمضان المعظم لسنة ثلاث وثلاثين والف من الهجرة
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 125 [238]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 469 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 262 × 205 mm.


1 column, 29 lines




Origin: 1033 AH (1623 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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