Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 242 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Rabīʻ al-abrār by al-Zamakhsharī

Title: ربيع الابرار
Title: The Spring-Time of the Just
Incipit: الحمد لله الواحد العدل الحمد لله الذى استحمد الى عباده بموجبات المحامد ... وهذا كتاب قصدت به اجمام خواطر الناظرين في كشف حقائق التنزيل
Explicit: صيد العقرب ان تشد جرادة فى طرف عود زيدخل فى جحرها فتتعلق بها ويدخل فيه فى خوط كراث فلا يبقى فيه عقرب الا تبعته. تم كتاب ربيع الابرار
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 424 [242]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 501 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 150 mm.


1 column, 19 written lines




Origin: circa 1700 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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