Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 249 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A commentary on al-Shāfīyah of Ibn al-Ḥājib

Title: شرح الشافية
Incipit: رب وفق لاكماله ... اما بعد حمد الله تعالى ... فقد عزمت على ان اشرح مقدمة ابن الحاجب فى التصريف والخط
Explicit: قوله والى وعلى لقولهم اليك وعليك واما حتى فللحمل على الى
Colophon: قد تمت هذا الكتاب فى التاريخ بست وهفتم ماه جمادى الثانى سنة ١٢٥١ روز جهار شنبه وقت نماز عصر باختتام رسيد بيد حقير ... محمد نور الله عفى عنه ساكن بلدة فتح اباد
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 722 [249]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 129 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 218 × 125 mm.


1 column, 7 written lines




Origin: 1251 AH (1835 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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