Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 255 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Sharḥ hidāyat al-ḥikmah by Qāḍī Mīr

Title: شرح هداية الحكمة
Title: Commentary on the Hidayatu L-Hikmah
Incipit: الهداية امر من لديه وكل شيء يعود اليه ... وبعد فيقول الفقير المعتصم بلطفه الابدى حسين من معين الدين مبيدي ... ومنه الهداية للمحقق العامل والمدقق الفاضل اثير الملة والدين مفضل بن عمر الابهرى فالتمس منى الخ
Explicit: قال قد فرغت من تالفيه فى شوال سنة ثمانين وثمانمائة من الهجرة النبوية
Colophon: قد حصل الفراغ من تسويد هذه الاوراق المتقدمة والمتاخرة لهذا الشرح المعروف بشرح هداية الحكمة فى ظهر السبت الحادى عشر من شعبان [سنة] تسعة وثلثين والف ومائتين
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 413 [255]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 123 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 185 × 95 mm.


1 column, 15 written lines




Origin: 1239 AH (1823 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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