Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 257 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts

Contents

A collection of two works

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 191 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 285 × 175 mm.

Layout

1 column, 21 written lines

Hand(s)

Naskh

History

Origin: late 17th and early 18th century 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.

Arabic MS 257A

Contents

Lawāmiʻ al-asrār by al-Quṭb al-Taḥtānī

Folios 1-88
Title: لوامع الاسرار في شرح مطالع الانوار
Title: Glitterings of Mysteries in the Explanation of the Maṭāliʻ
Incipit: الحمد لله فياض ذوارف العوارف وملهم حقائق المعارف ... وبعد فان العلوم على تشعب فنونها وتكثر سجونها ارفع المطالب وانفع المآرب
Explicit: لانه لا يكون مستعدا لدرك حقائق الاشياء وكل ميسور لما خلق له ... حامدا الله على الاتمام موجهين لحضرة النبوة افضل السلام
Language(s): Arabic

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 396A [257A]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper

History

Origin: 1106 AH (1694 CE)

Arabic MS 257B

Contents

Risālah fī Taḥqīq Al-Kullīyāt by Jurjānī

Folios 88-191
Title: رسالة في تحقيق الكليات
Title: Treatise on the Verification of the Universals
Incipit: الحمد لله مخترع ماهيات الاشياء وهوياتها المطلع على كليات الامور وجزءياتها ... وبعد فقد التمست مني ايها الحريص على تحقيق الحق ... ان احرر لك رسالة في تحقيق الكليات واتلو عليك ما فيها من الآيات والبينات
Language(s): Arabic

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 396B [257B]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper

History

Origin: 18th century (before 1188AH)

Additional Information

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.

Availability

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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