Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Whinfield 8 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 7 works by 6 authors on the subjects of Moral exhortation, Sufism, Mysticism, Caliphs, Islam, and Theology
1. ff. 1v, 2r
Title: Waṣīyah

To his son ʻImād al-Dīn

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 441
[Beeston Pers. 2827 (1)]
2. ff. 12v-13r

Supposed to have been exchanged between God and Jīlī [an extract from one of his works?]

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 435, 6
[Beeston Pers. 2827 (5)]
3. ff. 13v-14v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 444
[Beeston Pers. 2827 (6)]
4. ff. 154r-155r
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Traditions
[Beeston Pers. 2827 (24)]
5. ff. 156v-157v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 421
[Beeston Pers. 2827 (25)]
6. ff. 179v-182v
Author: Anonymous

A mystical treatise in four qawāʻid

The authorʼs teacher and patron was a certain ʻIzz al-Dīn Aydamur

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Mysticism
[Beeston Pers. 2827 (30)]
7. ff. 190v-192r
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 433
[Beeston Pers. 2827 (33)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
2 ff. 2 ff. 2 ff. 2 ff. 2 ff. 4 ff. 3 ff.


Origin: 17th cent. CE 17th cent. CE 17th cent. CE 1612 CE 17th cent. CE 17th cent. CE 17th cent. CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Sir Edward Henry Whinfield, d. 1922.

The Whinfield manuscripts were bequeathed to the Indian Institute, Oxford, in 1922, and later transferred to the Bodleian Library.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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