Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1049 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



1 copy of Al-najāt min (ʿan) ḥujub al-ishtibāh

A super-commentary on Mushkil al-fawāʾid by Nūrī, Ismāʻīl ibn Sawdakīn, 1192 or 1193-1248 or 1249 النوري، إسماعيل بن سودكين، ت. 646 هـ . Mushkil al-fawāʾid is a commentary on two tracts called Al-isrāʾ ilá al-maqām al-asrá الاسراء الى المقام الاسرى and Mashāhid al-asrār al-qudsīyah wa-maṭāliʿ al-anwār al-ilāhīyah مشاهد الاسرار القدسية ومطالع الانوار الالهية by Ibn al-ʿArabī, 1165-1240 ابن العربي، 560-638 هـ

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 665
GAL 1, c, esp. nos. 16 and 17; I 448; I 802
Hunt 1997:23

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 124 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 20.9 × 15.4 cm.
Dimensions (written):


25 lines per page


Written in Naskhī; headings and words commented upon in red. Illuminated head pieces on Fol. 2r and fol. 89v.



Redish-brown leather binding with fore-edge flap, envelope flap and a central blind-stamped almond-shaped medallion (mandorla) on front and back cover. Doublures of the covers made of yellow paper.


Origin: Dated 24th Jumādā I and 16th Jumādā II 1181 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on H. L. Gottschalk et al.: Islamic Arabic Manuscripts. Catalogue of the Mingana Collection of Manuscripts. Vol. IV. Revised edition edited by Derek Hopwood. Birmingham: Selly Oak Colleges, 1985, with additional enhancements.


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