Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1191 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)

Mingana

Contents

5 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Shīʻah, Resurrection, and Islamic philosophy

1. ff. 1-131

Commentary on Nahj al-mustarshidīn by Ibn al-Muṭahhar al-Ḥillī, al-Ḥasan ibn Yūsuf, 1250-1325

Copied from the autograph, dated 21st Shaʿbān 792

Incipit: ان اولى ما صرفت فيه قوة فحول الافكار ... اما بعد فجري بمن اكرمه الله تعالى من عنده ... وكان الكتاب الموسوم بنهج المسترشدين في اصول الدين من تصانيف شيخنا ... جمال الملة و الحق و الدين ابي منصور الحسن بن المطهر ... و سميته ارشاد الطالبين الى نهج المسترشدين

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 529
GAL II 164; II 206-9, esp. no. 23 and Nachtrag; Suppl II 29
2. ff. 132-8

A work on death and resurrection

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 1194
3. ii + ff.141-157 + ii

Incomplete

The titles of two of the sections are: في كيفية تعقل النفس بعض خواص النفس الانسانية

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 1353
4. ii + ff.159-175

The beginning is missing

The first sections are: المقصد الثاني في الهواء و طبقاته المقصد الثالث قي كانيات الجو من السحاب المقصد الرابع في الر ياح واسبابها و انواعها

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 1889
5. i + ff.177-203
Incipit: اللهم انا نحمدك على ما انعمت واعطيت ونشكرك لما اوليت واسديت ... و بعد فهذا كتاب حداني على عمله عن احد الاخوان من اهل الايمان

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 524
GAL I 354

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 203 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.0 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation:
Foliation: Each part is numbered individually

Condition

Extensive repairs.

Layout

Hand(s)

ff. 1-131 Naskhī, black ink

ff. 132-8 Taʿlīq of probably the 17th century

ff. 141-57 Taʿlīq of probably the 17th century

ff. 159-75 Taʿlīq of probably the 17th century

ff. 177-203 Naskhī, black ink

Decoration

Binding

Brown leather binding with blind tooling. Spine repaired.

History

Origin: Dated Shawwāl 792 AH Undated CE Undated CE Undated CE Dated 1083 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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