Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1202 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 4 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Astronomy, Time measurements, Chronology, Trigonometry, and Qasidas
1. ff. 1-8

Work on astronomy and time keeping

The only work of this name mentioned in GAL.

Undated; written in Naskhī pf probably the 19th century

Incipit: الحمد الله رب العالمين ... و بعد فهذه مقدمة في علم الميقات مشتملة على فوائد الاولي في معرفة المطالع و في درج معدل النهار

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 1907
GAL Suppl. II 1023, no.62
2. ff. 1-14

The author mentions two books he has used, viz. Taḥṣīl al-intifāʿ by al-Iskarī, who wrote in 1034 AH/AD 1624 (GAL II 366), and Kashf al-qināʿ by Shihābaddīn Aḥmad Ibn al-Majdī, d. 850 AH/AD 1447

Several tables and illustrations.

Undated; written by two hands in Naskhī of probably the 18th century

Pages cut to fit current composite manuscript.

Incipit: حمدا لمن حجب العقول عن ادراك كنه ذاته

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 1909
3. ff. 1-10

Commentary on the poem on astronomy Tuḥfat al-ikhwān by Aḥmad ibn Qāsim


Undated; written in Naskhi of probably the 19th century

Incipit: يقول العبد المفتقر ... الحمد الله مبدع الكائنات الذي قدر الاعوام و الشهور ... و بعد فلما كان علم الميقات من اجل العلوم

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 1910
4. ff. 1-9

Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 43 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 16.0 cm.
Dimensions (written):


Composite manuscript





Origin: Undated, probably 18th and/or 19th century CE Undated, probably 19th century CE Undated, probably 18th century CE Undated, probably 19th century CE Undated, probably 19th century CE

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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