Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1241 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



1 copy of Al-majālis al-wajīzah by Aḥmad ibn al-Shaykh Muḥammad

End missing.

Incipit: الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة السلام اما بعد فيقول العبد الفقير ... لما كنت واعظا في جامع مسيح باشاه ى عتيق بعد صلوة الجمعة فى سنة تسع عشر وماية و الف التمس بعض خلانى المجالس الوعظية ... فوجدت بعضها طويلا غاية الطول و بعضها قصيرا غاية القصر و الهمنى حين المطالعة ان الف مجلسا لطيف لا طويلا و لا قصيرا بل مختصرا مفيدا جمعت من التفاسير و كتب الاحاديث و الموعظة كثيرا كثيرا من غير ما وجد عندى و ما جمعته من التفاسير

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 93

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 170 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.6 × 15.8 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Written in Naskhī of probably the 18th century; red headings; important words overlined in red; additions in the margins.



Marbled paper on pasteboards for upper and lower covers, and envelope flap. Brown leather spine and fore-edge flap


Origin: Undated, probably 18th 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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Funding of Cataloguing

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