Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1345 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Nihāyat al-bayān fī tafsīr al-qurʾān by Mawṣilī, al-Muʿāfá ibn Ismāʿīl, 1156-1233

End missing; contains the fourth part only, beginning with sūrah 18 (al-kahf سورة الكهف ) and ending abruptly with sūrah 24 (al-nūr سورة النّور ), verse 49.

According to a note on the titlepage, written by a later hand, this fourth part should have contained sūrah 18 (al-kahf سورة الكهف ) to sūrah 25 (al-furqān سورة الفرقان )

Incipit: تفسير سورة الكهف وفيها ثلاثة اقوال احدها انها

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 14

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 249 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 25.3 × 17.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Written in Naskhī of probably the 14th century


Red headings.


Origin: Undated, 14th 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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