Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1637 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of al-Futūḥāt al-Makkīyah fī maʿrifat al-asrār al-malakīyah by Ibn al-ʿArabī, 1165-1240

Second part only

Fol 111 and 116 missing. Fol. 449 bound after fol. 548. Fol. 679-688 bound after fol. 698.

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 652
GAL 1, c, esp. no. 11
Hunt 1997:23

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 951 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 28.7 × 19.3 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation: Contemporary foliation in black ink with eastern Arabic numerals from 1-951, top left recto. Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.
Foliation: Modern foliation in pencil in Wester Arabic numerals from 1-932, upper left recto.


Slightly stained and affected by damp.


49 lines per page


Written in clear Naskhī by Muḥammad ibnʿIsá ibn Ibrahīm al-Kamrānī (?) محمد بن عسى بن ابرهيم الكمراني ; red headings; gold borderlines; carefully corrected. Fol. 1v: illuminated headpiece executed in gold, black, orange and pale turquoise.



Modern library binding.


Origin: Dated 26th Rajab 1170 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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Funding of Cataloguing

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