Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 186 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



1 copy of Asʾilat al-qurʾān al-mujīd by Rāzī, Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr, active 1261

Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و ما توفيقي الا بالله ... قال الفقير الى رحمة ربه و مغفرته محمد بن ابي بكر بن عبد القادر الرازي ... هذا مختصر جمعت فبه انموذجا يسيرا من اسئلة القران المجيد
Explicit: تمت اسولة القران العزير ... در تاريخ چهارم ماه جمادي اخر سنة الالف در ايام سلطنت سلطان السلاطين ميران عالي شاه الفاروقي العدوي القريشي

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 45
GAL I 383; I 658-9, esp. no. 2

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 195 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.9 × 15.0 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Written in Naskhī of probably the 19th century; red headings; red and blue borderlines.



Origin: Undated, probably 19th century CE On fol. 195v dated 4th Jumādā II 1000 AH, probably the date of the MS from which the present copy was mande.

Provenance and Acquisition

Two inscriptions by previous owners on fol. 1r, one of which is half obliterated and bears the date 1307.

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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