Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 194 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Bahjat al-asrār wa-maʿdan al-anwār by Shaṭṭanūfī, ʻAlī ibn Yūsuf, 1246?-1314

The work is mostly devoted to ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, -1166 الجيلاني، عبد القادر بن موسى، 471-561 هـ

Incipit: استفتع باب العون ... و بعد فاني كنت سئلت ان اجمع ما وقع لي في قول شيخنا ... محيي الدين ابي محمد عبد القادر بن ابي صالح الجيلي ...و سميته بهجة الاسرار و معدن الانوار

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 701
GAL II 118-9; II 147

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 184 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 30.7 × 19.8 cm.
Dimensions (written):


23 lines per page



Origin: Dated Thursday, 16th Rajab 994 AH

Provenance and Acquisition

On the title page are inscriptions by two owners: ʿAlī ibn Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn with the date 1012, and Walī al-Dīn ibn Muḥammad Bisṭāwī with the date 1151. There is also a note of reading by a Salīm with the date 29th Shawwāl 1151.

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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