Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 197 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Ghayat al-wuṣūl ilā ʿilm al-fuṣūl by Anṣārī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, ca. 1423-ca. 1520

Abbreviation of a commentary entitled Manhaj al-wuṣūl (منهج الوصول) by Anṣārī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad on the work entitled Targhīb al-rāʾiḍ fī al-farāʾid by Ibn al-Hāʾim, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, d. 1412

Incipit: قال شيخنا ... ابو يحيى زكرياء الانصاري ... وبعد فقد علقت فيها مضى على الفصول المهمة في علم ميراث الامة تاليب الشيخ ... فرايت ان اختصره ... وسميه بغاية الوصول الى علم الفصول
Explicit: وافق فراغ كتابته يوم السبت المبارك يوم الثالث و العشرين من جمادى الاخير من شهور سنة واحد و تسعين و الف ... على يد العبد الفقير المذنب الحقير علي الصردي ابن سليم النقيظي

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 957
GAL 1c; II 99-100; II 117-8

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 111 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.0 × 14.9 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Written in Naskhī by ʿAlī al-Ṣardī, son of Salīm al-Naqīẓī


Headings in red. Profusely rubricated


Origin: Dated 23rd Jumādā al-ĀkhiraI 1091 AH

Provenance and Acquisition

At the beginning and end are inscriptions by owners, some of which are obliterated. The inscriptions of the two last owners on fol. 111v mention the names of Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī Shalabī Ghassāl and Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Ḥusaynī with the year 1265

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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