Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 213 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kitāb al-gharībayn fī al-qurʾān wa-al-ḥadīth by Harawī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, -1010 or 1011

The second part of a lexicographical work explaining the difficult passages of the Qurʾān and the Traditions.

Fol. 1v is filled up with a long extract from the work entitled Mabāhij al-fikar wa-manāhij al-ʿabar مباهج الفكر و مناهج العبر of Waṭwāṭ, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm ibn Yaḥyá, 1235-1318 الوطواط، محمد بن إبراهيم، 632-718 هـ on the peoples who inhabited the earth. Incipit: في ذكر الامم الذين سكنوا المعمور فصل واما العرب المستعربة Some difficult words are explained on fol. 180r.

Incipit: كتاب الصاد باب الصاد مع الهمذة في الحديث انت مثل العقرب تلدغ و تصيئ

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 40
GAL I 131; I 200

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 180 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 25.8 × 18.4 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Written in Naskhī bordering on Maghribī of about 1300; fully vowelled; headings in thick black; corrections and notes on the margins Fol. 1-3, fol. 48-52, fol. 170-171, and fol. 178-179 were supplied by a later hand on Thursday, 7th Jumāda II 1084. The name of the copyist has been carefully obliterated.



Origin: Undated, probably around 1300. Some folios supplied by a later hand. 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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