Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 226 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Al-sirr al-ajlá sharḥ al-dawr al-aʿlá by Aḥmad Muqaybil al-Ṣāfī al-Mālikī al-Muqriʾ al-Shādhilī

A commentary on Al-dawr al-aʿlá الـدور الأعـلـى by Ibn al-ʿArabī, 1165-1240 ابن العربي، 560-638 هـ

Fol. 2r-5r contain a premise on the merits of Ibn al-ʿArabī. At the end it is stated that the author finished his work on a Tuesday in 1254

Incipit: الحمد لواهب المنن و العطية ... اما بعد فيقول العبد الفقير الذليل الحقير الراجي عفو ربه الكافي احمد مقيبل الصافي المالكي المقري الشاذلي هذا شرح لطيف على الورد المسمى بالدور الاعلة و سميته السر الاجلى شرح الدور الاعلى

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 680

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 49 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.7 × 13.1 cm.
Dimensions (written):


19 lines per page


Written in Naskhī by Khalīl Aḥmad; headings and words commented upon in red or overlined in black.



Origin: Dated Friday, 25th Shaʿbān 1282 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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