Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 250 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Anwār al-tanzīl wa-asrār al-taʾwīl by Bayḍāwī, ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿUmar, d. 1286?

First volume.

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي نزل الفرقان ... وبعد فان اعظم العلوم مقدارا و ارفعها شرفا ... ناويا ان اوسمه بعد ما اتممه با نوار التنزيل واسرار التاويل
Explicit: تم الجزء الاول من تفسير القران العظيم و وافق الفراغ من كتابته يوم الجمعة ... حادي عشرين شهر شوال المكرم من شهور سنة اثنين و سبعين و الف ... على يد ... يوسف بن المرحوم الشيخ محمد بن المرحوم الشيخ حخازي بن المرحوم عمر بن المرحوم علي بن المرحوم سليمان ربيع المنوفي

Language(s): Arabic
Filiation: For second volume see Mingana Islamic Arabic 251.


Printed catalogue no. 19
GAL I 416-18, esp. no. 1; I 738-43

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 233 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 27.8 × 19.3 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Written in very clear Naskhī by Yūsuf ibn Muḥammad ibn Shaykh Ḥijāzī ibn ʿUmar ibn ʿAlī ibn Sulaymān Rabīʿ al-Manūfī. Headings and words commented upon in red; red rulings and borderlines.


Headings and words commented upon in red

Red rulings and borderlines


Origin: Dated Friday, 21st of Shawwāl 1072. 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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Funding of Cataloguing

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