Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 259 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



1 copy of Sharḥ al-ʿUbaydī by Jalāladdīn Faḍlallāh al-ʿUbaydī, dates unknown

Commentary on al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah ( الملخص في الهيئة ) by Jighmīnī, Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad, d. 1221? (الجغميني، محمود بن محمد)

Well-drawn diagrams in the body of the text

Incipit: الحمد الله لقاء افضاله ... قال المولى الاعظم الغلامة ... العقل الحادي عشر جلال الحق و الملة و الدين فضل الله العبيدي ... و بعد فقد سألني جمع من المشاركين لي في الافادة و الاستعادة كتابة حاشية على الملخّص في علم الهيئة الحكيم الفاضل محمود الجغميني

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 943
GAL, 1.c., Suppl. N. I. 865, Cmt. 10

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 40 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 17.8 × 13.6 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Written in Naskhī of probably the 14th century. The name of the copyist is given as Khalīl ibn Zakarīaʾ Nikānī (?)


Red headings

  • Orthography Diacritical points often missing
  • Marginalia Some corrections in the margins.


Origin: Undated, probably 14th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

On the title page are some inscriptions by previous owners, one of whom is Muḥammad Qūṣūnī with the date 971

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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