Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 260 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)

Mingana

Contents

1 copy of A magical work on the use of the names of God

The work contains many tables exhibiting combinations of letters and numbers. The text seems to be a commentary on a similar work by a writer referred to as 'the knower' (العارف) . On the title page are two prayers, one by Shaykh Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī, Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq, -1273 or 1274, and the other by Shaykh Yūsuf Hamdānī, d. 535

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 2013

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 9 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 17.5 × 13.2 cm.
Dimensions (written):
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Layout

Hand(s)

Written in Naskhī of about 15th century

Decoration

Red headings. Well rubricated

History

Origin: Undated, probably 19th century 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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Funding of Cataloguing

Cadbury Research Library

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