Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 275 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



1 copy of Al-fatḥ al-Qudsī wa-al-kashf al-unsī by Bakrī, Muṣṭafá, 1687 or 8-1748 or 9

A work containing various prayers, both in poetry and prose

An index of the main contents is found on the title page.

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي اورد من اراد المقام ... و بعد فاعلم ايها المريد الملازم على اقتطاف ازهار الاوراد ... و سميته بالفتح القدسي و الكشف الانسي و المنهج القريب الى لقاء الحبيب

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 800
GAL II 348-51, esp. no. 14

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 129 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 16.3 × 11.4 cm.
Dimensions (written):


13 lines per page


Written in Syrian Naskh by Husayn ibn Muḥammad; red headings.



Origin: Dated 1167 AH

Provenance and Acquisition

The fly leaves at the end contain a memorandum of a shopkeeper.

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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