Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 284 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Irshād al-ʿaql al-salīm ilā mazāyā al-qurʾān al-karīm by Abū al-Saʿūd Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1492 or 1493-1574 or 1575

Incomplete at the end. Contains first part only to sūrah 7 ( al-aʿrāf سورة الأعراف‎ ), verse 91.

Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ... و بعد فيقول العبد الفقير الى رحمة ربه الهاديابو السعود بن محمد العمادي ان الغاية الفصوى ... ناويا ان اسميه عند اتمامه ... ارشاد العقل السليمالى مزايا القران الكريم

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 34
GAL II 438-9, esp. no. 1; II 651

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 392 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 30.4 × 19.0 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Written in Naskhī of probably the 17th century; partly vowelled; headings in red; words commented upon overlined in red.



Origin: Undated, probably 17th 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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