Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 291 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)

Mingana

Contents

1 copy of Majmūʿat al-fawāʾid

A work containing 'bābs' on a variety of subjects, e.g. astronomy, ʿilm al-raml, the virtues of various verses of the Qurʾān, prayers, names of God, etc.

Contains many tables

Incipit: الحمد الله رب العالمين ... اما بعد هذا كتاب مجموعة الفوائد الخصوصية فيما ينفع به لطالب بلوغ المراد

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 1967

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 254 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 13.8 × 9.8 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation:
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Layout

Hand(s)

Naskhī

Decoration

Headings and overlinings in red

History

Origin: Undated, probably early 20th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Its owner and writer ʿAbdarraḥīm ibn al-Ḥajj Aḥmad Manṣūr al-Sayfī al-Ḥalabī began work in 1322 and finished it many years later. On fol. 74r a visit paid by him in 1346 to the town of Kilis is mentioned.

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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