Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 306 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Ḥāshiyah ʿalá sharḥ al-muqaddimah al-Azharīyah by Nūr al-Dīn al-Ḥalabī, ʿAlī ibn Ibrāhīm, 1567 or 1568-1635

A supercommentary on Sharḥ al-Azharīyah fī ʿilm al-ʿArabīyah by Azharī, Khālid ibn ʿAbd Allāh, -1499 خالد الأزهري، 838-905 هـ , which is a commentary on his Al-muqaddimah al-Azharīyah fī ʿilm al-ʿarabīyah المقدمة الأزهرية في علم العربية .

On fol. 213b is added a grammatical inquiry addressed by Aḥmad al-Bishbīshī al-Azharī احمد البشبيشي اللزهري to Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr al-Magrhibī al-Ṣaghīr al-Dallāʾī, known as al-Rabiṭ, with the latter's reply. The note was written by Fataḥ Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Waḥid al-Dādīkhī, dated beginning of Rajab 1091(?)

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 1569
GAL II 307; Suppl. II 418; GAL II 27; Suppl. II 22-3

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 213 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 20.3 × 14.4 cm.
Dimensions (written):


21 lines per page



Brown leather binding with fore-edge flap, envelope flap and a central blind-stamped almond-shaped medallion (mandorla) on front and back cover. Spine repaired with red leather, probably rebound


Origin: Dated 1st Rajab 1090 AH

Provenance and Acquisition

On the title-page is an owner's inscription by ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad ʿAlī al-Ḥulwānī علي ابن محمد علي الحلواني , with the date Jumādā II 1245

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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