Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 320 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



1 copy of Sharḥ al-mukhtaṣar by Taftāzānī, Masʿūd ibn ʿUmar, 1322-1389?

Commentary on the third part of Miftāḥ al-ʿulūm, entitled Talkhīṣ al-miftāḥ تلخيص المفتاح , by Sakkākī, Yūsuf ibn Abī Bakr, 1160- السكاكي، يوسف بن أبي بكر، 555-626 هـ

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 1669
GAL II 215; Suppl. II 301

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 190 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 26.3 × 16.4 cm.
Dimensions (written):


19 lines per page


Written in Persian Naskhī by Ḥajjī Ḥusayn ibn ...?; words commented on are overlined in red; many marginal glosses in Taʿlīq.



Origin: Date partly illegible, probably 17th century The date has been erased and altered and is consequently partly illegible, but appears to be 1030 AH; at all events the MS is unquestionably of the 11th/17th century, since an owner's seal on the first folio is dated 1109 AH

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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