Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 429 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



1 copy of Kashf alʿallām fī tafsīr al-manām by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-ʿUmarī

The text concludes with a 'tammat' and the date 581, but it is impossible to say whether this refers to composition or copying; on the page facing the end of the work is what purports to be an owner's note dated 1014. Both these indications, however, if they are not outright forgeries, must be reproduced from an earlier MS., for the paper of the present MS which is very thin and in various colours (bright blue, yellow, and pink) has a thoroughly modern appearance and can hardly be older than the Gregorian 19th century.

Incipit: الحمد الله نور الباب من الانام و كشف عن بصائرهم حتى ادركوا حقيقه كل ما شاهدوه في اليقظة و المنام

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 1935

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 560 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 27.2 × 20.0 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation: Red headings






Origin: Undated, probably 19th 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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