Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 765 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



1 copy of Rawḍ al-akhyār by Amāsī, Muḥammad ibn Qāsim, 1459 or 60-1533 or 4

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 1719
GAL I 289-93, no. XV, Auszüge 2, II 429; Suppl. I 512, II 638
Extract from Rabīʿ al-abrār ربيع الابرار , a collection of discourses on religious, moral, and social topics, by Zamakhsharī, Maḥmūd ibn ʻUmar, 1075-1144. زمخشري، محمود إبن عمر

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 240 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 17.2 × 12.2 cm.
Dimensions (written):


15 lines per page


Written in Taʿlīq of probably the 17th century; red headings; many glosses.



Origin: Undated, probably 17th century CE The figure 922 at the end of the text is simply an erroneous calculation of the chronogram which the author gives for the date of the completion of the work, which was actually 921 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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