Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 861 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 2 works by Kūrānī, Ibrāhīm ibn Ḥasan, 1616 or 1617-ca 1690 on the subjects of Islam, Hadith, Sufism, Metaphysics, and Commentaries
1. ff. 1-45
Incipit: الحمد لله الذى يسدل على وجوب وجوده بما له من بديع الافعال ... و بعد فقد طلب من بعض الاصقاء الذين لا يسعنى مخالفتهم ... وسميته بكتاب العين و التثر فى عقائد اهل الاثر

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 176
GAL II 385-6; II 520-1, where this work is not mentioned
2. ff. 1-406

Commentary upon Al-tuḥfah al-mursalah ilá al-nabī التحفة المرسلة الى روح النبي of Burhānpūrī, Muḥammad ibn Faḍl Allāh, d. 1619 or 20 برهانپوري، محمد بن فضل الله

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 813
GAL II 418, Cmt. 1; II 617; II 385-6; II 520-1

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 85
Dimensions (leaf): 23.8 × 16.2 cm.
Dimensions (written):


27 lines per page


Written in Ottoman Naskh, seriffed, with characteristic tilt to the left by ʿAbd Allah Muḥyī al-Dīn ibn Taqī al-Dīn al-Dimashqī al-Salṭī عبد الله محىى الدين بن تقى الدين الدمشقى السلطى ; red headings and frame; some comments in the margin.



No binding


Origin: Dated 12th Rajab 1109 resp. end of Shaʿbān 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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