Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 891 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)

Mingana

Contents

3 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Astrology, Muḥammad, and Islam

1. ff. 1-31

A work on astrology, ostensibly based on ancient Greek writers

Language(s): Arabic
Filiation: This MS is a similar to a work at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Arabische Handschriften No. 5912), but is not as complete as that work.

References

Printed catalogue no. 1911
2. ff. 32-50

The legend of Tamīm who went on a miraculous journey and returned to find his wife married to another man.

Incipit: قال بينما عمر بن الخطاب جالس في المحراب واذا بامرأة دخلت عليه و قالت السلام عليك عمر ... وقال من انت ... و قالت ... امرأة بنى الانصار

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 1737
3. ff. 51-71

Moses' conversation with God

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 11255

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 71 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.0 × 15.3 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation:
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Layout

Hand(s)

Naskh

Decoration

History

Origin: Composite manuscript, parts date from about 1725-1750 CE Undated, owner's date 1155. AH Dated 1146 AH Undated, probably 18th century 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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Funding of Cataloguing

Cadbury Research Library


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