Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 13237 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Dīwān Qays ibn al-Mulawwaḥ Majnūn by Majnūn Laylá

Poems of al-Majnun in the recension of Wālabī, Abū Bakr

Incipit: حدث ابو بكر الو البي قال حدثنا ابو جعفونه الذهلي عن ابي العاليه عن رجل من بني عجل والحديث رجع الى ابي بكر ابو البي لانه هو الذي جمع شعره وحديثه في ايامه قال كان من حديث مجنون بني عامر واسمه مهدي بن ملوح بن مزاحم بن قيس ... وكان مجنون يسمى قيس ... بن معاد بن الملوح العقيلي وقال بعضهم هو الجعدي
Colophon: بخط عبد الهادی ...بن برکت الله اویسی...بتاریخ سیوم شهر شوال المکرم یوم الاحد سهه 1200

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 51 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.5 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 10.5 cm.



Naskhi hand


Origin: 1200 AH; 1786 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of E.J. Portal

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".


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