Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 13998 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Badhl al-mā‘ūn fī fawā’id al-ṭā‘ūn by Ibn Ḥajar al-ʻAsqalānī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī, 1372-1449

Elucidation of traditions relating to the plague. Composed in 833/1429. Transcribed from and collated with, the autograph in Rab. II 1067 .

Incipit: الحمد لله على كل حال ونعوذ بالله من حال اهل النار ... اما بعد فقد تكرر سوال الاخوان نفع الله بهم في جميع الاخبار الواردة في الطاعون مع شرح ... غريبها وتيسير معانيها

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: fol. 100.
Dimensions (leaf): 20.5 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15.5 × 9.5 cm.


Somewhat wormed and water stained



Irregular. Text rubricated.


Origin: 1067 AH; 1657 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

20th century.

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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