Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 18755 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

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Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Wiqāyat al-riwāyah fī masāʾil al-hidāyah by Burhān al-Sharīʻah, Maḥmūd ibn ʻUbayd Allāh, d. 1274 or 5

Abridgement of al-Marghīnānī's al-Hidāyah fī sharḥ al-bidāyah. Covered with marginal and interlinear glosses

Incipit: حمد من جعل العلم اجل المواهب الهنية واسناها واعلى المراتب السنية واسماها ... وبعد فان الولد الاعز عبيد الله صرف الله ايامه ... لما فرغ من حفظ الكتب الادبية وتحقيق لطايف الفضل ونكت العربية احببت ... ان يحفظ فى علم الاحكام كتابا رايعا
Colophon: تمت الکتاب ...عمر بن خضر من طایفة الامير في تاريخ سنه 964

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 284 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 10.5



Naskhi hand


Origin: 964 AH; 1557 CE

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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