Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 204477 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Qaṣīdah waʻẓīyah

Paraenetic poem made up of 29 five verse stanzas, each rhyming in a different letter of the alphabet. Covered in interlinear glosses.

Incipit: * كتاب فيه اشعار تجلى عن القلب المغفل كل رين توالى قولها نسقا ووعظا * وتذكيرا على ابن الحسين حرف الالف تبارك ذو العلى والكبرياء * تفرد بالجلال وبالبقاء

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 14 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 17.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 11 cm.



Clear angular maghribi hand



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Prof. A.S. Tritton

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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