Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 25734 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Asās al-taʼwīl al-bāṭin by Nuʻmān ibn Muḥammad, Abū Ḥanīfah, d. 974

Ismaili treatise in 17 ajza' on the interpretation of Quranic mythology

Incipit: الحمد لله مفيد النعمة وصلى الله على محمد نبى الرحمة ... اما بعد فانا بتاييد الله وامتنانه .... وعونه وفضله واحسانه كنا قد بسطنا للمستجيبين
Colophon: تم الجز السابع عشر من كتاب اساس التاويل الباطن ...بخط موسی ابن ملا لقمانجی ابن علی پای واکانری...فی سنه الثالث والتعین

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 151 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 24 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19.5



Bold, inelegant but legible naskhi hand


Origin: 1039 AH; 1682 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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