Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 26075 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Mafātiḥ al-sharāʼiʻ by Fayḍ al-Kāshī, Muḥammad ibn Murtaḍá, 1598 or 9-1680 or 81

Compendium of Shiite law. First part (Fann al-ʻibādāt and al-siyāsāt)

Incipit: الحمج لله الذى هدانا لدين الاسلام وسن لنا الشرايع والاحكام ... وحصنها بحصون ذوات الابواب وجدود هى مسائل الحلال والحرام واعطى مفاتيح تلك الابواب ... والمسائل بايدى اولئك الوسائل
Colophon: تمت النسخة ...في يوم الاربع من شهر صفر سنه 1147

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 111 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 9.5 cm.



Elegant Ottoman naskhi


Origin: 1147 AH; 1734 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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