Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 26759 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


Summary of Contents: 2 copies of Anwār al-tanzīl wa-asrār al-taʾwīl by Bayḍāwī, ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿUmar, d. 1286?

First volume as far as surah 18. f.1-3 and 10-11 supplied in 19th century. Marginal glosses and corrections. Incomplete at end.

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي نزل الفرقان على عبده ليكون للعالمين نذيرا ... فان اعظم العلوم مقدارا وارفعها ...شرفا ومنارا علم التفسير

Language(s): Arabic



Second volume, beginning at surah 19 up to the end last surah. Last few folios torn and patched.

Incipit: کهيعص امال ابو عمرو الهاء لان الفات اسماء التهجي يا...ذکر رحمة ربك

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
1-284 f. 285-520 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 18.5 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13.5



Small cursive Persian naskhi hand


Origin: 807 AH; 1404 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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