Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 381027 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Islam and Islamic prayers


The books are on the Islamic sciences of hadith, tafsir, fiqh, qira'ah and nahw. The scripts are Maghribi in two hands with features pointing to West Africa west of Nigeria or even to Morocco, but may also have originated from east of Lake Chad. A few are dated to the late 18th century. The format of the folder is unusual and the folios are gathered in quires which have not been sewn.(Dmitry Bondarev and Ahmad al-Achtar)

Language(s): Arabic
Incipit: الادعية التحمد غير مخصوصة بوقت ولا سبب
Colophon: انتهى من الحصن الحين لابن الجزرى

Prayers in praise of the Prophet Muhammad for any time or occasion

Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
20 f.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):



Maghribi in two hands


Origin: 18th century CE


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