Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 41184 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of al-Kāfī li-al-Kulaynī by Kulaynī, Muḥammad ibn Yaʻqūb, d. 941?

Collection of Shi'ah tradition. From beginning to Kitab al-ḥajj. Dated in colophon at f.108

Incipit: الحمد لله المحمود لنعمته المعبود لقدرته المطاع فى سلطانه المرهوب لجلاله المرغوب ... اما بعد فقد فهصت اخى ما شكوت من اصطلاح اهل دهرنا على ... الجهالة وتوازرهم وسعيهم فى عمارة طرفها
Colophon: فی تاریخ شهر ربیع الثانی سنه ثمان عشرین والف

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 398 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 29.5 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 28



Clear naskhi hand


Origin: 1029 AH; 1620 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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