Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Arab. e. 95 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 2 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Arabic alphabet, Gematria, and Mysticism
1. ff. 3v-56v
Author: Anonymous*

A work on the mystical properties of the letters of the alphabet

*Bodley MS. appears to be the same as Rieu 828, which says the work is largely made up of extracts from a work entitled al-Jafr al-jāmiʻ wa-al-nūr al-sāṭiʻ by Abū Sālim al-Naṣībī, Muḥammad ibn Ṭalḥah, 1186 or 7-1254 or 5 . The incipit of our MS. = that of Ahlwardt 4213, i. e. the Miftāḥ al-jafr al-jāmiʻ of Ibn al-ʻArabī, 1165-1240 , but the end is not similar

Title is mentioned on f. 56v

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Mysticism

Physical Description

Form: codex
54 ff. 6 ff.


Origin: n.d. 18th cent.? CE

Provenance and Acquisition

[Any information about a single identifiable episode in the life of the manuscript between origin and acquisition]

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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