Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 45813 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

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Summary of Contents: 3 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Education of princes, Arabic poetry, Laudatory poetry, and Oman

Incomplete at beginning

Incipit: ثم نهض مضطرب اليال وخرج بابك من فوره فساح ولم يعلم به ابوه قال عبد الله الفقير ... محمد ... بن محمد بن محمد بن ظفر انهيت ما اردت
Colophon: انتهی ما وجدناه من کتاب السلوانات...وکان تمامه یوم ثمانیة عشر من شهر محرم سنه 1313

Language(s): Arabic


Incipit: الحمد لله الذي جعل الحق معزا لمن اعتقده وتوخا ومعينا لمن اعتمده وابتعاه ... اما بعد ان الله لبليغ حكمته وعدل قضايه جعل الناس اصنافا مختلفين ... واطوارا متباينين ليكونوا بالاختلاف موتلغين
Language(s): Arabic



Commentary on the poem al-Qaṣīdah al-Khafīrīyah in praise of Sulṭān Bin Sayf al-Ya’arubī II (d.1131/1718, see Badger 100), composed (most probably by the poet himself in 1126/1714 (fol.325a, lin.18). The work contains much biographical information about Imām-Sulṭāns of Oman.

Incipit: يا مالك المجد بل يا عالي الخطر* ومن سعى للمعالي سعي مقتدر قوله سامك اسم فاعل من سمك اذا ارتفع قال الفرزدق ان الذي سمك السمناء بنا لنا بيتا ... دعائمه اعر واطول والمجد نيل الشرف
Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
1b-53a f. 53a-66b f. 67a-362a f.
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Large naskhi hand


Origin: 1313 AH; 1896 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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