Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 46354 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Lisān al-mīzān by Ibn Ḥajar al-ʻAsqalānī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī, 1372-1449

Incipit: الحمد لله المحمود لكل لسان المعروف بالجود والاحسان الذى خلق الانسان وعلمه البيان ... اما بعد فان خير الاعمال الاشتعال العلم الدينى وافضله واعظمه بركة معرفة صحيح حديث رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ...

Language(s): Arabic


Abridgment of Mīzān al-iʻtidāl fī naqlat tarājim al-rijāl ميزان الاعتدل في نقلة تراجم الرجال of Dhahabī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, 1274-1348 الذهبي، محمد بن احمد

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: fol. 300.
Dimensions (leaf): 31 × 20 cm.
Dimensions (written): 22.5 × 12 cm.



Neat Ottoman naskhi.


Origin: 13th century AH; 19th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

20th century.

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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