Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 47779 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

8 works by 7 authors on the subjects of Lamu Island, Islamic poetry, and Swahili poetry

1.

A history of Siu Island in the Lamu archipelago

Incipit: مع السلطان سعید ابن الامام بن سلطان و سوحیل نو عراب / Al-Sultan Sa’id bin Sultan ibniI Imam Sultani wa Sawahili na wa ‘Arabu
Language(s): Swahili

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2.
Incipit: نولز مفد مليپ شور لن نکد منپاپ / Nauliza mafundi muliopo, shauri lenu nikandi munipapo
Language(s): Swahili

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3.

A history of Pate

Incipit: مت و کاندا کی پت کتک نبهان / Mtu wa kwanda kuya Pate katika Nabahany
Language(s): Swahili

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4.

A religious poem in Arabic script with a transliteration and some English translation by Taylor

Incipit: بسم الله اول رحمن د پیل / Bismillahi awali, rahamani nda pili
Language(s): Swahili

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5.

A Swahili summary translation al-ʻAzab's poem on the birth of the prophet Muhammad also known as the Maulidi-Mukhtasar مولد مختصر

Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم الحمد لله الذی قد اوجدا من نوره نور به عم الهدای
Colophon: فقد تم نقل المولد النبوی للشیخ محمد العرب الذی اختصر السید منصب بن عبد الرحمن الحسنی مع حسن تفسیره بلغة السوحلية...کتبه الحقیر احمد بن محمد بن یونس السعدی تاریخ یوم الربوع 29 فی شوال سنه 1352
Language(s): Arabic, Swahili

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6.

A fanciful poem on the death of ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib

Incipit: بسم الله اوال ا اسم ياك جل الا پیک هان بد ل ایل ا نی ی ممای / Bismillahi awali, ismu yake Jalali, yu pweke hana badali, illa ni yeye mmoya
Language(s): Swahili
Title: Utenzi wa Hasina
Incipit: اول جن لرب بسم الله كتب الرحمن ارب ناالريم وكوا / Awali jina la Rabu, bismillahi kutubu, ar-rahmani iribu, na ar-rahimu ukuwa

The story of Hasina and Rashid

Language(s): Swahili

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8.
Incipit: مم نسم نوز ميو كوجوز / Mimi nasema naweza, moyowe kuugeuza

A Swahili version in verse of the story of Barsisa

Language(s): Swahili

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9.

A poem in Swahili on Muhammad's victory over the army of Qatirifu

Incipit: بسم لله ادك وحده لا شريك دي / Bismillahi andika wahdahuu laa sharika ndiye

Language(s): Swahili

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Physical Description

Form: codex
4 f. 2 f. 14 f. 15 f. f. f. f. 10 f. 11 f.
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Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".

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Subjects

  • Lamu Island (Kenya)--History
  • Islamic poetry, Swahili
  • Swahili poetry

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