Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 50690 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Risālah fī aḥkām al-nujūm

Astrological treatise divided into 12 sections. Marginal notes in Persian. First folio damaged

Incipit: الحمد لله الذى قبل كل مكان ... اما بعد فانى رايت العلوم كثيرة والاحاطة بها مثل ابى معشروما شاء الله وابى على الخياط وعمرو بن الفروحاب وحبيب بن عمر ابو الجرحانى والحسن بن سهل وسند بن على وشاذان وابى الصوفى ويعقوب بن اسحق الكندى وعطارد بن محمد يعقوب بن على القرشى المعروف بالقصر انى ويعقوب بن طارق الذى افنوا اعمارهم فى هذا العلم فعلموا بالقياس المستقبل ... بما مضى من انتقالات الكواكب

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 83 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 19 × 12.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 7.5 cm.



Neat nasta'liq hand



Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of S.H. Taqizadeh

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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