Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 53497 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

8 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Islamic poetry and Swahili poetry

1.

The legend of Abu Sufyan, incomplete

Incipit: Awali bismilah jins la Mole Ilashi Pweke asiye shabihi ndiye wahedi l kahari
Language(s): Swahili

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2.

The religious legend of the amal and the Gazelle. Accompanied by an English translation of the first 69 stanzas

Incipit: Bismillahi arrahmani Arrahimi wabihi hastain auwaka ya mu’ien
Language(s): Swahili

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3.
Incipit: Baada ya Isha usiku wa sabaa wa ‘ishri Rajab
Language(s): Swahili

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4.
Incipit: Patiyani zinjifuri, Na Wino mema khiyari, Na kalamu ya sufuri, Ilo jema kuandikia
Language(s): Swahili

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5.

The story of the Hawk and the Dove

Incipit: Nenda kubaini kwa isimu yake karimu, Na ar-rahamini baadaye kirasimu
Language(s): Swahili

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6.
Language(s): Swahili

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7.

Incomplete version

Incipit: Akhi patia madadi : na lahu njema jadidi, na kalamu Mkayadi : ipendezayo kolea
Language(s): Swahili

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Physical Description

Form: codex
58 f. 95 f. 6 f. 33 f. 33 f. 94 f. 31 f. 134 f.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):

Layout

Hand(s)

Swahili hand

Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".

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