Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 53823 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

3 works by 4 authors on the subjects of Islamic poetry and Devotional poetry

1.
Incipit: * كيف ترقى رقيك الانبيا يا سماء ما طاولتها سماء
Colophon: وقع الفراغ من الهمزية الردة يوم الاحد من شهر ذي الحجة سنة 1207...بید...عثمان بن القاضی برحاج بن عثمان الفقیمي الشافعي

Language(s): Arabic

References

2.

An interlinear Swahili version of the Hamziyah of Busiri

Incipit: هل ركلاي ككلك متم ينت اوغ اسو كلتونمح سما

Language(s): Swahili

References

3.

Notes on the Swahili translation of the Hamziyah of Busiri. With this volume is some correspondence by Hichens (four letters) with the British Museum, the Royal Asiatic Society and the School of Oriental and African Studies concerning an English translation of the poem

Language(s): English

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 34 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 22 × 16.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 10 cm.

Layout

Hand(s)

Clear vocalised Naskhi hand

History

Origin: 1207 AH; 1793 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" and "Swahili Manuscripts Collections"

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact SOAS Archives and Special Collections Admissions. Contact docenquiry@soas.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript. Microfiche copy available for purchase from : Brill - IDC Publishers.


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