Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms17(o) (University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, University of St Andrews)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Muallaqat with commentary of az-Zauzani by Imruʼ al-Qays, 497-545

The Muallaqat or 'suspended poems', with the commentary of az-Zauzani (date 486A.H and 1093 A.D).Tweedie's notes, suo more,cf. Nos. 5,6,7

Rubric: هذه القصايد السبعة المعلقة في صدرالکعبه فاول من علق قصيدته امر القيس
Incipit: (basmalla) قال القاضي الامام السيد ابو عبدالله الحسين ابن احمد الزورني
Explicit: انشده بعض القرب شعرا من قول عنترة فقال صلي الله تعالي
Final rubric: هذه سابع قصيدة للحارث ابن حلزة و هي سابع قصيدة منهن
Colophon: اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعالَمین, و صلي الله علي سيدنا محمد و اله و صحبه ,وسلم اجمعين, وقد وقع الفراغ من نسخ هذا الشرح اللطيف يوم الحادي عشر من شهر صفر الخيرلسنة سبعمائة واحدي عشر من الهجره ذلک علي يدي العبد الفقير المحتاج الرحمته ربه القديرنظام الدين ابن الشيخ احمد و ذلک في يلد سنه غفرالله له و لوالديه والمسلمين امين
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 153ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 8.25 × 5.75 in.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation: On European paper



Modern binding




  • marginalia Marginal notes in
  • orthography
  • paper



Origin: 711 AH; 1311 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Tweedie Collection

Record Sources

Record based on Handlist held in University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team


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