Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Digby Or. 4 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Digby Oriental Collection


4 works by 4 authors on the subjects of Mysticism, Islam, Qasidas, and Theology

1. ff. 1v-154v

Chapter 560 only, which is a collection of precepts with the title Jāmiʻ al-waṣāyā min al-Futūḥ al-Makkī

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 442
[NAM. 43 (1) with corrig. Nicoll p. 509]
2. ff. 155v-236v
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 426
[NAM. 307 (2)]
3. ff. 237v-240v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 264
[NAM. 307 (3)]
4. f. 241

Possibly al-Qaṣīdat al-ṣūfīyah *(Brock. 8)

*Other MSS in GandS. Cf. incipit e.g. with Berlin 76195

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 433
[NAM. 307 (4) with corrig. Nicoll p. 547]

Physical Description

Form: codex
154 ff. 82 ff. 4 ff. 1 f.


Origin: 1329 CE 1332 CE n.d. c. 1523 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Sir Kenelm Digby, 1603-1665.

Presented to the Bodleian Library in 1640 along with the Laudian Collections.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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