Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Qq. 31 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: A history of Mecca and it's notables.Al-ʻIqd al-thamīn fī taʼrīkh al-balad al-amīn, including the biographies of those persons named Muhammad, which name, in honour of the prohet is placed first, out of its proper alphabetical order.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 234 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 27.5 × 18.8 cm.
Dimensions (written):


27 lines per page.


Origin: 1115 AH; 1704 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of J.L. Burckhardt (1784-1817) in 1819.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on E. G. Browne: A hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1900. abbreviated by the OCIMCO project team.


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    Other copies: Qq. 32, Qq. 37, Qq. 43.

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