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Middle Eastern Manuscripts at the University of Melbourne

About the Middle Eastern Manuscripts

1993 Conservation Report

MUL

Language

Date

Description

MUL 001

Arabic

 

Quran

MUL 002

Arabic

XIX century.

Quran, early XIX century.

MUL 003

Arabic

XV century.

Quran. XV century.

MUL 004

Arabic

XVI century.

Al-Quran, first part only. Naskh. XVI century.

MUL 005

Arabic

Early XIX century.

Extracts from the Quran, written on sheets of gold-beaters skin, the borders are paper.

MUL 006

Arabic

XVIII century

Quranic - extracted suras. XVIII century.

MUL 007

Arabic

 

Two dictionaries by hallime. (Luft ullah b. Yusuf).

MUL 008

Arabic

Copied 807 A.H. (1404-5)

Part II of the famous Arabic Dictionary Taj al-lughah wa sibah al-arabiyyah of Isma'il by Hammad al-Jauhari.

MUL 009

Arabic

XVII centur

Arabic Grammar. XVII century

MUL 010

Arabic

XVII-XVIII century.

Fragment of a commentary of the Kafiyah, a grammatical work by Ibn Hajib.

MUL 011

Arabic

XIX century

Al-Saayid Haidar (XIX century) Diwan. Poems.

MUL 012

Arabic

XIX century

Maronite Christian prayerbook. XIX century.

MUL 013

Arabic

 

A collection of tracts by Abd al-Rahman

MUL 014

Arabic

 

 

MUL 015

Arabic

Dated 1161 A.H. (1745).

Mahhaj al-munir fi marifat asma il-agagir.by Ibrahim ibn mustafa al-Qadi of Cario. A treatise on vegetable material medica which are arranged alphabetically. Includes Turkish marginal notes.

MUL 016

Arabic

XIX century

Al-natijat al-sinniyyah fi asma al-shuhur al-Qubtiyyah. An annual calendar according to the names of the coptic months. XIX century.

MUL 017

Arabic

 

The One Hundred Sayings of Ali. Written by Schah Mahmoud Nichpouri. Translated into Persian by Rachid-ed-Din Vatwab. A description of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Plans and illuminations by Nezani.

MUL 018

Arabic

 

Traduction des cent sentences d'Abi Talib par Rashid ad Din Valwat.

MUL 019

Arabic

 

Kitab al-Ishtarah by Ibn Sirin.

MUL 020

Arabic

 

am' al-Jarvami fi Usual al-Figh by jalal al-Din al-Muhalli.

MUL 021

Arabic

 

Sharh Jawharah al-Tawhid by al-Laqani.

MUL 022

Arabic.

 

Sharh Suktarar by Abdullah ibu Yusuf ibn Hisham.

MUL 023

Arabic

 

A work on Figh by al-Mahbubi.

MUL 024

Arabic

 

Kitab Muhadarah al-Abrar wa-Masamirah al-Akhyar by Muhammad Muhyial-Din ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-arabr.

MUL 025

Arabic

Dated 1087 A.H.

al-Muqaddimah al-Ghaznawiyyah fil-figh by Muhammad ibn Ahmad. Said al-Ghaznawi.

MUL 026

Arabic

 

Kitab al-Zawajir by Ahmad ibn Hajar al-Haytami.

MUL 027

Arabic

 

Kanz al-Daqaiq fi al-Furu by al-Nasafi. Page markers in text block.

MUL 028

Arabic

 

Al-Hidayah by al-Marghinani.

MUL 029

Arabic.

 

Kitab al-Dar al-Mukhtar fi Sharh Tanivir al-Absar by Muhammad Ala al-Din Usi al-Shaykh Ali (Ibn Timurtash?).

MUL 030

Arabic

 

Kitab al-Daral-Mukhtar.

MUL 031

Arabic

 

Kitabal-Juzal-thalith nuna I-Hidayah.

MUL 032

Arabic

 

Kitab Maniyyah al-Musalli.

MUL 033

Arabic

 

Kitab Multaqa al-Abhus.

MUL 034

Arabic

 

Kitab by Al-Akhdari.

MUL 035

Arabic.

 

Kitab Mughri al-Libab by Abdullah ibn Hisham.

MUL 036

Arabic.

 

Kitab al-Taharah.

MUL 037

Arabic

 

Kitab al-Farva by Suraj al-Din Ali ibn Uthmar al-Awsi.

MUL 038

Arabic

 

Kanz al-Daqaiq by al-Nasafi.

MUL 039

Arabic

 

Kitab Sharh Dalail al-Khairat wa Shawariq al-Amwar by Shaikh al-Imam Muhammad al-Mahd b. Yusuf al-Fasi. (theology)

MUL 040

Arabic

1180

Hashiya al Sabban ala Sharh al-Shaikh al-Mawla (Logic) 1180

MUL 041

Arabic/Persian

 

Biographies of prophets and the imams. No author or date

MUL 042

Persian

 

Pandic Attar by Bulaq.

MUL 043

Arabic

 

Religious school primer, alphabet of prayer.

MUL 044

Arabic

 

Short biographical notes on mystics (6 folios).

MUL 045

Arabic

 

Lexicographical notes (single folio)

MUL 046

Arabic

 

Sayings of Ali on noises made by animals.(3 folios)

MUL 047

Arabic

 

Part of Quran (1 folio)

MUL 048

Arabic

 

Grammar (syntax) (1 leaf)

MUL 049

Arabic

The colophon is dated 1261 A.H.

KItab al-Fawa'id wa-s-Salawat. Liturgical text containing one hundred Muslim incantations and prayers. Written in Ottoman naski and rubrics, with an illuminated Unwan page and original binding. f.f.109.

MUL 050

Arabic and Turkish.

Dated 1152 A.H.

Majmu at al-Rasa' il. A collection of five tracts written in various hands and in various scripts. ff. 1-256.

MUL 051

Arabic

1193 AD

Matn al-Qudur. A compendium of Islamic law according to the Hanafi school, by Muhammad bin Muhammad Ida. ff.173. It is written in Maghribi character. Complete with a colophon and dated 1193 A.D.

MUL 052

Arabic

Dated 1162 A.H. (1748 A.D.)

Kitab ash-Shama'il. A collection of Hadith (Muslim traditions) relating to the physical characteristics and character attributes and habits of the prophet Muhammad by Uthman ibd Shakirdan.

MUL 053

Arabic

Undated, probably 18th century. ff. 20

A treatise on Salat written in fine Maghribi character.

MUL 054

Arabic

Dated 1245 A.H. (1829)

Sharh al-Majaz wa-t-Tashbih. A commentary of Bayan al-Majaz wa-Tashbin wa-I-Kinayah by Ahmad al-Adawi.

MUL 055

Persian

17th - 19th. century.

Divan of Hafiz.

MUL 056

Persian.

Early 19th century (before 1833)

Divan of Hafiz. Early 19th century (before 1833) A.H.

MUL 057

Persian.

18th-19th century.

Divan of Hafiz

MUL 058

Persian.

Early 19th century (before 1833 1249 A.H.)

The Divan of Hifaz.

MUL 059

Persian.

Copied 1836.

The Gulistan of Sadi. Goolistan gold blocked on spine. Copied by Ahmad Ali for Charles Marriot Caldecott.

MUL 060

Persian

1182 A.H.

Gulistan of Sadi.

MUL 061

Persian

 

Gulistan of Sadi.

MUL 062

Persian

 

Copy of the Gulistan of Sadi.

MUL 063

Persian

 

Gulistan of Sadi.

MUL 064

Persian

Copied AH1250:AD1834-35

Maasir-i-Alamgiri.

MUL 065

Persian

XVII century.

Tarikh-i-guzideh of Hamdullah Mustaufi of Qazrin. Imperfect at beginning and end.

MUL 066

Persian

XIX century

Brief account of the history of Malwa to the year AH 967: 1559-60. Part of a larger work. .

MUL 067

Persian

Transcribed circa 1810

Kashmir.

MUL 068

Persian

XVII-XVIII century.

Third volume of the lqbal-nameh by Mutamad Kahn.

MUL 069

Persian

Probably XVII-XVIII century.

Asar ul-muluk val-anbiya.

MUL 070

Persian

XVIII-XIX century.

Malfusat-i-Timuri-i-Phishin. Autobiographical memoirs of Tamerlane.

MUL 071

Persian

XIX century.

Narayan Kaul Azia. Tarikh-i-Kashmir: A History of Kashmir.

MUL 072

Persian

1899

Part of the Barbur-nameh in the Persian version of Shaikh Zain ul-Din Khwafi. A copy, made 1899.

MUL 073

Persian

Dated Shauwal 1271/1855.

Ishabdar Munshi (d.1038/1628): Tarkh-i alan-aray i Abbasi. Late copy of history of the Shah Abbas and his predecessors.

MUL 074

Persian

Probably late XVII century.

Sulhat al-Abriar and Tuhfat al-Asrar of Jami, with seven miniatures and one unwan.

MUL 075

Persian

AH 1275: AD1859

Jami, Tohfatu-l-Ahrar. Persian poem.

MUL 076

Persian

Written in XVI century.

Jami. Yussuf and Zulaikha.

MUL 077

Persian

 

Niniddin Abd Rahman Jami Lawait.

MUL 078

Persian

 

Haftband of Kashi or Kashani.

MUL 079

Persian

 

Tuhjata-l-Irakain Khakany; The Present to the two Iraqs.

MUL 080

Persian

 

Shirazi, Ali. Complete works.

MUL 081

Persian

A.H. 1234 : A.D. 1819-20.

Sadi Kulliyat.

MUL 082

Persian

1837.

Sadi. Ghazalliyat. A modern manuscript of the Odes of Sai Mahmoud in Nastaliq.

MUL 083

Persian.

XIX century.

Bustan of Sadi.

MUL 084

Persian

XVIII-XIX century.

Sharaf-nameh. The second portion of the Iskandar-nameh of Nizami.

MUL 085

Persian

Copied 1895.

Sikandar-nameh or Iskandar-nameh. Epic poem by Nizami, copied 1895. N.Indian or Afghan.

MUL 086

Persian

Copied AH 951: AD 1544

Hadiqua of Sana i. Sufi poem. Copied AH 951: AD 1544 by Ali Husaini Imad.

MUL 087

Persian

XV century.

Diwan Assafi. Written by Ali-al-Meshidi.

MUL 088

Arabic

A.H. 1236 : A.D. 1821.

Pandnameh. Collection of didactic verse. Probably complete, some variations from published versions. Regular inelegant nastaliq.

MUL 089

Persian

XVIII-XIX century.

Qisseh-i-Chahar Darvish. A tale by Amir Khusrau of Delhi

MUL 090

Persian

XIX century.

Jang-nama-i do Padshah-zadak, 'The War of the Two Princes', by Nimat Khan Ate. A.H.1269: A.D.1853. Bound with Persian m/s - the collected poems of the above author. A.H.1268: A.D.1852

MUL 091

Persian

 

Collection of prose and verses. Mahib-i-Ryahuri and Imram-l Idrah.

MUL 092

Persian.

Dated A.H.1266/ A.D.1811-12.

Pand-nameh. A moral masnari poem by Farid ul-Din Attar.

MUL 093

Persian

A.H.1265: A.D.1849

Faizi, Mulla. Nal u Daman or poems in couplets.

MUL 094

Persian

Dated A.D. 1798

Nizami. Sikandar Namah Barri. Written for A. Ramsay by D. Ballhad Das. Indifferent Nastaliq.

MUL 095

Persian

A.H. 1280 : A.D 1864.

Divan of Nasir i Khusrau. Preceded by an abridgement of the alleged autography. Lithographed at Tabriz in A.H. 1280 : A.D 1864.

MUL 096

Persian

 

Mukatabat iallami. Letters written by Shaikh Abul-Fazi, partly in the name of Akbar. Collected by Abd ul-Samad Afzal Muhammad with botanical notes written in the margins.

MUL 097

Persian

 

Khaqani, Tohfatu-l-Eraquein. Persian Poetry.

MUL 098

Persian

 

Literary criticism by Qalil, Uiza.

MUL 099

Persian

A.H. 1210 : A.D. 1795-6.

Ilhamat-i-qudsi-simat. A Sufi treatise by Chisti. Undated at the end, but on the first endpaper the date appears as A.H. 1210 : A.D. 1795-6.

MUL 100

Persian

XVIII century.

Nasir al-din Muhammad Manya i Farawa-i basahnah. Legal decisions after the Hanafi school.

MUL 101

Persian

A.H.1303: A.D.1866

Jame hehan-Noma: a metaphysical tract.

MUL 102

Persian

A.H. 1212 : A.D. 1798.

Amin Ahmad Razi A.H. 1002 : A.D. 1594 haft iqtim. The well-known encyclopedia of geography and biography. Indian Nastaliq with rubrications.

MUL 103

Persian

Copied in India A.H. 1182 : A.D. 1768-9

The Kifaya-i-Mansuri. A manual of medicine by Mansur ibn Muhammad XV century. Divided into 2 fanns.

MUL 104

Persian

 

Ahmad Chafari. Nigaristan : the Museum of Painting. Written in Indian Nastaliq.

MUL 105

Persian

Dated Samurat 1883 : A.D. 1826.

Ain-i Akbari. Nastaliq.

MUL 106

Persian

XVIII century.

Amin Ahmad Razi. Haft Iqtim. An encyclopedia of cosmology. Indian shikastah-emiz.

MUL 107

Persian

 

Kushaish Nameh.

MUL 108

Persian.

Birkemajit era 1919. A.H. 1278.

Kampur : the story of an Indian romance. In Panjab verse., in different Nastaliq bold character. Calligrapher Karam-al-din. Attached : story of Puran bhagat. Panjab lithograph, 2 illustrations 16 pp.

MUL 109

Persian

XVIII XIX century

Chahar Darvish of Amir Khusrau of Delhi.

MUL 110

Persian.

One tract is dated 1831, the others were copied about the same date.

A collection of 7 tracts. 1. Risaleh-i-Munshi Faizullah (philosophical). 2. Lughat-i-hurufi tahjji (on the arabic alphabet). 3. Inshayijadid. A manual of letter writing by Charles Stewart of Haileybury College. 4. On the Makhzan ul-asrar of Nizemi. 5. Nusheh-i-Lilawati. An arithmetical treaties. 6. Risaleh i Chahar Gulzar (0n prosody). 7. Nuskeh-i-Tuzuk-i-Timuri. The institutes of Tamerlane.

MUL 111

Persian.

Dated 29th Jumadal 1095.

Jamal al Husaini ( d. A.H. 926 : A.D. 1528). Raudat al-ahbab. Biographies of Muhammed, his family and his companions. Clear Indian nastaliq; rubrications.

MUL 112

Persian

 

Naz o Niyas.

MUL 113

Persian

Undated, XVIII century.

Wassaf : (A.H. 712 A.D. 1312) Jajziyat al-amsar. Incomplete. Clear Nastaliq, rubrications.

MUL 114

Persian

Early XIX century.

Lilavati. Kalami.

MUL 115

Persian

 

Part of the Adhlaq-i-Mulisini and the Akhlaq-i-Nasiri.

MUL 116

Persian

 

Tafsir Suhuf Ibrahim: George William Hamilton. Arabic in margins.

MUL 117

Persian

 

Kitab Silisilah adh-Dhahab.

MUL 118

Urdu

 

A manuscript history of India. By Pandit Haman, a teacher from Fatahad U.P. The history is only a brief outline and is incomplete. It goes to the Saltanate of Delhi.

MUL 119

Urdu.

A.H. 1200 : A.D. 1785-8.

Nauayin. A story by John Horace Ford which was told by Rustam Ali at the court of the Mogul Muhammad Shah.

MUL 120

Urdu.

Dated A.H. 1242.

Nazirs polui ou Saidskarina. In Hindustani. Shakasta inclined Nastaliq.

MUL 121

Urdu

1802 A.D. (n.b. Note that watermark on endleaves is dated slightly later.)

Bagh i Urdoo. The Hindustani translation of the Gulistan of Sadi in Persian.

MUL 122

Urdu

Dated A.H. 1278.

Jang Nama Karbala. A metrical description of the martyrdom of Imam Husain at Karbala in Hindustani. Indifferent Nastaliq.

MUL 123

Turkish

 

Mohammed Taher Vahid: a collection of letters and other compositions by Vahid, Monshi of Shan Soleyman and Shah Ahhas II. Copied form a printed edition.

MUL 124

Turkish

 

Taher-Ibn-Hussain and Sultan Comar-ibn-Abdul-aziz. Two separate manuscripts bound together.

MUL 125

Turkish

XVII-XVIII century.

Daqaiq ut haqiq. Persian synonyms with explanations in Turkish of Kamalpasazade.

MUL 126

Prakrit

Dated 1678.

Matripala-Charita, a Jain religious story in 186 Prakrit verses by Viradera Gani. Five leaves only in paper wrapper.

MUL 127

Mongol

 

Collection of sutras.

MUL 128

Sanskrit

 

Sanskrit and Hindu manuscript on horoscopes. Reading left to right.

MUL 129

Malmud

Dated c.1850

Shir in Khrisrau, Kashmiri.

MUL 130

Persian

 

Tuhfat ul-Hind

MUL 131

Persian

 

Tazkirat Ul-umara'

MUL 132

Arabic

1027

Majmu' al-a'yad wa'd-dalalat. Manuscript on the festivals of the Nusairis, a branch of the Ismailis. By Abu Sa'id Maimun b.al-Qasim al-Tabarani d. 1027, (of Ladhiqaya in Syria). There is a MS of this text in Berlin

MUL 133

Arabic

 

Kitab Ans al-Jalil Tarihn al-Qadiy

MUL 134

Persian

A.H.1150/ A.D.1737

Murad (Muhammad): Dastur-i Himmdt, the love story of Kamrup and Kamlata. N.India.

MUL 135

Arabic

Dated 867 A.H.

b. Abi Bakr (Jalal ad-Din)as - 'Suyuti K. al-Nukat al-Badi'at. Copyist 'Abd al-Karim ibn'Abd ar-Razzaq ibn Muhammed al-Maghribi.

MUL 136

Persian

Dated 1044/1634

Risala-i-Mu'Amma by Mir Husayn b.Muhammad al Hasayni. Copyist: Sham-suddin Muhammad b. Hidayatallah.

MUL 137

Arabic

Sixteenth or seventeenth century.

Qati Zadah, Samitah al-Mukhis. Commentary on Jagaminis compendium on astrology.

MUL 138

Arabic

 

Kitab Ans al-Jalil Tarihn al-Qadiy

MUL 139

Arabic

685 A.H.

Selections from Anwar al-Tanzil, a commentary on the Quran by al-Baidawi d. 685 A.H.

MUL 140

Persian

XII-XIII century AD

Muzaff ai-bin Muhammed al Shifta'i. Nastalik. In between lines difficult words have been explained. 1) karabdin-i-Shafai. Muhammd husain Shafai. A treatise on diseases and prescriptions for their cure. Dated 1251 A.H. 2) Asma-al-Ilal and it's commentary 'Dastur-al-'Amal. Abdur Rahim alias Muhammad Yusuf Khan. A treatise on diseases, their causes and cures. Written in 1187 A.H. 3) Khorishanamah Wa Khavas-ul-Ghiza. Rajkishai. A treatise on the characteristics of various food, fruits and vegetables in the civilised world. Written with the assistance of Tyed Nijabat'bli. Transcribed in 1258 A.H.

MUL 141

Persian

Date on spine 1705

Ahwal Umbiyu. A commentary on the sayings of wise men.

MUL 142

Persian

 

Rozat al Suffa, or Rapal al Suffa: The Garden of Purity or Truth. A general history of the world byMahummud bin Khawind Shaw, bin Mhamood, commonly called Khondemir. Seven sections and conclusion in six volumes.

MUL 143

Turkish/Persian.

 

Dalail

MUL 144

Arabic

Dated 1107 A.H. : 1695 A.D

Ibrahim al-Ma'muni: 1. Risala fi tafsir qawlihi ta'ala: inna aradna 'l-amana ala 'l samawat wa 'l-ard (commentary on Qu'ran sura 33, v.72); followed by 2. a copy of a letter to Mufti Yahya Effendi, apparently concerning a dispute which occured in Cairo during the reigh of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet ( presumably Mehmet IV ), between the populace and the Khankar over taxes on livestock: the intercession of the 'Ulama; and the revolt of a "group of Arabs" (ta'ifa min al-Arab). Ottoman Sultan Ahmet ( presumably Ahmet II ) cited.

MUL 145

Persian

 

3 in 1.

MUL 146

Arabic

Dated 1163 A.H.

Tracts on logic. 4 vols. in 1.

MUL 147

Arabic

 

 

MUL 148

Persian

Dated 1001 A.H.

 

MUL 149

Arabic

 

Anthology: Manazil al-Ahbab wa-Manazat al-Albab

MUL 150

Persian

Dated 800 A.H. : 1422 A.D.

Kitab al-antighadi fi sharhi umdat al-a'taghadi.

MUL 151

Arabic

 

Faqr tafmi

MUL 152

Arabic

 

Kitab fi al-faqah

MUL 153

Arabic

 

Kitab al-taqay wa-tahay

MUL 154

Arabic

 

Quran.

MUL 155

Arabic

Dated 1735 A.D.

Book of religion.

MUL 156

Ethiopic

 

Reading from left to right.

MUL 157

Ethiopic

 

Embossed cross on covers indicates it may have been used as a prayer book.

MUL 158

Arabic

 

Kitab al-faqt

MUL 159

Arabic

 

Qurannic selections. Sura headings in blue. Childlike handwriting.

MUL 160

Arabic

 

No title or author details.

MUL 161

Arabic

XIX century.

Manhaj al-salik ila Alfiyat Ibn Malik. A Commentary on the well-known versified grammatical work of Ibn Malik by Muhammed Amir b. Khari allah al-khatib (d. 1789)

MUL 162

Arabic

 

Qurannic selections.

MUL 163

Arabic

Dated 1180 A.H.

al-kitab ash-shafa' ash-shadif al-qad' yad ad-din.

MUL 164

Syriac

XIII century?

Contents: 1) Comments on the gospels 2) Comments on the psalms 3) Comments on the order of services etc. during Lent to Pentecost. Probably by Jacob bar Salibi, 13th century. Originated from the Monastery of Tur Abdin in Turkey.

MUL 165

Pushtu

Dated 1312 A.H. : 1934 A.D.

Fatt al-dayyan fi figh. Khair al-adyam. Work on the law and ritual of Islam.

MUL 166

Turkish

 

Part of the Ottoman Turkish translation of the Muqaddimah.

MUL 167

Arabic

Undated, probably seventeenth century Syrian.

Fifteen separately bound portions of the Quran. Parts III(ff.20), IV(ff.23), VII(ff.21), IX(ff.19), X(ff.23), XI(ff.22), XIV(ff.22), XVI(ff11), XVII(ff.11), XVIII(ff.23), XX(ff.20), XXI(ff.25), XXV(ff.22), XXVI(ff.23), XXVII(ff.20).

MUL 168

Turkish

Dated circa 1500.

Turkish bookbinding only. Dated cica 1500.

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