Arabic Ismaili Manuscripts: The Zahid Ali Collection
This work represents a brilliant corpus of Islamic manuscripts devoted to the theological, philosophical, and historical traditions of the Fatimid, post-Fatimid Yemeni as well as Indian-Ismaili literature. The catalog, with its 179 annotated entries which examine the literary and doctrinal aspects of these manuscripts, features incipits in Arabic for each entry and is supported by indices in both Arabic and Latin scripts. The work is fully illustrated and enriched by a comprehensive contextualizing introduction.
Published by I.B.Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies.
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13th/19th century 14th/2oth century 15 lines Abd al-Qadir Najm Abd Allah Abd-i additions and annotations al-awwal al-Hasan al-Husayn al-juz al-Kirman1 al-Mahdl al-Majdu al-Mu'ayyad fi'l-Dln al-Mu'izz al-Qad1 al-Nu'man al-Qadir Najm al-Dln al-Risdla al-Walld Allah annotations and corrections Anon Arabic Arl.ZA B)Ms Beirut blank Bohra Cairo clear black naskh1 colophon COPYIST corrections and additions Cortese da'l da'wa DATE dd'l deals DESCRIPTION Dhu'l-qa'da EDITIONS elegant black naskhl Fadl Fatimid Fyzee Gacek Ghalib Goriawala Ham1d al-Dln Hamare Hamdre Hatim headings in red Husayn Ibrah1m Ikhwan al-Safa Imad imamate Incipit Institute of Ismaili Islam Ismaili Ismaili Studies Ivanow Ja'far Kitab Kitdb later hand leaves lines per page loss of text manuscript marginal annotations mas'ala Muharram Muhsin n.d. first half occasional corrections Poonawala prophethood punctuation in red Qur'an Rab1 Rasa'il red frame REFERENCES Risdlat slightly worm-eaten stanza dividers Tayyib1 title and headings unknown worm-eaten throughout Written x 8o mm Yemen