Format Books
Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Ibn Al HāʼIm, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
Location Washington D.C.
Language Arabic
Subjects Arithmetic
Ibn Al HāʼIm, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
Manuscripts, Arabic
Mathematics, Arab
Murshidah Fī ṢināʻAt Al Ghubār.
Washington (D.C.)
Hadhihi risalah li
Other Title
هذه رسالة لابن الهائم المسمات نزهة الحساب المختصرة من المرشدة.
Contributor Names
Ibn al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, -1412.
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Ibn al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad,---1412.--Murshidah fī ṣināʻat al-ghubār
-  Arithmetic
-  Mathematics, Arab
-  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
-  Ms.
-  Arabic.
-  Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection,1945. DLC
-  Paper: yellowed cream with watermarks, split from spine; termite damage; affected by humidity at bottom of pages, and brown stains on the last page. Text framed by double brown line. Text principally in black, with a few rubricated words. Calculations and notes in margin in brown ink; catchwords on rectos.
-  Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-712. DLC
-  According to Carl Brockelmann's Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (Supplement II, p. 154), the text is an abridgement of the author's book al-Murshidah fī ṣināʻat al-ghubār. The manuscript contains an introduction, two chapters, and an epilogue. On fol. 1a is a table of written numbers for use in official documents as well as verses (in code?). On fol. 33b, verse 6:115 of the Qur'an is written in another hand.
-  Text is in Nastaʻliq script, with Diwani script on title page including a table of numbers from 1 to 100,000, and a verse from the Qur'an in Thuluth script on fol. 33b.
-  Fol. 1a-33b.
-  Binding: old torn cardboard with leather spine and edges; spine broken into two.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
-  Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و به تقتي أما بعد حمد الله تعالى الواحد بكل وجه واعتبار، والصلاة والسلام على نبيه محمد خير من اختار وعلى آله وصحبه وأزواجه البررة الأطهار، فان كتابي الموسوم بالمرشدة فى صناعة الغبار لما تلقى بالقبول وخص بالانتشار كلف به صديق لي يهوى الاختصار فألتمس منى أن ألخصه مبالغا فى الاختصار.
32 leaves (15 lines), bound : paper ; 21 x 15 cm.
Call Number
QA101 .I255 1600z
Digital Id
amed0001 200149150
amed0001 200149150
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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