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    al-Insān fī al-ṭibb. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Text is a treatise on the human body and how to maintain good health. It explains that the body is composed of chemical elements, and deals with medication, nutrition, and diseases of various parts of the body.

    • Date: 17??
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    Raqāyiq al-ḥaqāyiq fī ḥisāb al-daraj wa-al-daqāyiq. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    As the introduction (fol. 1b) notes, this text summarizes and simplifies Kashf al-ḥaqāʼiq fī ḥisāb al-daraj wa-al-daqāʼiq by Aḥmad ibn Rajab Ibn al-Majdī, 1366-1447, which calculates the movement of celestial bodies.

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1825
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    Kitāb al-jadwal fī al-ḥisāb al-sinīn al-ʻArabīyah wa-al-Rūmīyah / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The text is a treatise on using the solar and lunar systems to calculate the months. It includes tables showing the correspondence of the Arabic and Christian years with a preface and it explains the positions and movement of the sun and the moon, and the discrepancies of the dates. Poem on fol. 14b and 15a.

    • Contributor: Thābitī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻabd Al-Laṭīf.
    • Date: 18??
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    Sharḥ ʻalá Tashrīḥ al-aflāk lil-ʻĀmilī. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Text consists of extracts from and commentary on Tashrīḥ al-aflāk by Bahāʼ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn al-ʻĀmilī. Fol. 65b contains a list of book titles and a short story (scratched out) dated 1232 H [1816 or 17] and written in a second hand.

    • Date: 17??
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    Hādhā kitāb al-Lumʻah al-Māridīnīyah fī sharḥ al-Yāsamīnīyah fī ʻilm al-jabr wa-al-muqābalah ... Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Text is a commentary on the versified treatise of arithmetic entitled al-Yāsamīnīyah by ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥajjāj Ibn al-Yāsamīn.

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1874
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    Ḍawʼ al-lumaʻ fī al-ḥisāb Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Text is a poem on arithmetic dedicated to Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Bahwashī al-Shāfiʻī, as mentioned at the end of the manuscript.

    • Contributor: Ḥamīdī, ʻabd Al-Raḥmān Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1588
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    Qadi zadah ala al

    A commentary on al-Jighmīnī's book on astronomy, al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah.

    • Contributor: Qāḍīʹzādah, Mūsá Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 16??

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    [Qurʼān] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. In Arabic. Title supplied by cataloger. Gift of Charles C. McVicker. Paper: smooth yellowed cream with no visible watermarks; the first two pages and colophon are elaborately illuminated in green, blue and red on gold background; borders are gold, blue and red; titles of individual sūrahs in gold; verses separed by ...

    • Date: 18??
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    Risalah fi al

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, untrimmed, in moderate condition; brown stains on bottom of many leaves. Black ink on title page; black and red ink in text. Catchwords on rectos. Marginal notes. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-783. Naskhī script; 19 lines in written ...

    • Contributor: Budayrī, Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1831

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    al-Nujūm al-shāriqāt fī dhikr baʻḍ al-ṣanāīʻ al-muḥtāj ilayhā fī ʻilm al-mīqāt. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Text is divided into 25 chapters.

    • Contributor: Ḥasanī, Muḥammad Ibn Abī Al-Khayr
    • Date: 18??
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    Nubdhah laṭīfah fī ʻilm al-kitābah wa-al-aḥbār. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Treatise on the types, manufacture, and use of pens, inks, and paper.

    • Contributor: Ṭanṭāwī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻīs
    • Date: 1852
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    Hādhihi risālah li-Ibn al-Hāʼim al-musammāt [sic] Nuzhat al-ḥisāb, al-mukhtaṣarah min al-Murshidah. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 16??
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    al-Dustūr / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manual on pharmaceutics, including composition, preparation and use of medicines.

    • Contributor: Najīb Al-Dīn Al-Samarqandī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1514
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    Kitāb Dalāʼil al-khayrāt. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    A collection of prayers for the Prophet, with a description of his tomb and his names.

    • Contributor: Jazūlī, Muḥammad Ibn Sulaymān - Mawlawī, Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm - Batchelder, John Davis - John Davis Batchelder Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1772
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    Kitāb mafātīḥ al-raḥmah wa-asrār al-ḥikmah. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The ms. is in two parts. Part I, or Introduction by Ṭughrāʼī, and Part II, "From keys of wisdom" is by the Egyptian chemist Zosimos, translated into Arabic by al-Ṭughrāʼī. Part I is written in the form of lectures and is divided into 5 chapters: The science and its materials; Mixing and its way; Fire and its nature; Balances (of properties); Metals and plants ...

    • Contributor: Ṭughrāʼī, Al-Ḥusayn Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 17??
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    Kitāb Mā lā yasaʻu al-ṭabīb jahluh Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    A well-organized medical treatment manual explains the evolution of the healing art in the Middle Ages. It is an abridgement of Ibn al-Baytar's "Kitāb al-Jāmiʻ li-mufradāt al-adwiyah," with some additions dealing with nutrition and medicine.

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Kutubī, Yūsuf Ibn Ismaʻīl
    • Date: 1682
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    Kitāb al-yawāqīt fī maʻrifat al-mawāqīt. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manuscript has 12 pages of tables followed by 2 pages of notes from Kashf al-qinaʻ fī rasm al-arbāʻ; this section has pages missing. Note in a second hand on the title page says that the author was [an astronomer?] for the Fatimid Caliph al-Ḥākim bi-ʼAmr Allāh (d. 411 AH/1021 AD).

    • Contributor: Ibn Jaḥḥāf, Al-Ḥusayn Ibn Zayd Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 19??
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    Kitāb al-fawāʼid fī maʻrifat ʻilm al-baḥr wa-al-qawāʻid. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ibn Majid was an expert on the navigation of the Indian Ocean and it is believed that Vasco da Gama consulted him with regard to the route to India. The text covers all aspects of the navigation of the Indian Ocean, including routes, harbors, and landfalls.

    • Contributor: Aḥmad Ibn Mājid Al-Saʻd
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    Kitāb azhār al-afkār fī jawāhir aḥjār / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Work on gems and precious stones in 25 chapters, with each chapter devoted to a different stone. Discusses the beauty, color, use, physical properties, crystalization, and medicinal and magical uses of minerals and gems.

    • Contributor: Tīfāshī, Aḥmad Ibn Yūsuf
    • Date: 16??
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    al-ʻIqd al-thamīn fī-mā yataʻallaqu bi-al-mawāzīn / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Ms. Arabic. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri, 1945. The colophon (fol. 42b) says that this manuscript was copied from a manuscript written in 1194 H [1780], which itself was copied from a manuscript written by the author himself. Paper: Cream, with watermarks, in good condition. Title page in black ink; rest of text in black with some red ink; marginal notes and calculations in various ...

    • Contributor: Jabartī, Ḥasan Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 1854
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    Alfīyah fī al-ṭibb ismuhā Mughnīyat al-muʻānī ṣināʻat al-ṭibb / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Text is a treatise on medicine, including drugs and their pharmaceutical properties, written in 1254 H [1838]. It consists of more than 1,000 verses. Includes table of contents (fol. 1b-2a). Second colophon, dated 10 Shawwāl 1291 H [20 November 1874] added by same scribe on fol. 43a.

    • Contributor: Shīwī, Ibrāhīm Ibn Aḥmad
    • Date: 1874
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    Hāz̲ā duʻā-yi ṣanamay-i Quraysh az Mawlānā Amīr al-Muʼminīn. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Text of the Shīʻah prayer of ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib titled Duʻa-yi ṣanam-i Quraysh together with an interlinear Persian translation.

    • Contributor: ʻalī Ibn Abī Ṭālib
    • Date: 1808
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    Kharīdat al-ʻajāyib wa-tuḥfat al-gharāyib. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Popular but unscientific account of geography and natural history; sometimes attributed to Zayn al-Din ʻUmar ibn al-Muẓaffar Ibn al-Wardī, died 1349.

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Wardī, Sirāj Al-Dīn Abū Ḥafṣ ʻumar - Ibn Al-Wardī, Zayn Al-Dīn ʻumar Ibn Al-Muẓaffar
    • Date: 15??
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    al-Kalām al-yasīr fī ʻilāj al-maqʻadah wa-al-bawāsīr / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The text addresses the causes, diagnosis, and medical treatment by diet and drugs of calculi (stones) in the kidney, bladder, hemorrhoids, and hips. The text was written in 1169 H [1755]. The colophon is followed by a second incomplete text.

    • Contributor: Damanhūrī, Aḥmad Ibn ʻabd Al-Munʻim.
    • Date: 1848
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    Jāmiʻ al-qawāʻid fī al-misāḥah. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The text deals with the precise measurement of the size and shape of the earth, mapping points on the earth's surface, and the study of the earth's gravitational fields. The manuscript includes only three chapters on the third topic. On the last page is a note written in a different script about measuring with different kinds of cubits.

    • Date: 16??