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List of mss of Riyāḍiyyāt

Published: 15 July 2019 - Last update: 29 November 2019

Beginning of Riyāḍiyyāt
Egypt, Cairo, Maktabat al-Azhar al-Šarīf, Beḫīt 44988, 331 falsafa

For sigla, styles, and conventions, see Legenda and Bibliography


  1. Afghanistan, Herat, Herat Museum Library, no number (13 Rabīʿ II 898H/10 February 1493; copyist: Muḥammad Ibn Aḥmad al-Ḫayrī al-Anṣārī) (m, ṭ, r, i) Info: S. de Laugier de Beaurecueil, Manuscrits d’Afghanistan, Le Caire, 1964, p. 315 (nr. 14)
  2. Afghanistan, Kabul, Aršīf-i Millī Afġānistān, Afghan National Archive 2295 (ex: Private Library of King Zaher Shah, 4926) (apparently copied in X-XI/XVI-XVII c., from an exemplar copied between 469 and 523H/between 1076 and 1129) (mii.III.4-ix ṭ, ri-iv.III.3) Info: S. de Laugier de Beaurecueil, Manuscrits d’Afghanistan, Le Caire, 1964, pp. 8-9 (nr. 37)
  3. Egypt, Cairo, Dār al-Kutub wa-l-Waṯāʾiq al-Qawmiyya (form.: Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣriyya), 675 falsafa (1177H/1763-4) (ṭ, r) (M)
  4. Egypt, Cairo, Dār al-Kutub wa-l-Waṯāʾiq al-Qawmiyya (form.: Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣriyya), 894 falsafa (X-XI/XVI-XVII c.; copyist: ʿAbd Allāh Ibn Mīr ʿAbd Allāh) (m, ṭ, r, iI.8-X.5) (+ Adwiya Qalbiyya2-9) (A, M, E2)
  5. Egypt, Cairo, Maktabat al-Azhar al-Šarīf, Beḫīt 331 falsafa (ḫuṣūṣiyya), 44988 (ʿumūmiyya) (VII/XIII c.) (m, ṭ, r, i) (+ Adwiya Qalbiyya2-9) (B, A, M, E2)
  6. France, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, ar. 2484 (673H/1275-6; place of copying: Baghdad) (ri-ii) (M)
  7. India, Aligarh, Maulana Azad Library, Aligarh Muslim University, Subḥān Allāh 110/30 ʿA (1071H/1660-1; copyist: Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Mašhadī) (m, ṭ, r, i) (B2, A, M, E2)
  8. India, Hyderabad, Dār al-Kutub al-Ḫalīliyya, 414 (m, ṭ, r, i)
  9. India, Hyderabad, Oriental Manuscripts Library and Research Institute (form.: Āṣafiyya Library), 391 (1077H/1666-7) (r, i)
  10. India, Hyderabad, Osmaniya University Library, acq. 429 (1312-3H/1895) (r)
  11. India, Kolkata/Calcutta, Asiatic Society of Bengal Library, Ar. 102 (469H/1076-7; the date of copying probably refers not to this ms., apparently copied in XI/XVII c., but to its exemplar) (m, ṭ, r, i) (B2, A, M [?])
  12. India, Patna (Bihar), Khudā Bakhsh Oriental Public Library (Bankipur), (Catalogue vol. XXI, 2225 (= Library's handlist 1905)) (X/XVI c.) (ṭv-viii, r, iI.1-X.1) (B1, A, M, E2)
  13. India, Rampur, Rampur Raza Library, 3477 ع (Sunday, 6 Ḏū l-Ḥiǧǧa 468H/17 July 1076; the date of copying probably refers not to this ms., apparently copied in XII/XVIII c., but to its exemplar) (m, ṭ, r, i) (B2, A)
  14. India, Rampur, Rampur Raza Library, 3482 ع (1293H/1876-7; copyist: ʿIzzat ʿAlī Gorakhpūrī) (r) [Complete Šifāʾ in 5 volumes: 3479-3483]
  15. Iran, Khoy, Kitābḫānah-i Madrasah-i Namāzī, 247 (30 Ramaḍān 986H/10 December 1578; copyist: ʿAbd al-Ḫāliq Ibn Muḥammad Maḥmūd Gīlānī) (m, ṭ, r, i) (D, F)
  16. Iran, Mashhad, Kitābḫānah-i Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍavī, 7787 (ṭ, r)
  17. Iran, Mashhad, Kitābḫānah-i Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍavī, 9045 (ṭ, r)
  18. Iran, Qum, Markaz-i Iḥyāʾ-i Mīrāṯ-i Islāmī, 314 (IX/XV c., copyist: ʿAbd al-Ḫāliq Ǧīlānī) (m, ṭ, r) (D)
  19. Iran, Tehran, Asġār Mahdavī Private Collection, 861 (r) (D)
  20. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Madrasah-i ʿĀlī-i Sipahsālār, 1438 (20 Muḥarram 1053H/10 April 1643; copyist: Muḥammad Muḥsin Ibn Muḥammad Ḥusayn Ḫātūnābādī) (m, ṭ, r, i) (M, D, F)
  21. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Madrasah-i ʿĀlī-i Sipahsālār, 1439 (29 Rabīʿ I 1075H/20 October 1664; copyist: Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn Ibn Ḥāǧǧī Muḥammad Rāzānī) (m, ṭ [before i], r [after i], i) (M, D, F)
  22. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Madrasah-i ʿĀlī-i Sipahsālār, 8331 (1055H/1645-6; copyist: Faḍl Allāh Ibn Ḥusayn Nāyīnī) (m, ṭ, r, i) (M, D, F)
  23. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Šūrā-yi Islāmī (form: Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Šūrā-yi Millī), 1893 (1097H/1685-6) (mi-v, riii-iv) (D, F)
  24. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Šūrā-yi Islāmī (form.: Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Šūrā-yi Millī), 1896 (995H/1586-7) (r)
  25. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Šūrā-yi Islāmī (form.: Kitābḫānah-i Maǧlis-i Šūrā-yi Millī), 5254 (897-8H/1491-3; copyist: Aḥmad Ibn ʿAlī) (ṭ, ri-ii, iv) (D, F)
  26. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, 6596 (1076H/1665-6; copyist: Sulṭān Muḥammad Ibn Rafīʿ al-Dīn Muḥammad Iṣfahānī; owners: ʿAbd al-Nabī Qazwīnī; Muḥammad ***; Muḥammad ʿAlī Ibn Ibrāhīm) (m, ṭ, ri, iii, iv, ii, i) (D, F)
  27. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Markazī-yi Dānišgāh-i Tihrān, Miškāt 243 (X-XI/XVI-XVII c.) (m, ṭ, r, i) (A, M, D, F)
  28. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Ǧumhūri-yi Islami-yi Iran, 1326 (X/XVI c.) (m, ṭ, r) (M)
  29. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Ǧumhūri-yi Islami-yi Iran, 1327 (= second part of ms. Millī 580 in M) (X/XVI c.) (ṭiii-viii, r, iI.1-X.1) (+ Adwiya Qalbiyya2-9) (M, D, F)
  30. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Ǧumhūri-yi Islami-yi Iran, 24093/1-5 (riv)
  31. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Malik, 1245 (853H/1449-50) (r)
  32. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Malik, 1275 (1116H/1704-5; copyist: Rafīʿ al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Ṭabasī) (ṭ, ri, iii, iv, ii, i) (M, E2, D, F)
  33. Iran, Tehran, Kitābḫānah-i Millī Malik, 3203/14 (1016H/1607-8) (rii-iii) (F)
  34. Iraq, Mosul, Maktabat al-Awqāf, 16 (Library 40 in the Catalogue of 1927, p. 189; ex: Madrasat Masǧid Muḥḍir Bāšī) (678H/1279-80) (2 vols; m, ṭ, r, i) (B1, A)
  35. Iraq, Najaf, Maktabat al-Imām al-Ḥakīm al-ʿĀmma, R 7-2 (r)
  36. Ireland, Dublin, Chester Beatty Library, Arabic 3325 Ireland, Dublin, Chester Beatty Library, Arabic 3325 (651H/1253-4) (riv)
  37. Lebanon, Beirut, Université St. Joseph, Bibliothèque Orientale 374 (r)
  38. Morocco, Rabat, Hasaniyya, Morocco Royal Library, 1972 (owner: Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Ǧabbār ibn ʿAlī) (riv)
  39. Netherlands, Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Or. 84 (Golius Collection) (Catalogue CCO, nr. 1445) (8 Rabīʿ II 881-4 Šaʿbān 882H/9 August 1476-20 November 1477; copyists: Faḍl Allāh Ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Ḥāfiẓ, Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Razzāq Ǧurǧānī) (miii.II.5-end, ṭ, r, i) (B2, A, M)
  40. Pakistan, Peshawar, Maktabat Dār al-ʿUlūm al-Islāmiyya, 1672 (m, ṭ, r, i) (B2, A)
  41. Turkey, Istanbul, Beyazıt Devlet Kütüphanesi (form.: ʿUmūmī), 3966 (XII-XIII/XVIII-XIX c.) (m, ṭ, r, i) (E1-2, A, M)
  42. Turkey, Istanbul, Millet Yazma Eser Kütüphanesi (form.: Millet Kütüphanesi), Ali Emiri Arapça 2850 (riii) (M)
  43. Turkey, Istanbul, Millet Yazma Eser Kütüphanesi (form.: Millet Kütüphanesi), Feyzullah Efendi 1209 (riii-iv) (M)
  44. Turkey, Istanbul, Nuruosmaniye Kütüphanesi, 2708 (X/XVI c.; copyist: ʿAlī al-Ṣābirī; owner: Abū al-Ġiyāṯ ʿUṯmān Ḫān) (m, ṭ, fragment of r, i) (E1-2, A, M)
  45. Turkey, Istanbul, Nuruosmaniye Kütüphanesi, 2709 (17 Ǧumādà al-Ṯānī 886H/13 August 1481 [m]; 897H/1491-2 [r]; 18 Šawwāl 894H/14 September 1489 [i]; copyists: Ibn Muḥammad Zāhid al-Ḥiǧāzī al-Ḥanafī [886H], Aḥmad Ibn ʿAlī [897H]; place of copying: Šīrāz, Madrasat Dār al-Aytām [first copyist]; owners: ʿUlaymī ʿIzzat; Abū al-Ġiyāṯ ʿUṯmān Ḫān) (m, ṭ, r, i) (E1-2, A, M)
  46. Turkey, Istanbul, Nuruosmaniye Kütüphanesi, 2710 (25 Rabīʿ I-25 Šawwāl 666H/21 December 1267-15 July 1268; copyist: ʿAbd al-Kāfī Ibn ʿAbd al-Maǧīd Ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Tabrīzī; owner: sultan Maḥmūd I [reg. 1730-1745AD]) (m, ṭ, r, i) (E1-2, A, M)
  47. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ayasofya 2442 (671-4H/1272-6; copyist: Amīr al-Dīn Māniyūl [pro: Manuwīl (?)]; owners: Buḫatnaṣar Ibn Šimʿūn al-mutaṭabbib (Syr.: Nebukadnāzar Ben Šemʿūn), from Qalʿat al-Rūm [= Rumkale, nowadays Hromgla, South East Turkey]; Maḥmūd Ibn ʿAlī Ibn Naṣr Allāh al-Amī[n]; Sultan Maḥmūd I [reg. 1730-1745AD]; places of copying: Marāġa, Iran [671H]; Ḫarbart [= Ḫarbūt, nowadays Elazıǧ], East Turkey [674H]) (m, ṭ, r, i) (E1-2, A, M)
  48. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ayasofya 2720 (ri-ii) (M)
  49. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Carullah 1424 (693H/1293-4; copyist: Abū Bakr ʿAbd Allāh Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Nassāḫ al-Tabrīzī) (m, ṭ, r, i) (E1-2, A, M)
  50. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Damad İbrahim Paşa 822 (before 886H/1481; owners: Abū l-Fatḥ Sulṭān Muḥammad Ḫān Ġāzī [= Mehmed II, reg. 1444-81]; Muḥammad Ibn ʿAlī Ibn Naǧm al-Dīn Ḥusayn [?]) Ǧīlī) (m, ṭ, r, iX.4-5) (+ Adwiya Qalbiyya2-9). The three parts of the work that precede the final fragment of i are written probably in the VI-VII/XII-XIII c. by a different hand with respect to the i fragment, which is possibly later. A date of copying of 420H/1029 is reported in the colophon of r (f. 354v), and a collation note – allegedly by Avicenna's hand – of 422H/1031 is added in the right margin (ibid.); these dates of copying and of collation possibly regard the exemplar of r, which might be common to m and ṭ as well (E1-2, A, M)
  51. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Damad İbrahim Paşa 823 (697H/1297-8; copyist: Šahāb al-Karmīnī; place of copying: Tabrīz, Madrasat Ūrḫān) (m, ṭ, r, i) (E1-2, A, M)
  52. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Fatih 3211 (ri) (M)
  53. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Hekimoǧlu Ali Paşa 857 (23 Ramaḍān 1102H/20 June 1691) (m, ṭ, r, i) (E1-2, A, M)
  54. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ragıp Paşa (ex: Ragıp Paşa Kütüphanesi) 910 (XII/XVIII c.; owner: Muḥammad Rāġib) (m, ṭ, r, i) (+ Adwiya Qalbiyya2-9) (A)
  55. Turkey, Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Yeni Câmi 770 (18 Rabīʿ II 888H/4 June 1483; copyist: Muḥammad Ibn Maḥbūb [?] Ibn ʿAbd Allāh; owner: Sayyid Fayḍ Allāh) (m, ṭ, r, i) (B1, E1-2, A, M)
  56. Turkey, Istanbul, Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi Kütüphanesi, Ahmed III 3263 (IX/XV c.) (ṭ, r, i) (+ Adwiya Qalbiyya2-9) (E1-2, A, M)
  57. Turkey, Istanbul, Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi Kütüphanesi, Ahmed III 3473 (r) (M)
  58. UK, Cambridge, University Library, Eton Pote Collection 263 (985-7H/1577-9; copyists: Ṣāliḥ Ibn Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-Ǧarāyrī; ʿAlī Naqī Niʿmat Allāhī) (m, ṭ, r, i)
  59. UK, London, British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections (ex: British Museum), 35115 (rii)
  60. UK, London, British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections (ex: British Museum), Or. 7368 (628H/1230-1) (rii) (M)
  61. UK, London, British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections (ex: British Museum), Or. 11190 (485H/1092-3) (rii-iv)
  62. UK, London, British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections (ex: British Museum), Islamic 1811 (1152H/1739-40 [end of copying of f]; 2 Rabīʿ I 1154H/18 May 1741 [end of copying of i]; copyist: Ibn Ḥāǧǧī ʿAbd al-Hakīm Muḥammad Ṣādiq (colophon of r) = al-Ṣādiq Ibn Ḥāǧǧī ʿAbd al-Hakīm (colophon of i); patron: Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī; place of copying: Šāh Ǧahān Ābād [= Old Delhi], India; the i is copied from a ms. of 897H/1491-2; r is collated with a ms. copied in Mosul in 652H/1254-5) (r, i) (+ Naǧātm [after i]) (M)
  63. UK, London, British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections (ex: British Museum), Jones 114 (29 Ramaḍān 1046H/24 February 1637) (mi-ii.V.4 [before i], r [after i], iIII.6-IV.2) (B2, M)
  64. UK, London, Royal Asiatic Society, Arabic 58 (Rabīʿ I 1082H/July-August 1671; copyist: Faḍl Allāh Ibn Ḥusayn Nāʾīnī; owner: Ibn Malik *** Muḥammad Faṣīḥ Tabrīzī) (m, ṭ, r, i)
  65. UK, London, Sam Fogg Collection, 18770 (24 Ǧumādà I 898H/22 March 1493; copyist: ʿAbd al-Salām Ibn Muḥammad Ibn Aḥmad, a.k.a. Amīn Allāh al-Mutaṭabbib al-Ṣādiqī al-Muršidī) (m, ṭ, r [?], i)
  66. UK, Manchester, John Rylands University Library, 379 c (riv) (M)
  67. UK, Oxford, Bodleian Library, Pococke 109 (Uri’s catalogue I, 476) (rii.I-iii.VI) [the card catalogue of the library reports it as vol. 20 of a copy in 24 vols]
  68. UK, Oxford, Bodleian Library, Pococke 111 (Uri’s catalogue I, 481) (riv.V-XII) [the card catalogue of the library reports it as vol. 22 of a copy in 24 vols]
  69. UK, Oxford, Bodleian Library, Pococke 112 (riv.I-IV)
  70. UK, Oxford, Bodleian Library, Pococke 250 (Uri’s catalogue I, 436) (r) (M)
  71. USA, Austin, Ḥāfiẓ Farmānfarmāʾīyān Private Collection, no number (1 Ḏū l-Qaʿda 1060-26 Šaʿbān 1061H/26 October 1650-14 August 1651; copyist: Muḥammad Muqīm Ibn Ḥāǧǧī Pīrnūrs Zubdah) (m, r, i) (D, F)