Part of Wiqayah ar-Riwayah fi Masa'il al'Hidayah and Manasik Namah

Scope and Content

Copy of part of Wiqayah ar-Riwayah fi Masa'il al'Hidayah by Burhan ash-Sharia Mahmud ibn Sadr ash-Sharia 'Ubaid-Allah al-Mahbubi. An abridgement of the Hidayah, a well known compendium of Muslim law according to the Hanafi rite. Good naskhi, Arabic.

Manasik Namah, a Persian title meaning 'an account of the ceremonies of the Pilgrimage to Meccah' in different hands. The headings are in Turkish, the rest in Arabic. Cites Waqi 'at al-Husamiyah of Husam ad-Din ash-Shahid (d. 536/1141), Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ash-Shaibani and Abu Yusuf (Ya'qub ibn Ibrahim al-Kufi).

Administrative / Biographical History

Burhan ash-Sharia Mahmud ibn Sadr ash-Sharia 'Ubaid-Allah al-Mahbubi (d. 673), was from a family of famous theologians and writers of Hanafi textbooks.

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented with others as gift from Sir John MacGregor Murray of Lanerick Bt (d. 1822), catalogued with extensive notes on Johann Albrecht Widmansetter by DM Dunlop.


Call number used to be ms msPJ7830.B8

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper: 8.75" x 6".

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Formerly owned by German orientalist Johann Albrecht Widmansetter (1500-1559).