Al-Dayrabi manuscript

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 29 EUL MS 218
  • Dates of Creation
      ? 20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      One volume

Scope and Content

One MS volume, containing (?incomplete) copy of 'Kitab al-Mujarrabat' aka 'Fath-al-malik al-majid' by Al-Dayrabi (d1738/9), scribe and date of copying unknown [?20th c.]. This is a treatise on magic (printed many times, most recently in Cairo in the 1970s). Some marginal annotations are included.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ahmad ibn Umar al-Dayrabi (1651-1738) was an Egyptian legal scholar of the Shafi'i school, who taught at al-Alzhar.

Access Information

Usual EUL arrangements apply.


Listed by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 21 April 2004 and encoded into EAD 1 June 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Currently unlisted in detail (see brief listing in World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts, p.465, vol. 3).

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Custodial History

Transferred to Special Collections from the Arabic Subject Librarian in 2003.

Additional Information

Not known.