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Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad Al-Ghazali (d.1111 AD), Ihya ulum al-din ('The Revival of the Religious Sciences'), Vol.III, al-muhlikat ('What Leads to Damnation'), Mamluk, Egypt or Syria, 15th century
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Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad Al-Ghazali (d.1111 AD), Ihya ulum al-din ('The Revival of the Religious Sciences'), Vol.III, al-muhlikat ('What Leads to Damnation'), Mamluk, Egypt or Syria, 15th century
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15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad Al-Ghazali (d.1111 AD), Ihya ulum al-din ('The Revival of the Religious Sciences'), Vol.III, al-muhlikat ('What Leads to Damnation'), Mamluk, Egypt or Syria, 15th century
Arabic manuscript on orange and cream paper, 144 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 33 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, headings in red, opening illuminated later frontispiece with a heading in large white thuluth against a ground of gold scrolling flowers reserved against a blue ground, a large lobed rosette beneath with text within cloud bands, blue and gold roundels at each corner, within strap-work borders, brown morocco binding with tooled medallions and floral borders
27.8 by 18cm.
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Catalogue Note

This manuscript is the third volume of four of what is considered Al-Ghazali's greatest work. "This is the work of which it is said that if all other books on the religion of Islam had perished, this loss would not be felt so long as the precious Ihya' survived", see A. Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, 1934, p.88, no.73[223].

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