Sharaf-al-Din Abu’l Qasim ‘Umar Ibn ‘Ali al-Hamawi (known as Ibn al-Farid), Diwan, a collection of Sufi poetry written in verse and prose, signed by 'Abd al-Rahman Ibn Sa'igh, Egypt, Mamluk, dated 793 AH/1390 AD
- ink on paper, bound leather
- 23.5 by 17cm.
The are two copies of the present Diwan, one of which is dated 896 AH/1491 AD, in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (see A Handlist of the Arabic Manuscripts, volumes III & VII, Dublin, 1958 & 1964, pp.55 & 137 respectively. There are nine further copies in the British Library (see P. Stocks & C. Baker, Subject-Guide to the Arabic Manuscripts in the British Library, London, 2001, p.309, L.1). See also Brockelmann, GAL, I, 262; S. I, 462.