M. Al-Kaisi

A Survey of Zaydi Fiqh and Tafsir Manuscripts at Bernard Quaritch Ltd.

 Abstract: This article is a survey of the Zaydi fiqh and tafsir manuscripts currently available in the collection of Bernard Quaritch Ltd. The article includes a general introduction to the different branches of Shi‘i Islam and to the Zaydiyya in particular followed by a list of the manuscripts (with abstracts) in an alphabetical order according to author's last name. This is a collection of fourteen Zaydi manuscripts that have been purchased a few years ago by Bernard Quaritch Ltd. from a London based collector who has had it in his library for over a decade.

 Key words: Zaydi fiqh ,tafsir, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, manuscript collection

 


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