Penn Library's LJS 436 - Ḍawʼ al-sirāj. = ضوء السراج. (Video Orientation)



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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 436, which is a 14th-century copy of a late 13th-century manual on the mathematics of the Islamic law of inheritance, in the form of a paragraph by paragraph commentary on the Farāʼiḍ al-Sirājīyah of 12th-century legal and mathematical scholar Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Sajāwandī.

Sections of the copy dated to different times, though signed by the same scribe. First section dated 10 Rabīʻ al-Awwal 723 (27 March 1323) (f. 104r), end of the book dated Rajab 724 (July 1324) (f. 118r), and the added pages after the end dated Ramaḍān 747 (December 1346-January 1347) (f. 122r). The scribe is Masʻūd ibn Qāsim ibn Aḥmad ibn Masʻūd (f. 118r) with the added nisbah al-Shīrānī [?] (f. 104r).

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Penn Library's LJS 436 - Ḍawʼ al-sirāj. = ضوء السراج. (Video Orientation)