Ward al-Zawahir li-Hall Alfaz ‘Iqd al-Jawahir


This book is a broad survey of uṣūl al-dīn with translations of Arabic originals.


Completed Safar 24, 1245 AH [August 25, 1829] by Shaykh Daud b. ‘Abd Allah al-Fatani, in Mecca.


This work never gained more than modest popularity in the network.

6 known manuscript copies

Manuscripts with dated colophons (1):

  1. 1846, Oct 4. Copied by Mahmud b. Muhammad Yusuf b. Haji ‘Abd al-Qadir, “hari Rabu, 13 Shawwal 1262 AH” in Yala. PNM 1136: 173 ff.

Manuscripts without colophons (5):

  1. IAM 84: 11 pp., incomplete.
  2. IAM 139: 458 ff., incomplete. Bears alternative author date of 24 Safar 1245 AH.
  3. IAM 406: 589 pp. Now lost.
  4. PNM 1840.
  5. PNM 2550: 295 ff., incomplete.

Published Editions

  1. 1913/4. Mecca: Matbaah al-Miriyya al-Kayna, 1332 AH. Holding: PNM, UKM.
  2. 2000. Kuala Lumpur: Khazanah Fathaniyah. Holding: PNM.

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