Explanation of the Work of al-Ghazali and Nuh ibn al-Tahir al-Fulani


canvas The World Digital Libray started yesterday its activities, offering digital works from all times to the public with sources from various libraries around the world, including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.


The first item I have found today is the Explanation of the Work of al-Ghazali and Nuh ibn al-Tahir al-Fulani. The Digital Library shows 21 pages from this Explanation dating from around 1800.


Here is the information of this precious “Explanation”:



    * Timbuktu, founded around 1100 as a commercial center for trade across the Sahara Desert, was also an important seat of Islamic learning from the 14th century onward. The libraries of Timbuktu contain many important manuscripts, in different styles of Arabic scripts, which were written and copied by Timbuktu’s scribes and scholars. These works constitute the city’s most famous and long-lasting contribution to Islamic and world civilization. This work by Sulayman ibn Ahmad comments on the work of the famous scholar al-Ghazali and discusses a commentary on Ghazali's work by Nuh ibn al-Tahir al-Fulani, a well-known scholar from Timbuktu.


    * Sulaymān ibn Aḥmad

Date Created

    * Around 1800


    * Arabic

Title in Original Language

    * Sharh 'ala nazm al-muthallath lil-Ghazali wa nazm Nuh b. al-Tahir al-Fulani


    * Africa > Mali > Tombouctou


    * 500 AD - 1499 AD


    * Science > Astronomy > Astronomy & allied sciences

Additional Subjects

    * Arabic manuscripts ; Astrology ; Astronomy ; Ghazzālī, 1058-1111 ; Islamic manuscripts ; Nūḥ ibn al-Ṭāhir al-Fūlānī ; Sufism

Type of Item

    * Manuscripts


    * Islamic Manuscripts from Mali


    * Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library

External Resource

    * http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.wdl/mhcl.467


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2 comment (s):

  1. Anonymous said...

    Assalamu'alaikum akhi..
    I want to ask about this manuscript, can i get this book in Indonesia?
    could you wanna give me some information about this book?

    Jazakallah khairan

  2. Mo'in said...

    Dear Maryam,

    Thank you for sharing this link. What a wonderful resource!

    Best wishes,


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