In his 1970 article on the contents of several private libraries in the Maghrib, Libyan historian A.K. Ennami provided researchers with a list of otherwise unknown Ibāḍīmanuscripts from throughout the region. 1 Ennami also pointed to the host of obstacles standing
Maghribi Ibāḍīmanuscript libraries represent rich archives for both the history of the Ibāḍī Muslim community and broader history of Northern Africa. Alongside the better-known manuscript collections of the Mzab valley in Algeria, a handful of family libraries on the
intellectual and commercial worlds of Sunni-dominated early-modern Cairo. 2 Ibadis in the Margins Margins nevertheless remain at the center of my argument, since it is on data from the edges and ends of Ibadimanuscripts produced in or held by the Buffalo Agency from the 17th to the 20th centuries that I draw
déterminant pour le destin de la bibliothèque.
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of an Ibāḍī authority: al-Rabīʿ, Abū ʿUbayda, Ǧābir b. Zayd. Therefore, Qatāda’s legal responses must have corresponded to those of the first Ibāḍī authorities, thereby explaining why the collator included them in an Ibāḍīmanuscript.
The two manuscripts, described at pp. 19-23, A. al-Salimi has
earlier layers, many are late, some from the early modern period.
The Ibāḍīs occupy a small but important niche within the field of Islamic studies. In recent years, scholars have studied, for instance, newly-discovered Ibāḍīmanuscripts held in private collections (e.g. Abdulrahman al-Salimi and