About an autograph kept in the Gazi Husrev-bey Library
In the collection of the manuscripts in the Gazi Husrev-bey Library in Sarajevo, exist many rare, even unique works. One of these is an autograph, most probably a unique, work under the title “The boat of salvation on the way to the cognition of God”. This work with Sufi emphasizes of intonation, was written in the year 1067/1657 by shaykh Muhammad b. Mash’al b. Sirau b. Muoammad ad-Damiri as-Shafi’i, whose biography is unknown to us. Sources known to us does have neither record of this work nor its author. The manuscript is kept in the Gazi Husrev-begovoj Library inventory number R-7029 and was catalogued in the thirteen volume of Catalogue of Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Bosnian manuscripts, under the number 7645.