NASIM ABU SA‘D IBN ‘ABD AL-SAYYID
An eighteenth-century deacon, archon, shaykh, and mu‘allim. He had some liturgical manuscripts copied by the deacon ABIB IBN NASR in Coptic and in Arabic for the Church of the Mu‘allaqah in Old Cairo.
The first of the two manuscripts is a lectionary in Coptic (Liturgy 317) for the second trimester of the Coptic year (Kiyahk, Tubah, and Amshir), of which, however, only the month of Amshr survives (fols. 241-363). This manuscript was completed on 1 Bashans A.M. 1472/7 May A.D. 1756, and given to the Church of the Mu‘allaqah in Old Cairo. It is a large-sized manuscript (32 21 cm).
The second manuscript is a lectionary in Arabic (Liturgy 320) for the weekdays of the first three months of the Coptic year, Tut, Babah, and Hatur (fols. 4-246). This manuscript was completed on 20 Tubah A.M. 1474/26 January A.D. 1758, and also given to the Church of the Mu‘allaqah. It is a large-sized manuscript (29.5 21 cm).
- Graf, G. Catalogue des manuscripts arabes chrétiens conservés au Caire, pp. 254-55. Vatican City, 1934.
KHALIL SAMIR, S.J.