Isl. Ms. 55


Qāmūs al-ṣalāh,[17th century?].قاموس الصلاة,[القرن 17م؟].


Ibn ʻAẓẓūm, ʻAbd al-Jalīl ibn Muḥammad,d. 1552 or 3.ابن عظوم، عبد الجليل بن محمد.

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117 leaves :paper ;212 x 161 mm.


Clear copy of selections from a collection of prayers categorized by type by ʻAbd al-Jalīl ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn ʻAẓẓūm al-Murādī al-Qayrawānī (d.1553?).

Other Title(s):

Tanbīh al-anām fī bayān ʻulūw maqām nabīyinā ʻalayhi al-salām.Abridgementتنبيه الانام في بيان علو مقام نبينا عليه السلام.مختصرShifāʼ al-asqām wa-maḥw al-āthām fī al-ṣalāh ʻalá khayr al-anāmشفاء الاسقام ومحو الاثام في الصلاة على خير الانامTitle from inscription at opening (p.5):قاموس الصلوةEdge title:تنبيه الانام


Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632.


Arabic and Persian.


Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on opening leaf (p.2).


"اختصر هذا في كتاب تنبيه الانام في بيان علو مقام نبينا محمد عليه افضل الصلاة وازكى السلام تأليف العبد الفقير الى الله ... عبد الجليل بن محمد بن احمد بن عظوم المرادي القيرواني غفر الله له ولوالديه آمين الحمد لله الذي زين سماء الاذكار بالصلاة على النبي المختار ... وبعد فانه لما كانت الصلوة على النبي الاكرم والرسول المعظم صلى الله عليه وسلم


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Physical Details:

i, 2 VI(24), 4 V(64), XII (88), X (108), V-1 (117) ; final leaf of final quire pastedown (text carried onto pastedowns) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals (includes pastedowns and front flyleaf).


Written mainly in 27 lines per page ; opening and closing matter in single column, otherwise in two irregular columns.


Naskh-nastaʻlīq ; virtually serifless ; effect of tilt to the right ; occasional slight effect of words descending to baseline ; elongation of horizontal strokes.


Some section headings and keywords rubricated (and others in blue-green ink, see pp.87-104) ; occasional textual dividers in the form of red discs.


European laid paper mainly with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), and three hats watermark ; well-burnished.


Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (salmon, yellow, blue, green, etc.) with dark red leather over spine, foreedge flap, and edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in European laid paper ; sewn in light pink thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in cream, only headband intact ; overall in fair condition with some staining, abrasion, lifting and losses of leather of foreedge flap, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 65. Kamus al-salawat." ; "٢٨٧" on tail of textblock.


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests 17th century ; note on final leaf dated 1078 (1667 or 1668).

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 65. Kamus al-salawat." ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on opening leaf (p.2) and several places throughout, reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصط فى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" ; invocation on interior of upper cover "حافظ" ; notabilia (sideheads) and glosses) ; occasional marginal corrections.

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II, 691

Posted by evyn on July 12, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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