Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 153

Title:

[Majmūʻat rasāʼil,1128 to 1137, i.e. 1716 to 1725].[مجموعة رسائل,1128ه الى 1137ه، 1716م الى 1725م].

Author:

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Place/Date of Production:

[Mecca,1716-1725].

Size:

182 leaves :paper ;301 x 200 (177-235 x 93-125) mm. bound to 301 x 209 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of a collection of works and excerpts on hadīth.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (head):Tanbīh al-ghāfilīnMawḍūʻāt al-kubráموضوعات الكبرىRisālah mushtamilah ʻalá taḥqīq masaʼlat al-ishārah bi-al-misbaḥah fī al-ṣalāhرسالة مشتملة على تحقيق مسئلة الاشارة بالمسبحة في الصلاة

Subject(s):

Religious life--Islam--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Hadith--Texts--Early works to 1800.
Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800.
Hadith--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.
Hadith--Forgeries--Early works to 1800.
Mawlid al-Nabī--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. composite codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

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Explicit:

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.1-p.5 : [originally blank, now carry excerpts, owners' marks, etc.].
2. p.6-p.64 : [excerpt from Tanbīh al-ghāfilīn] / Abū al-Layth al-Samarqandī.
3. p.65-p.87 : [excerpt from al-Jāmiʻ al-ṣaghīr] /al-Suyūṭī.
4. p.88-p.93 : [Risālah mushtamilah ʻalá taḥqīq masaʼlat al-ishārah bi-al-misbaḥah fī al-ṣalāh].
5. p.94-p.98 : [partially blank, carrying assorted excerpts from Mirqāt al-mafātīḥ, al-Maṣābīḥ, etc.].
6. p.99-p.112 : [al-Ḥarf al-kāf, excerpt from al-Jāmiʻ al-ṣaghīr] / al-Suyūṭī.
7. p.113-p.117 : [assorted excerpts and table of contents for ʻUmdat al-aḥkām].
8. p.118- p.183 : [ʻUmdat al-aḥkām] / ʻAbd al-Ghanī ibn ʻAbd al-Wāḥid al-Jammāʻīlī al-Maqdisī.
9. p.184-p.189 : [assorted excerpts].
10. p.190-p.322 : [al-Asrār al-marfūʻah fī al-akhbār al-mawḍūʻah] / al-Qārī al-Harawī.
11. p.323-p.[] : [assorted excerpts].
12. p.324-p.333 : al-Niʻmah al-kubrá ʻalá al-ʻālam bi-mawlid sayyid banī Ādam / Ibn Ḥajar al-Haytamī.
13. p.334-p.335 : [assorted excerpts].
14. p.336-p.375 : Mashāriq al-anwār / al-Ṣaghānī.
15. p.376 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 4 V(40), III (46), IV (54), V (64), 2 VI (88), 9 V(178), II (182) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in blank ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, in ʻUmdat al-aḥkām (begins on p.119 with ۲) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes front flyleaf and inserts ; skips two pages between pp.323-324).

Layout:

Written in 25-31 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; several hands ; mainly a fine Turkish hand, partially seriffed with left-sloping barbed head serif on final lām, occasional head serifs on alif, initial lām, etc., effect of tilt to the left, mainly open counters, rightward descenders mainly tapered, rounded and somewhat freely ligatured ; another hand showing influence of nastaʻlīq, with tilt to the right, elongation of horizontal strokes, mainly closed counters, final nūn often reversed (re-curved) ; partially vocalized ; headings in larger, bolder script.

Decoration:

Keywords and section headings rubricated ; written area surrounded by red rule-border (through p.22) ; occasional textual dividers in the form of red discs ; occasional abbreviation symbols in red ; some overlining in black and red ink.

Support:

European laid paper with 11-12 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart ; no discernable watermarks ; well-sized and burnished.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in red brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in yellow-tinted laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry scalloped blind-stamped mandorla and epigraphic pendants ("حاجي احمد") with blind-tooled rosette accents forming crescent adjacent to mandorla and border in tooled fillets ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in blue and cream, headband cut from textblock and adhering to spine lining, tailband still attached to textblock but only partially ; overall in poor condition with much abrasion, some staining, moisture damage, etc. ; textblock fully detached from cover, which is certainly roomy in the spine and may have originally been intended for a different textblock ; housed in box for protection.

Accompanying Materials:

Several inserts carrying notes, glosses, etc. (paginated pp.55-56, pp.79-80, pp.147-148, pp.167-168, pp.341-342) along with a leaf from another ms. (paginated pp.351-352).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 85. Collection of homilies, traditions, etc."

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.93, third work copied by Aḥmad ibn Walī al-Arzanjānī [Ahmet Veli Erzincanlı] with transcription finished Jumādá II 1137 [February-March 1725]. As appears in colophon on p.183, ʻUmdat al-aḥkām also copied by Aḥmad ibn Walī al-Arzanjānī [Ahmet Veli Erzincanlı] in the Sulaymānīyah madrasah of Mecca (SultanSüleymân Medresesi, Mekke'de) with transcription finished Wednesday, 9 Rabīʻ I 1128 [March 1716]. As with several other works and excerpts in this codex, copied from the manuscript of ʻAbd Allāh ibn Sālim al-Makkī al-Baṣrī ("نقلت هذه النسخة الشريفة من نسخة الاستاذ ... عبد الله بن سالم المكي ... البصري"). As appears in colophon on p.322, al-Asrār al-marfūʻah fī al-akhbār al-mawḍūʻah copied in Mecca also by Aḥmad ibn Walī al-Arzanjānī [Ahmet Veli Erzincanlı] with transcription completed in Rajab 1128 [June-July 1716]. As appears in colophon on p.333, al-Niʻmah al-kubrá also copied in Mecca by Aḥmad ibn Walī al-Arzanjānī [Ahmet Veli Erzincanlı] with transcription completed in 1128 [1716]. Some excerpts also dated and with place of transcription specified (see p.189 "... كتب في عاشر من شعبان في مكة المكرمة سنة ۱۱۲۸").

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 85. Collection of homilies, traditions, etc." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "69" in Western numerals on opening leaf (p.1) ; also on (p.1) ownership statement in name of al-Sayyid al-Ḥājj ʻAbd Allāh, muftī in Erzincan reads "تملكه الفقير اليه سبحانه وتعالى السيد عبد الله المفتي بارزنجان ..." accompanied by oval seal impression ; oval seal impression on 'title page' for ʻUmdat al-aḥkām (p.117) accompanying statement "... نقلته من كتاب الاستاذ عبد الله بن سالم البصري" ; occasional collation marks "بلغ" in margins of ʻUmdat al-aḥkām ; numerous glosses, marginal corrections and notabilia (side-heads).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Abū al-Layth al-Samarqandī, Naṣr ibn Muḥammad,--d. 983?--Tanbīh al-ghāfilīn.--Selections.
04--ابو الليث السمرقندي، نصر بن محمد.--تنبيه الغافلين.--مختارات.
05--Suyūṭī,--1445-1508.--Jāmiʻ al-ṣaghīr.--Selections.
05--سيوطي.--جامع الصغير.--مختارات.
06--Jammāʻīlī, ʻAbd al-Ghanī ibn ʻAbd al-Wāḥid,--1146-1203.--ʻUmdat al-aḥkām.
06--جماعيلي، عبد الغني بن عبد الواحد.--عمدة الاحكام.
07--Qārī al-Harawī, ʻAlī ibn Sulṭān Muḥammad,--d. 1605 or 6--Asrār al-marfūʻah fī al-akhbār al-mawḍūʻah.
07--قاري الهروي، علي بن سلطان محمد.--اسرار المرفوعة في الاخبار الموضوعة.
08--Ibn Ḥajar al-Haythamī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad,--ca. 1503-ca. 1566.--Itmām al-niʻmah al-kubrá.
08--ابن حجر الهيثمي، احمد بن محمد.--اتمام النعمة الكبرى.
09--Ṣaghānī, al-Ḥasan ibn Muhḥammad,--1181-1252.--Mashāriq al-anwār.
09--صغاني، الحسن بن محمد.--مشارق الانوار.
Mawḍūʻāt al-kubráموضوعات الكبرىRisālah mushtamilah ʻalá taḥqīq masaʼlat al-ishārah bi-al-misbaḥah fī al-ṣalāhرسالة مشتملة على تحقيق مسئلة الاشارة بالمسبحة في الصلاة

Scribe(s):

10 Ahmet Veli Erzincanlı, fl. 1725, scribe. 10 احمد بن ولى الارزنجانى، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Related Works:

Niʻmah al-kubrá ʻalá al-ʻālam bi-mawlid sayyid banī Ādamنعمة الكبرى على العالم بمولد سيد بني آدم

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 196 ; S I 347Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 147 (no. 56)Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 356 (14/2) ; SIBrockelmann, C. GAL,II 394 ; S II 540 (no. 11)Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 388 (no. 30)Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 360 (21/1) ; SI

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

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