Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 160

Title:

[Majmūʻat awrād wa-adaʻiyah,1129, i.e. 1716 or 1717].[مجموعة اوراد وادعية,1129ه، 1716 أو 1717م].

Place/Date of Production:

[1716 or 1717].

Size:

102 leaves :paper ;212 x 160 (159 x 111) mm. bound to 212 x 165 mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of a prayerbook containing selections from the Qurʼān (namely Sūrat Yāsīn and Sūrat al-Fatḥ) and assorted prayers, including the well known litany ascribed to Bahaüddin Nakşibend (d.1389), a prayer against plague and other diseases, etc. On added leaves at opening, Daʻwat al-Juljulūtīyah, attributed to al-Būnī.

Other Title(s):

Koran.Sūrat Yāsīn.قرآن.سورة يس.Koran.Sūrat al-Fatḥ.قرآن.سورة الفتح.Evrâd-ı Şeyh Pîr Mehmed Bahâî.Awrād Shaykh Pīr Muḥammad Bahāʼī.اوراد شيخ پير محمد بهائى.Salavât-ı şerifصلوات شريفDua-yı taun için ve gayr-ı marazlar için.دعاء طاعون ايچون وغير مرضلر ايچون.Bab-ı taun için günde on iki kere.باب طاعون ايچون كونده اون ايكى كره.

Subject(s):

Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Naqshabandīyah--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic and Ottoman Turkish.

Notes:

Ms. 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.2-p.11 : [Daʻwat al-Juljulūtīyah, incomplete, with elucidation in Ottoman Turkish] / [Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī al-Būnī].
2. p.12-p.23 : [originally left blank, now carries some excerpts, owners' marks, etc.].
3. p.24-p.39 : Sūrat Yāsīn.
4. p.40-p.55 : Sūrat al-Fatḥ.
5. p.60 [sic]-p.61 : [originally left blank, now carries prayer excerpts in Ottoman Turkish].
6. p.62-p.156 : [prayer litany concluding with the well-known prayers ascribed to Bahaüddin Nakşibend].
7. p.70-p.156 : Awrād Shaykh Pīr Muḥammad Bahāʼī / Bahaüddin Nakşibend.
8. p.157 : [blank].
9. p.158-p.166 : Salavat-ı şerif.
10. p.167-p.171 : Dua-yı taun için ve gayr-ı marazlar için.
11. p.172 : Bab-ı taun için günde on iki kere.
12. p.173-p.176 : [assorted other prayers].
13. p. p.177-p.208 : [mainly blank with a few prayer excerpts and notes].

Physical Details:
Collation:

III (6), II (10), V (20), IV (28), 4 V(68), IV (76), V (86), VIII (102) ; final quire left blank ; middle of the quire marks in the form of red circles (resembling hāʼ or numeral khamsah ٥) appear in the upper outer corner of the right-hand leaf ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (skips from p.55 to p.60).

Layout:

Written mainly in 9 and 7 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; mainly an Elegant Turkish hand, virtually serifless with mainly open counters and very slight effect of tilt to the left, fully vocalized.

Decoration:

Headings and abbreviation sybmols rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.

Support:

European laid paper of at least three types ; mainly with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 19 mm. apart (horizontal), watermark with crown above bar carrying initials, well-burnished, thin and transluscent though sturdy ; another type appears in opening and latter quires with 6-7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart (horizontal), three crescent watermark, quite thick and sturdy ; final quire in a thin, very well-burnished (glossy) paper with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain line spaced 22 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark consisting of three circles topped by crown with crescent above six-pointed star in the top circle and 'C' and the bottom circle.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark red-brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in European laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped scalloped mandorla (compare Déroche class. OAi), pendants and cornerpieces ; sewn in grey thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in light-blue and cream, fair condition ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, some lifting of leather, delamination of boards, staining, negative draw in upper cover, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 89. Portions of Kuran and prayers."

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.156, transcription of litany completed in the year 1129 [1716 or 17].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 89. Portions of Kuran and prayers." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "145" in Western numerals on first of opening leaves (p.1) ; seal of Solomon inscription (with greatest name of God / al-Ism al-Aʻẓam) on p.12 ; on paper (blue-tinted) pasted on 'title page' (p.23), a detailed waqf statement in the name of al-Sayyid ʻAbd Allāh Adīb (Abdullah Edip), known as Jannatʹzādah (Cennet-zade), qāḍī of Erzurum, accompanied by his seal, reads: "وقفت وقفا صحيحا شرعيا على ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب الملتصق بداري الا لعلماء سكنوا بارضروم بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; rare marginal correction and occasional glosses in al-Awrād al-Bahāʼīyah.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Būnī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī,--d. 1225--Daʻwat al-Juljulūtīyah.
04--بوني، احمد بن علي.--دعوة الجلجلوتية.
07--Bahaüddin Nakşibend,--1317?-1389.--Awrād al-Bahāʼīyah.
07--بهاء الدين نقشبند، محمد بن محمد.--اوراد البهائية.
Koran.Sūrat Yāsīn.قرآن.سورة يس.Koran.Sūrat al-Fatḥ.قرآن.سورة الفتح.Evrâd-ı Şeyh Pîr Mehmed Bahâî.Awrād Shaykh Pīr Muḥammad Bahāʼī.اوراد شيخ پير محمد بهائى.Salavât-ı şerifصلوات شريفDua-yı taun için ve gayr-ı marazlar için.دعاء طاعون ايچون وغير مرضلر ايچون.Bab-ı taun için günde on iki kere.باب طاعون ايچون كونده اون ايكى كره.

Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II, 283

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

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