Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 32

Title:

[Ithbāt al-wājib ... etc.,1102 and 1139, i.e. 1691 and 1726].[اثبات الواجب ... الخ,1139ه, 1726 أو 1727م].

Author:

Dawwānī, Muḥammad ibn Asʻad,1426 or 7-1512 or 13دواني، محمد بن اسعد.

Place/Date of Production:

[Istanbul and Kilis,1691 and 1726].

Size:

257 leaves :paper ;202 x 140 (130-160 x 50-70) mm. bound to 202 x 145 mm.

Summary:

Neat composite copy of a collection of texts pertaining to the Risālah fī Ithbāt al-wājib of Jalāl al-Dīn al-Dawānī, opening with a supergloss by Qāzābādī on the supergloss of Mīrzā Jān on the commentary attributed to Mullā Ḥanafī, next the matn of al-Dawānī's Risālah, next the commentary attributed to Mullā Ḥanafī and finally the supergloss of Mīrzā Jān, which ends abruptly and appears incomplete.

Other Title(s):

Edge title:مجموعة اثبات الواجب وحاشية قازاباجيالرسالة المتبركة في اثبات الواجب

Subject(s):

God (Islam)--Proof, ontological--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Dawwānī, Muḥammad ibn Asʻad,--1426 or 7-1512 or 13.--Risālah qadīmah li-ithbāt al-wājib.
Mullā Ḥanafī,--fl. 1520.--Sharḥ Ithbāt al-wājib lil-Ḥanafī.
Mīrzā Jān, Ḥabīb Allāh,--d. 1586?--Ḥāshiyat Ithbāt al-wājib lil-Mīrzā Jān.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)18th century.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. composite codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة والسلام على خير خلقه محمد خاتم النبيين وعلى اله وصحبه اجمعين قوله ففيما ذكره تفسير او تفريع بطريق الدمج ..."

Explicit:

"قوله ولا بد من فيه من دليل اقول الدليل عليه ان الشيء الاول الذي كان وجود العلة دائرا على وجوده اذا عدم كان يكفي"

Colophon:

[1] "Scribal," rectangular, reads: "كتبه علي بن مصطفى قريه نورشوى [؟] عفى ذنوبه غفر غفر الله ولوالديه واحسن اليهما في بلدة قسطنطنية بمدرسة چاوش ... دار الحديث في شهر ربيع الاول سنة تسع وثلاثون ومائة والف" ; [2] "Scribal," triangular, reads: "تمت الرسالة المتبركة في اثبات الواجب المنسوبة الى المولى المحقق الجلال الدواني الصديقي في بلد كليس في اول رجب في سنة اثنان ومائة بعد بعد [كذا] الف"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

1. fol.1a-fol.80a : Ḥāshiyah ʻalá Ḥāshiyat Sharḥ Ithbāt al-wājib /li-QāḍʻĀbādī [Qāzābādī].
2. fol.80b : [blank].
3. fol.81a-fol.120b : al-Risālah al-Mutabarrakah fī Ithbāt al-wājib / lil-Dawānī [Dawwānī].
4. fol.121a-fol.122a : [blank].
5. fol.122b-fol.174a : Sharḥ Ithbāt al-wājib / lil-Ḥanafī.
4. fol.174b-fol.175a : [blank].
5. fol.175a-fol.256a : Ḥāshiyat Ithbāt al-wājib / lil-Mīrzā Jān.
6. fol.256b-fol.257b : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 10 V(100), VI (112), IV (120), 5 V(170), II (174), 8 V(254), I+1 (257), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present (both set apart and simply repeating last word of final line at head of first line of recto of following leaf) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and insert).

Layout:

Written in 25 lines [1], 17 lines [2], 17 lines [3] and 19 lines [4] per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; several Turkish and or Persian hands ; hand of [1] approaching nastaʻlīq, serifless with effect of tilt to the right and occasional descent of words to baseline ; majority hand supplying [2], [3] and [4] rather similar, serifless with mainly closed counters, occasional sweeping descenders, interesting form of قوله with waw, lām and hāʼ assimilated in an upward and right-sweeping loop ; hand near close of [2] exhibits strong effect of tilt to the left and descent of words to baseline.

Decoration:

Simple illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān) on fol.1b (p.4) in effect of rectangular piece surmounted by semi-circular piece (dome) and vertical stalks (tīgh) all in gold ; red rule-border appears surrounding text of first work ; gold frame surrounds text of incipit and facing page for first work ; all texts rubricated with keywords, headings, overlining, etc. in red ; textual dividers in the form of inverted commas.

Support:

European laid paper in several types ; paper of [1] well-burnished, quite smooth and glossy with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 21-22 mm. apart (horizontal) ; papers of [2], [3], and [4] virtually the same though in a few different varieties including one with laid lines 9-10 per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 29-20 mm. apart (horizontal), 'B B' countermark ; another watermark has crown above bar with initials "V R N" above grapes ; flyleaves in a bright orange surface tinted European laid paper.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in red leather and mint-green tinted paper ; upper and lower covers bear border and cornerpieces in incised fillets ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; sewn in dark pink thread, two stations, with primaries in yellow ; endbands in yellow and pink ; in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, lifting of paper and leather, slight spine slant (cocked), etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Slip carrying glosses, etc. (paginated pp.235-236).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 142. Ithbat al-wajib, with commentaries." ; "۳۹۱".

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.161, [1] copied by ʻAlī ibn Muṣṭafá in Istanbul (in the Çavuş Medresesi [?]) with transcription completed Rabīʻ I 1139 H [1726 M]. As appears in colophon on p.242, [2] copied in Kilis, first of Rajab 1102 H [1691 M] (name of copyist not provided). Works [3] and [4] lack dated colophons though likely copied at the time of [2].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on inner front cover,"British Museum, London. No. 142. Ithbat al-wajib, with commentaries." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "125" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on fol.1a (p.3) and several places throughout reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصطفى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" ; also on fol.1a (p.3) ownership statement reads "من اثبت الآلاء على العبد المحض محمد سعيد مندلياتى زاده" ; numerous marginal and interlinear glosses and corrections throughout.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Mullā Ḥanafī,--fl. 1520.--Sharḥ Ithbāt al-wājib lil-Ḥanafī.
04--ملا حنفي.--شرح اثبات الواجب للحنفي.
05--Mīrzā Jān, Ḥabīb Allāh,--d. 1586?--Ḥāshiyat Ithbāt al-wājib lil-Mīrzā Jān.
05--ميرزا جان، حبيب الله.--حاشية اثبات الواجب للميرزا جان.
06--Qāzābādī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad.--Ḥāshiyah ʻalá Ḥāshiyat Sharḥ Ithbāt al-wājib.
06--قازابادي، احمد بن محمد.--حاشية على حاشية شرح اثبات الواجب.
الرسالة المتبركة في اثبات الواجب

Scribe(s):

07 ʻAlī ibn Muṣṭafá, fl. 1723, scribe. 07 علي بن مصطفى، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 217/11 ; SII, 307/11

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Posted by evyn on July 26, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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