Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 44

Title:

al-Yawāqīt wa-al-jawāhir fī bayān ʻaqāʼid al-akābir,[1058, i.e. 1648].اليواقيت والجواهر في بيان عقائد الاكابر,[1058ه, 1648م].

Author:

Shaʻrānī, ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Aḥmad,ca. 1493-1565 or 6.شعراني، عبد الوهاب بن احمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1648].

Size:

315 leaves :paper ;295 x 179 (223 x 115) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of al-Shaʻrānī's elucidation of Ibn ʻArabī's ṣūfī doctrine as it appears in al-Futuḥāt al-Makkīyah.

Other Title(s):

Edge title:Kitāb al-Yawāqīt wa-al-jawāhirكتاب اليواقيت والجواهر

Subject(s):

Sufism--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ibn al-ʻArabī,--1165-1240.--Futuḥāt al-Makkīyah.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)17th century.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from titlepiece preceding table of contents on p.4.

Incipit:

"احمد الله رب العالمين واصلي واسلم على سيدنا محمد ... وبعد فيقول العبد الفقير الى عفو ربه ومغفرته عبد الوهاب بن احمد بن علي الشعراني عفي الله عنه هذا كتاب الفته في علم العقائد سميته باليواقيت والجواهر في بيان عقائد الاكابر حاولت فيه المطابقة بين عقايد اهل الكشف وعقائد اهل الفكر ..."

Explicit:

"فانظر يا اخي عناية التوحيد باهله فالحمد لله رب العالمين"

Colophon:

"Authorial," rectangular, reads: "وليكن ذلك اخر كتاب اليواقيت والجواهر في بيان عقائد الاكابر جعله [؟] خالصا لوجهه الكريم ونفع به مؤلفه وكاتبه وسامعه والناظر فيه ... وكان الفراغ من تأليفه في يوم الاثنين المبارك سابع عشر رجب سنة خمس وخمسين وتسعمائة بمنزلي بمصر المحروسة بخظ بين الصورين قال ذلك وكتبه مؤلفه عبد الوهاب ابن احمد الشعراني الشافعي حامدا ومصليا ومسلما ومحيعلا ومحوقلا ومستغفرا والحمد لله رب العالمين..." ; "Scribal," triangular, reads: "وكان الفراغ من كتابة هذه النسخة المباركة في يوم السبت ثامن شهر رمضان المعظم سنة ثمانية وخمسين والف على يد العبد الحقير العاجز المذنب الفقير عبد الرحمن بن محمد المنشاوي الشافعي الترابي غفر الله له ولوالديه ولمن دعا لهم بالمغفرة ..."

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

II (4), V+1 (15), 30 V(315) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (begins with ۱ on p.15, facing incipit page) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (skips two pages between pp.349-350).

Layout:

Written in 27 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board evident).

Script:

Naskh ; clear Egyptian (?) hand ; virtually serifless ; effect of slight tilt to the left ; mainly open counters, but some closed ; pointing in dots liberally spaced.

Decoration:

Fine illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān) on p.14 (incipit page) consisting of rectangular piece surmounted by semi-circular (dome) piece (approaching w-shaped piece) ; rectangular piece carries empty gold cartouche flanked by floral vegetal accents in gold, red, white and blue on fields of blue ; scalloped dome and accent pieces (practically forming w-shaped piece) filled with floral vegetal pattern in gold, red, and white on field of blue, outlined in gold, red and blue and surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in blue ; headpiece is set in a well of red and gold bands with white dot accents ; written area of incipit and facing page bordered in frame consisting of a series of gold bands if varying thickness with outermost blue fillet ; elsewhere written area surrounded by red rule-border ; textual dividers in the form of red discs, inverted commas, etc. ; text rubricated and partially chrysographed with section headings, keywords, overlining, etc. in red, some in gold, and many keywords and headings also appearing in green, orange, brown, etc.

Support:

European laid paper with 6-7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 25-28 mm. apart (vertical), tre lune watermark, well-burnished, smooth and glossy ; some leaves surface-dyed in yellow.

Binding:

Textblock only, cover lacking ; traces of spine lining and spine leather ; sewing intact in yellow thread, two stations ; endbands in cream, intact ; housed in box for protection.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 134. Kitab al-yawakit wa 'l-jawahir."

Origin:

As appears in scribal colophon on p.626, copied by ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad al-Minshāwī al-Shāfiʻī al-Turābī [?]. Transcription finished ("wa-kāna al-farāgh min kitābat hādhihi al-nuskhah al-mubārakah...") 8 Ramaḍān 1058 [September 1648]. Authorial colophon on p.625-626 indicates that composition was completed 17 Rajab 955 [August 1548].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on p.627, "British Museum, London. No. 134. Kitab al-yawakit wa 'l-jawahir." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "91" in Western numerals on fol.1a (p.1) ; obliterated waqf statement on p.3 ; on paper (blue-tinted) pasted on fol.??? (p.13), a detailed waqf statement in the name of al-Sayyid ʻAbd Allāh Adīb (Abdullah Edip), known as Jannatʹzādah (Cennet-zade), qāḍī of Erzurum, reads: "وقفت وقفا صحيحا شرعيا على ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب الملتصق بداري الا لعلماء سكنوا بارضروم بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير اليه عز شانه السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; a few notabilia (side-heads) and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad al-Minshāwī, fl.1648, scribe. 05 عبد الرحمن بن محمد المنشاوي, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 336

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Posted by evyn on August 3, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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