Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 52

Title:

Fayḍ al-arḥam wa-fatḥ al-akram ʻalá al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam wa-al-wird al-afkham,[1180, i.e. 1766].فيض الارحم وفتح الاكرم على الحزب الاعظم والورد الافخم,[1180ه, 1766م].

Author:

Qārī al-Harawī, ʻAlī ibn Sulṭān Muḥammad,d. 1605 or 6.قاري الهروي، علي بن سلطان محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1766].

Size:

160 leaves :paper ;216 x 140 (159 x 79) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of al-Qārī al-Harawī's own commentary upon his collection of prayers, al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam wa-al-wird al-afkham.

Other Title(s):

Edge title:فيض الارحم على الحزب الاعظمTitle from inscription on front flyleaf (p.1):فيض الارحم على الحزب الاعظمTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.19):فيض الارحم شرح حزب الاعظم

Subject(s):

Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Qārī al-Harawī, ʻAlī ibn Sulṭān Muḥammad,--d. 1605 or 6.--Ḥizb al-aʻẓam.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening on fol.9b (p.20).

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي اعد للقانتين والمسبحين مثوبة ... وبعد فلما كان الحزب الاعظم والورد الافخم المنسوب الى الرسول الاكرم صلى الله عليه وسلم جامعا للدعوات المأثورة التي فيها المتابعة المحمدية ... ولكنه محتاج الى كشف اسرار معانيه ... فخطر بالي ان اشرحه شرحا محتويا لما يحتاج اليه فاستخرت الله متضرعا اليه ان يجعله خالصا لوجهه الكريم ... وسميته فيض الارحم وفتح الاكرم على الحزب الاعظم والورد الافخم ..."

Explicit:

"والمراد تنبيه المؤمنين على كيفية تسبيحه وتحميده التسليم على رسله هم وسائط بينهم وبينه في فيضان الكلمات الدينية والدنيوية عليهم كذا في الارشاد"

Colophon:

"Scribal," rectangular, reads: "اعلم ان المصنف رحمه الله تعالى ختم الصلوة الشريفة على محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم بهذه الآية الكريمة خاتمة تشريفة ... قد وقفنا بتحرير هذه النسخة بالاتمام وحقق لنا الفوز بهذا المرام والحمد لله على كمال لطفه ... وانا العبد الضعيف الفقير الى غفران رحمة ربه القدير مصطفى بن محمد غفر لهما الله الصمد مع الذين انعمت عليهم ... وقد وقع الفراغ من تنميق [الشرح؟] الشريف على يد افقر عبيد العلام عبد الرحيم بن الحاج حسن بن ابراهيم غفر الله لهم ولوالديهم ولاجدادهم ولاستاذهم ولاخوانهم ولاحبائهم ولجميع المؤمنين والمؤمنات بحرمة من له العز والشرف لسنة ثمانين ومائة والف في اليوم العشرين من ربيع الاخرة الله اعلم"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, IV (8), 15 V(158), I (160), i ; chiefly quinions ; added quaternion ruled for table of contents precedes text ; final leaf left blank ; catchwords present ; pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, begins with ۱ on incipit page (mistakenly skips two pages between١٩٥ and ۱٩٦ and again between ۲٥۸ and ۲٥٩, mistakenly repeats ۲۲٥ and ٢٤٣); pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and some inserts).

Layout:

Written in 25 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling-board evident).

Script:

Naskh ; fine Turkish (?) hand ; virtually serifless ; slight effect of tilt to the left ; many closed counters ; occasional effect of words descending to baseline ; partially vocalized.

Decoration:

Keywords, section headings, and notabilia (side-heads) rubricated ; overlining in red ; written area and margin surrounded by red rule-border.

Support:

European laid paper with 13 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and single chain lines spaced 22 mm. apart (horizontal) ; watermarks include scrollwork with crown above and lion rampant within as well as "FC" in circle with trefoil-like motifs above and below ; well-burnished and fairly smooth ; added leaves ruled for table of contents in a different European laid paper.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in red-brown leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in yellow paper ; upper and lower covers carry central diamond motif and cornerpieces in blind-tooled rosettes with incised fillet border and accents ; sewn in salmon thread, two stations ; chevron endbands in pink and cream ; in fair condition with abrasion, staining, some cracking of spine leather, and spine slant (cocked) ; several loose leaves.

Accompanying Materials:

Several inserted slips carrying portions of text on the Prophet, etc. some paginated (pp.99-102/folded, pp.209-210, pp.331-332), one scrap carrying text (between p.136-137) and a full folded document (between p.118-119) not paginated.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 35. Al-Faiz al-arham." ; on tail edge of textblock "٣٠١".

Origin:

As appears in colophon on fol.159b (p.326), copied by ʻAbd al-Raḥīm ibn Ḥasan ibn Ibrāhīm with transcription finished ("qad waqaʻa al-farāgh min tanmīq [al-sharḥ?] al-sharīf...") 20 Rabīʻ II 1180 [September 1766]. In the same hand, colophon for the previous exemplar transcribed by one Muṣṭafá ibn Muḥammad is included prior to the colophon for this ms. (see fol.159a-159b/p.325-326).

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 35. Al-Faiz al-arham." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "317" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; possible former inventory mark in Hindu-Arabic numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on recto of opening added leaf ruled for table of contents (p.3) and several places throughout ('title page' p.19, etc.), reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصطفى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" ; on 'title page' (p.19), ownership statement accompanied by oval seal impression "السيد احمد رشيد ١٢٣٥" statement reads, "مما اعطاه سبحانه وتعالى لعبده العاجز كوچك سليمان افندى زاده السيد احمد رشيد القاضى بالمدينة المنورة مؤقتا غفر لهما ۱٥ را سنة ١۲۷۱" ; also on 'title page' (p.19), two other oval seal impressions (one repeated twice) ; yet another oval seal impression on fol.159b (p.326) "عبد الله محسن [؟]..." ; occasional notabilia (side heads), marginal corrections and glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 ʻAbd al-Raḥīm ibn Ḥasan ibn Ibrāhīm, fl.1766, scribe. 05 عبد الرحيم بن حسن بن ابراهيم، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 396

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Posted by evyn on August 9, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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