Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 53

Title:

al-Kāshifah li-adʻiyat al-Nabī al-akram fī sharḥ al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam,[late 18th century?].الكاشفة لادعية النبي الاكرم في شرح الحزب الاعظم,[اواخر القرن 18م؟].

Author:

Muḥammad al-Nābulusī al-Maqdisī,fl.1734.محمد النابلسي المقدسي.

Place/Date of Production:

[Amasya?,17--?].

Size:

99 leaves :paper ;210 x 155 (165 x 93) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of Muḥammad al-Nābulusī al-Maqdisī al-Rifāʻī's commentary on al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam, prayers compiled by al-Qārī al-Harawī.

Other Title(s):

Kāshif li-adʻiyat al-nabī al-akram fī sharḥ al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓamكاشف لادعية النبي الاكرم في شرح الحزب الاعظمEdge title:شرح حزب اعظم

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.2a (p.3).

Incipit:

"وصلى الله وسلم على الحبيب الكريم الحمد لله المذكور بكل لسان الهادي لهذه الامة المحمدية بمن تنورت من نور الاكوان ... وبعد فان الاشتغال بالذكر من فضل الطاعات واولى ما انفقت فيه نفائس الاوقات ... وقد كثرت الاحاديث الصحيح على ملازمته في المساء والصباح وافضله ما وردت فيه الاخبار ونقلته وحزبته الائمة اولوا الفضل والفلاح فمن ذلك حزب الامام ... الحزب الاعظم المضاف للنبي الاكرم لمنلا علي القاري افاض الله على قبره سحائب الرضوان ... فقد حوى من الادعية النبوية ما لا يحتوي غيره وقد احضره من انتمى الي لاخذ العلم واخبرني ان ليس له شرح فيما علم الشيخ ... خليل بن مصطفى من دياربكر ... فلما سألني ذلك رأيت اني لست اهلا لذلك ثم استخرت الله تعالى لمحبتي لهذه الادعية النفيسة فرأيت ان هذا شرح يتم ... ولما اكملته سميته الكاشفة لادعية النبي الاكرم في شرح الحزب الاعظم والدعاء الافخم ..."

Explicit:

"حمدا دائما بدوام الله باقيا ببقاء الله لا منتهى له دون علم الله والصلوة والسلام على فاتح الفواتح وخاتم الختام ... وحسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم اللهم واذا اردت بالناس فتنة فاقبضنا اليك غير مفتونين يا ارحم الراحمين"

Colophon:

"Authorial," rectangular, reads: "وكان الفراغ من هذا الكتار المبارك ليلة الاربعاء سادس يوم شهر رجب الفرد من شهور سنة الف ومائة وسبعة واربعين من الهجرة النبوية على صاحبها افضل الصلوة واتم التحية على يد كاتبها ومؤلفها افقر العباد الى الله سبحانه عز شانه جل ثناؤه محمد النابلسي بلدا المقدسي اقليما الرفاعي طريقة ..." ; "Scribal," rectangular, reads: "تمت كتابة شرح الحزب الاعظم على يد حافظ احمد النجيب المفتي باماسية"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

9 V(90), IV+1 (99) ; chiefly quinions ; final two leaves left blank ; catchwords lacking ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).

Layout:

Written in 25 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; fine Ottoman hand ; effect of tilt to the left ; occasional slight effect of words descending to baseline ; rounded ; many open counters ; the lām alif al-warrāqīyah and kāf mabsūṭah preferred ; point of final nūn assimilated with bowl.

Decoration:

Section headings and keywords rubricated ; overlining and textual dividers in red ; red rule-border surrounds written area throughout ; well of headpiece outlined in red rules on incipit page, with basmalah set off in rectangular piece.

Support:

European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 25 mm. apart (horizontal) ; watermark of scrollwork with diamond flanked by flourishes with six-pointed star below (compare Heawood 3728 with six-pointed star in place of cross) ; staining, smudges, creasing, etc.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in black leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in pink-tinted laid paper ; fore-edge flap lined in marbled paper ; upper and lower covers bear central mandorla (gold to green painted paper) with gold-painted accents and border ; sewn in dark blue or black thread, two stations ; chevron endbands in yellow and pink ; in fair condition with minor abrasion and staining ; some negative draw in upper cover and envelope flap.

Accompanying Materials:

Several small inserted slips carrying brief comments on text (paginated pp.85-86, pp.89-90, pp.93-94, pp.97-98, and pp.105-106) -- leaf from another ms. slipped in just before final leaf (paginated pp.207-208).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 10. Commentary on al-Hizb al-azam." ; on tail of textblock "٣٠٠".

Origin:

As appears in colophon on fol.97a (p.203), copied by Aḥmad al-Najīb, muftī in Amasya. Date of transcription not specified. Author, Muḥammad al-Nābulusī al-Maqdisī al-Rifāʻī, provides the date he completed the composition 6 Rajab 1147 [December 1734] in authorial colophon on fol.97a (p.203).

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 10. Commentary on al-Hizb al-azam." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "388" in Western numerals on fol.1a (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on fol.1a (p.1) 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" ; numerous glosses (many from Fayḍ al-arḥam) and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 Aḥmad al-Najīb, scribe. 05 احمد النجيب، 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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