Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 56

Title:

[Risālat al-basmalah ... etc.,18th and 19th century].[رسالة البسملة ... الخ,القرن 18 و 19م].

Author:

Khādimī, Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá,1701 or2-1762 or 3.خادمي، محمد بن مصطفى.

Place/Date of Production:

[1704-1806].

Size:

276 leaves :paper ;216 x 140 mm.

Summary:

Clear copy of Risālat al-basmalah, or Khazāʼin al-jawāhir wa-makhāzin al-zawāhir, by Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá al-Khādimī (d.1762), accompanied by a few other mainly Sufi texts and assorted excerpts, with many leaves of the codex left blank.

Other Title(s):

Khazāʼin al-jawāhir wa-makhāzin al-zawāhirخزائن الجواهر ومخازن الزواهرRisālah fī bayān muqaddimāt al-ʻulūmرسالة في بيان مقدمات العلومرسالۀ مقدمةRisalat Tartīb al-istiʻārahرسالة ترتيب الاستعارةŞerh-i Cennetü'l-asmaشرح جنت الاسماءSharḥ al-amthilahشرح الامثلة

Subject(s):

Basmalah--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
God (Islam)--Name--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Dictionaries--Early works to 1800.
Islamic philosophy--Dictionaries--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Terminology--Early works to 1800.
Arabic alphabet--Symbolic aspects--Early works to 1800.
Islamic magic--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ghazzālī,--1058-1111.--Jannat al-asmāʼ.
Ghazzālī,--1058-1111.--Ayyuhā al-walad.

Language:

Arabic and Ottoman Turkish.

Notes:

Ms. composite 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.1-p.9 : [contents listing and various excerpts, partially blank].
2. p.10-p.20 : [blank].
3. p.21-p.27 : [various excerpts, partially blank].
4. p.28-p.44 : [blank].
5. p.45 : [excerpts].
6. p.46 : [blank].
7. p.47-p.100 : [Risālat al-basmalah] / Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá al-Khādimī.
8. p.101-p.108 : [blank].
9. p.109-p.110 : [Risālah fī bayān muqaddimāt al-ʻulūm].
10. p.111-p.112 : [blank].
11. p.113-246 : [Kitāb al-Taʻrīfāt] / al-Jurjānī.
12. p.247-p.248 : [Risalat tartīb al-istiʻārah].
13. p.249-p.253 : [Sharḥ Jannat al-asmāʼ].
14. p.254-p.378 : [blank].
15. p.379 : [excerpts].
16. p.380 : [blank].
17. p.381-p.388 : [Sharḥ Ayyuhā al-walad] / Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá al-Khādimī.
18. p.389 : [blank].
19. p.390 : [excerpts].
20. p.391-399 : [contiuation of Sharḥ Ayyuhā al-walad] / Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá al-Khādimī.
21. p.400-p.466 : [blank].
22. p.467-p.471 : [masāʼil showing assorted divisions of inheritance].
23. p.472-p.500 : [blank].
24. p.501-p.505 : [Sharḥ al-amthilah].
25. p.506-p.509 : [blank].
26. p.510-p.511 : [calculations].
27. p.512-p.530 : [blank].
28. p.531-p.533 : [excerpts].
29. p.534-p.536 : [blank].
30. p.537-p.544 : [excerpts].
31. p.545-546 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

27 V(270), III (276) ; almost exclusively quinions ; numerous leaves left blank ; mainly lacks proper catchwords but last word of final line on the verso of each leaf is usually repeated at the beginning of the first line on the following recto ; catchwords present in Taʻrīfāt al-Jurjānī ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts, skips two pages each between pp.47-48, pp.103-104, and pp.449-450, and mistakenly repeats pp.86-87 twice).

Layout:

Written mainly in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; mainly a fine Ottoman hand ; mainly serifless ; effect of tilt to the left ; mainly open counters ; some elongation of horizontal strokes ; pointing in lines rather than distinct dots ; descenders mainly curvilinear ; rightward descenders tapered.

Decoration:

Keywords (often marking sections) and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; some overlining in red ink ; illuminated diagram (namely, dāʼirat ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib) on p.253.

Support:

European laid paper of several types ; one type with 10-11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks including three hats and crossbow with 'M A' below ; another type with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22-24 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks including bull (trippant or statant guardant), man on a horse over ' C B G,' crown over 'G B T,' coat of arms, etc. ; some leaves only lightly burnished if at all.

Binding:

Pasteboards (quite thin, semi-limp covers) in black leather, with spine and edges/turn-ins in red-brown leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; doublures in brown leather with blind-tooled design ; upper and lower covers bear blind-tooled design in rosettes and s-shapes evoking central mandorla and cornerpieces ; sewn in lime green thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in lime green and light yellow, only tailband intact ; overall in fair condition with minor abrasion, some shrinkage, and minor spine slant (slightly cocked).

Accompanying Materials:

Inserts carrying excerpts, notes, etc. (paginated pp.519-520 and pp.547-548).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 101. Treatise on the Bismillah." ; "٦٥٦" on tail of textblock.

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.100, Risālat al-basmalah copied by Muḥammad ibn Memish [Muḥammad] ibn al-Ḥājjī Muḥammad ibn Ḥājjī ʻUthmān-zādah (Mehmet Memiş Osmanzade) with transcription ("qad jaffa al-qalam ʻan taswīd hādhihi al-nuskhah al-sharīfah...") completed roughly 21 Ṣafar 1221 [May 1806] (dating by fractions, reads: "في وقت الظهر من يوم السبت من العشر العاشر من العشر الاول من العشر الثالث من السدس الثاني من النصف الاول من العشر الاول من العشر الثاني من المائة الثالث بعد المائتين والالف من هجرة من له العزة والشرف ..."). As appears in colophon on p.246, transcription of al-Jurjānī's Taʻrīfāt completed in Karaman in the year 1116 [1704 or 5]. Paper suggests 18th or early 19th century for bulk of codex.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 101. Treatise on the Bismillah." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "398" in Western numerals on recto of opening leaf (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on recto of opening leaf (p.1) and several places throughout, reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصط فى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" ; occasional interlinear and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

07--Jurjānī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad,--al-Sayyid al-Sharīf,--1340-1413.--Taʻrīfāt.
07--جرجاني، علي بن محمد،--السيد الشريف.--تعريفات.
11--Khādimī, Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá,--1701 or2-1762 or 3.--Sharḥ Ayyuhā al-walad.
11--خادمي، محمد بن مصطفى.--شرح ايها الولد.
Khazāʼin al-jawāhir wa-makhāzin al-zawāhirخزائن الجواهر ومخازن الزواهرRisālah fī bayān muqaddimāt al-ʻulūmرسالة في بيان مقدمات العلومرسالۀ مقدمةRisalat Tartīb al-istiʻārahرسالة ترتيب الاستعارةŞerh-i Cennetü'l-asmaشرح جنت الاسماءSharḥ al-amthilahشرح الامثلة

Scribe(s):

05 Mehmet Memiş Osmanzade, fl. 1806, scribe. 05 محمد بن ممش بن عثمان زاده، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II 664Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 216 ; S II 305Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 420 ff. ; S I 752

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

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