Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 11 v.1

Title:

[al-Juzʼ al-awwal min Irshād al-ʻaql al-salīm,1017, i.e. 1609].[الجزء الأول من إرشاد العقل السليم,1017ه, 1609م].

Author:

Abū al-Saʻūd Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,1492 or 1493-1574 or 1575.أبو السعود محمد بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[Damascus?,1609].

Size:

482 leaves :paper ;290 x 190 (195 x 130) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of the first volume of Abū al-Suʻūd's commentary on the Qurʼān, beginning with Sūrat al-Fātiḥah and ending with Sūrat al-Naḥl (16). See Mich. Isl. Ms. v.2 for second volume.

Other Title(s):

Irshād al-ʻaql al-salīm.juzʼ 1ارشاد العقل السليم.جزء 1Tafsīr Abī al-SuʻūdEdge title (head):تفسير ابو سعودTitle from inscription on front flyleaf (p.1):Тавсиръ Aбу-СaидъTitle from inscription at opening on p.4:تفسير ابو السعودتفسير ابي السعود

Subject(s):

Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Qurʼan--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

"سبحان من ارسل رسوله بالهدى و دين الحق و بين له شعائر الشرائع كل ما جل ودق انزل عليه ايات بينات و ابهر حجج قرآنا عربيا غير ذي عوج ... وبعد فيقول العبد الفقير الى رحمة ربه الهادي ابو السعود بن محمد العمادي ان الغاية القصوى من تحرير نسخة العالم و من كان حرف منها مسطورا..."

Explicit:

"من قرا سورة النحل لم يحاسبه الله تعالى بما انعم عليه في دار الدنيا و ان مات في يوم تلاها او ليلته كان له من من [كذا] الاجر كالذي مات و احسن الوصية و الله تبارك و تعالى اعلم و صلى الله على سيد محمد و اله و صحبه و سلم"

Colophon:

[p.408] "Scribal," rectangular, reads: "تم ذلك بحمد الله وعونه وحسن توفيقه برسم مفخر امثاله العبد الفقير الى الله تعالى فرخ يايا باشى بن المرحوم ملا محمود رحمه الله رحمة واسعة و ختم لمن كان سببا في كتابته بالصالحات اعماله و اصلح اقواله و افقاله و احواله و رفع في الجنة له الدرجات و بدل سياته بالحسنات ... وجعله وقفا على ... ايام حياته ثم على اولاده وذريته ... وعلى اهل العلم من المسلمين راجيا بذلك وجه الله الكريم ... وشهد عليه كاتبه العبد الفقير محمد صلاح الدين بن محي الدين بن خليل بن حاج عبد القادر النابلسي غفر الله و لوالديه و لمشايخه ولاخوانه و لجميع المسلمين امين يا رب العالمين في شوال سنة ١٠١٧"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, V-1 (9), 10 V(109), IV + 2 (119), 3 V(149), III (155), 2 VI(179), 19 V(369), V+1 (380), III (386), VI - 1 (397), V (407), IV+1 (416), 6 V(476), III (482), i ; incipit page appears be a replacement ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and inserts ; follows p.303 with p.204, dropping 100 pages ; skips two pages between pp.711-712).

Layout:

Written in 31 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; clear Syrian hand in a medium line ; virtually serifless and compact with mostly closed counters, rectilinear descenders, alif maqsūrah pointed as yāʼ, pointing in distinct dots, kāf mashqūqah preferred (even final kāf with shaqq) ; Qurʼānic text usually vocalized ; text of incipit page in a different hand.

Decoration:

Sūrah headings and Qurʼānic passages usually rubricated, also often overlined in red or black ; written area of occasional pages throughout surrounded by red rule-border ; textual dividers in the form of red discs appear on page facing incipit page and following page.

Support:

European laid paper with 10 laid lines per cm. and chain lines spaced 30 mm. apart ; watermarks include fleur de lis, anchor, and 'V V' countermark ; lightly burnished ; leaves of varying heft ; tide-lines from water damage around edges of textblock but usually not entering written area ; several older repairs to leaves.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark brown leather now overlaid with laid marbled paper (blue, pink, yellow, etc.) and spine repaired with two pieces of red leather ; Type II binding (though flap now lost) ; upper and lower board linings in light green laid paper stamped with floral design ; traces of stamped mandorla in leather under marbled paper ; sewn in dark brown thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in yellow and blue, intact ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, lifting and losses of paper, boards severely delaminating at foreedge, leather on spine showing red rot, etc. otherwise sound.

Accompanying Materials:

Several slips with notes (paginated pp.17-18, pp.63-64, pp.201-202, pp.227-228, pp.229-300, pp.251-252, pp.253-254, and pp.749-750).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 28. Abu Suud's Commentary on Kuran. Vol.1." ; "٦٠" on head of textblock.

Origin:

As appears in colophon in lower margin of p.408 and on p.879, copied by Muḥammad Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn ibn Muḥyī al-Dīn ibn Khalīl ibn ʻAbd al-Qādir al-Nābulusī with transcription finished in Shawwāl 1017 [January-February 1609], apparently in Damascus ("... في مدينة الشام"). Copied for (bi-rasm) Farrukh Yāyā Bāshī (Bāshā) ibn Mullā Maḥmūd (Ferruh Yayabaşı b. Mulla Mahmud) who also endowed the book as a waqf for himself, his offspring, and scholars after him (compare Vollers 0214, Refaiya Library, University of Leipzig ; contributions to the cataloguing from Boris Liebrenz).

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 28. Abu Suud's Commentary on Kuran. Vol.1." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "68" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on 'title page' (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" ; possible book price (or inventory number) on interior of upper cover ; glosses and occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

07--Ferruh Yayabaşı b. Mulla Mahmud,--fl. 1609,--patron.
07--فرخ يايا باشى بن محمود،--راع.

Scribe(s):

05 Muḥammad Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn ibn Muḥyī al-Dīn ibn Khalīl ibn ʻAbd al-Qādir al-Nābulusī, fl. 1609, scribe. 05 محمد صلاح الدين محيي الدين بن خليل بن عبد القادر النابلسي، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 439 ; S II 651

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Posted by evyn on August 16, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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