Isl. Ms. 525


Muntij al-barakāt ʻalá Dalāʼil al-khayrāt,[1180, i.e. 1767].منتج البركات على دلائل الخيرات،[1180ه، 1767م].


Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl al-Rayhānī al-Rūmī,d. 1745?محمد بن اسماعيل الريحاني الرومي.

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230 leaves :paper ;217 x 155 (159 x 57) mm.


Fine copy of the commentary by Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl al-Rayhānī (al-Rīḥānī) al-Rūmī (d.1745?) on al-Jazūlī’s (d.1465) celebrated collection of prayers for the Prophet, Dalāʼil al-khayrāt, followed by closing prayers and an ijāzah for the copyist.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):منتج البركات على الدلائلTitle from inscription on front flyleaf (p.3):دلائل شرحى منتج البركاتTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.5):شرح دلائل


Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Jazūlī, Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān,--d. 1465.--Dalāʼil al-khayrāt wa-shawāriq al-anwār fī dhikr al-ṣalāh ʻalá al-Nabī al-mukhtār.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Early works to 1800.




Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter (p.9).


"الحمد لله المتفضل بصلاته المنعمة بافضل واكمل صلاته على خير انبيائه ...وبعد فان المهمات العلية والمطالب السنية والمقاصد المرضية البرية الصلاة والسلام على الذات المحمدية ... وقد كان الوافي بهذا الشأن الكافي لاهل العرفان الجامع لانواع الصلاة على سيد الكائنات وما ورد فيها من الكيفيات كتاب دلائل الخيرات المنسوب الى قطب زمانه وفريد اوانه ابو عبد الله محمد بن سليمان الجزولي ... فالتمس مني بعض ذوي الكمال ان اشرحه شرحا ... وسميته لتاريخه [؟] منتج البركات على دلائل الخيرات ..."


"وزيد في بعض النسخ والحمد لله رب العالمين ولا بأس بها وزاد في بعض النسخ وهو حسبنا ونعم الوكيل ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم انتهى وهذا اخر ما تيسرجمعه بعون الله تعالى من شرح الفاسي وغيره مما اخذته عن المشايخ الكرام وما سمحت به القريحة بفتح الفتاح"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "قد وقع الفراغ عن تحرير هذه النسخة الشريفة من مؤلف النسخة التي الفها ركبت بيدها [كذا] في اسلامبول بمدرسۀ خوجه پاشا بدأت بكتابته [كذا] في شهر شعبان ويسر لي اتمامه في شهر سوال في ليلة احد عشر ليلة الاربعا وقرأتها مع الدرس في ايا صوفيۀ كبير كلها في سنة ثمنانون ومائة والف وانا الفقير المحتاج الى رب الكريم الغفار السيد نوح بن السيد محمد قوريچاي ايالة ارض روم اوقيانى دكلينى يازنى رحمتكله ... تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب"


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1. p.6-p.449 : Muntij al-barakāt ʻalá Dalāʼil al-khayrāt / Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl al-Rayhānī al-Rūmī.
2. p.449-p.452 : [closing prayers].
3. p.453 : [blank].
4. p. p.454-p.455 : [ijāzah for the copyist].
5. p.456-p.460 : [blank].

Physical Details:

i, 10 V(100), V+1 (111), 11 V(221), IV+1 (230) ; chiefly quinions ; final leaves left blank ; 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 ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts and flyleaves and mistakenly skips two pages each between pp.213-214 and pp.333-334).


Written in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board evident).


Naskh ; perhaps three clear Turkish and Persianate hands ; main text in a clear naskh, virtually serifless, with very slight effect of words descending to basline, slight effect of tilt to the left (or right), and partially vocalized ; closing prayers appear to be supplied in a different hand ; ijāzah supplied in still a different hand.


Keywords and text being commented upon rubricated (orange-red) through p.85, elsewhere overlined in red ; some rubrics have been written over in black ink (see p.45) ; basmalah at opening (p.6) flanked by 'gold' accents to form a very simple illuminated headpiece ; written area of incipit and facing page surrounded by 'gold' frame (now to green, possibly verdigris), written area elsewhere surrounded by orange-red rule-border.


European laid paper in several types ; opening type with 11-12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24-25 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks including grapes (raisin) with crown (see p.12, 17, etc.) and "...EN DAUPHANE..." (see p.10, 19, etc.), crisp, thin and transluscent, dark cream in color ; another type with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks including grapes (see p.82) and "A LERISOV EN ROUERGUE ... MOYEN" (see p.74, 75, 77 etc.) ; another type with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart (horizontal), and crown with scrollwork [?] watermark (see p.94, 95, etc.) ; all well-burnished to glossy with burnisher's marks visible (in p.12 it looks as though surface size may have been caught up) ; some staining and tide lines.


Pasteboards covered in bright yellow-tinted paper with black and brown leathers over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; sewn in dark brown thread, two stations, many loose gatherings ; overall in poor condition with much abrasion, pest damage, lifting and losses of paper, pasteboard, and leather (particularly fore edge flap), upper cover detaching, spine slant, fore edge flap far too small, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (paginated pp.1-2).

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 364a" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on pp.448-449, copied in Istanbul (Hoca Paşa school) by al-Sayyid Nūḥ ibn al-Sayyid Muḥammad Qūrīchāy (Nuh b. Mehmet Kuriçay). He began the transcription ("qad waqaʻa al-farāgh ʻan taḥrīr hādhihi al-nuskhah al-sharīfah ... badaʼtu bi-kitābatihi [sic]...") in Shaʻbān and completed the transcription (as well as read the copy in the Ayasofya) 11 Shawwāl 1180 [ca. 12 March 1767]. As appears in the ijāzah (certificate of audition) on pp.454-455 dated 1 Muḥarram 1181 [ca. 30 May 1767], the copyist studied the work in the Ayasofya with ʻUmar ibn Muṣṭafá al-Arzanjānī (Ömer b. Mustafa el-Erzincanî, عمر بن مصطفى الارزنجاني) who corrected and authorized his copy for reading/recitation (تلاوة), teaching (تدريس) and further authorized transmission (اجازة).

Ownership and History:

Ownership (purchase) statement on front flyleaf (p.3) in name of Maḥmūd al-Ruwayʻī al-Iskandarānī reads "بالشراء الشرعي للعبد الضعيف الحاج محمود الرويعي الاسكندراني عفا الله عنه بمنه" ; on pp.454-455 certificate of audition (ijāzah) for the copyist authorized by ʻUmar ibn Muṣṭafá al-Arzanjānī, accompanied by his seal (octagonal), and dated 1 Muḥarram 1181 [May 1767] ; marginal glosses and corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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


04 Nūḥ ibn Muḥammad Qūrīchāy, fl. 1767, scribe. 04 نوح بن محمد قوريچاي، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

05 Maḥmūd al-Ruwayʻī al-Iskandarānī, former owner. 05 محمود الرويعي الاسكندراني، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Broceklmann, C. GAL,S II 360 ; II 252Baghdādī, Ismāʻīl Bāshā. Hadīyat al-ʻārifīn,6 / 328

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Posted by evyn on August 19, 2010
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