Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 508

Title:

[Majmūʻat rasāʼil,before 1274, i.e. 1875 or 1876].[مجموعة رسائل,قبل 1274ه، 1875 او 1876م].

Place/Date of Production:

[1840-1876].

Size:

142 leaves :paper ;296 x 205 (215-220 x 120-125) mm.

Summary:

Fine collection (majmūʻah) of works and excerpts on various topics of Ṣūfism, articles of faith, fiqh, etc. conluding with a small collection of poetry. Contents listing on 'title page' (p.3).

Other Title(s):

Risālah fī al-ʻaqāʼid al-suʼāl ʻan al-īmānرسالة في العقائد السؤال عن الايمانوصية الى تلميذه القاضي ابي يوسفJamʻ al-iʻtiqād li-ahl al-sunnahجمع الاعتقاد لاهل السنةAʻlamu anna al-kaffārāt al-mashhūrah hādhihiاعلم ان الكفارات المشهورة هذهYuqraʼ hādhā al-duʻāʼ ʻinda al-nawmيقرأ هذا الدعاء عند النومʻAdad ḥurūf al-Qurʼān manqūl min Bustān al-ʻārifīn min muṣannafāt Abī al-Laythعدد حروف القرآن منقول من بستان العارفين من مصنفات ابي الليثFāʼidah fī baʻḍ masāʼil min tartīb kalimat al-tawḥīd wa-al-īmān wa-irkānihāفائدة في بعض مسائل من ترتيب كلمة التوحيد والايمان واركانهاFāʼidah fī khawwāṣ irṣād al-silāḥ wa-shurb al-kaʼs wa-fī fawāʼid al-ṭarīqah al-Rifāʻīyah.فائدة في خواص ارصاد السلاح وشرب الكأس وفي فوائد الطريقة الرفاعيةFāʼidat raṣd al-ibrahفائدة رصد الابرةAḥādīth wa-nuṣūṣ fiqhīyahاحاديث ونصوص فقهيةMajmūʻat shiʻrمجموعة شعر

Subject(s):

Sufism--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. composite codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

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Explicit:

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Colophon:

[ Risālah fī al-ʻaqāʼid] "Scribal," triangular, reads "قد تمت النسخة المباركة على يد الفقير ملا محمد بن ملا احمد الزند [؟] الشافعي مذهبا القادري طريقة غفر الله له ولوالديه ولمن نظر بها وقرأ له ولوالديه سورة الفاتحة ١٦ ج سنة ١٢۶٤" ; [Waṣīyat al-Imām al-Aʻẓam] "Scribal," triangular, reads "قد فرغت هذه الوصية في شهر رمضان سنة الف ومائتين واربع وسبعين من [؟] بعد هجرة النبوة على صاحبها افضل الصلاة والسلام"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.3 : [contents listing].
2. p.4-p.27 : ʻUyūn al-ḥaqīqah fī fatāwá al-ṭarīqah /Aḥmad ibn Khamīs ibn ʻAlī al-Rifāʻī al-Baghdādī.
3. p.28-p.106 : ʻUyūn al-ḥaqīqah fī fatāwá al-ṭarīqah [revised and enlarged] /Abū Muḥammad Aḥmad ibn Khamīs ibn ʻAlī al-Rifāʻī al-Baghdādī.
4. p.107-p.117 : Risālah fī al-ʻaqāʼid al-suʼāl ʻan al-īmān / Abū Isḥāq al-Tūnisī.
5. p.118-p.119 : Hādhihi ʻAqāʼid lil-Ghazālī / al-Ghazālī.
6. p.119-p.125: al-Waṣīyah li-Abī Yūsuf Yaʻqūb / Abū Ḥanīfah.
7. p.125 : Jamʻ al-iʻtiqād li-ahl al-sunnah.
8. p.126 : Aʻlamu anna al-kaffārāt al-mashhūrah hādhihi.
9. p.127-p.130 : Yuqraʼ hādhā al-duʻāʼ ʻinda al-nawm.
10. p.130-p.134 : Waṣīyat al-Imām al-Aʻẓam Abī Ḥanīfah Nuʻmān ibn Thābit / Abū Ḥanīfah.
11. p.134 : ʻAdad ḥurūf al-Qurʼān manqūl min Bustān al-ʻārifīn min muṣannafāt Abī al-Layth.
12. p.135-140: Fāʼidah fī baʻḍ masāʼil min tartīb [?] kalimat al-tawḥīd wa-al-īmān wa-irkānihā.
13. p.141-159 : Fāʼidah fī khawwāṣ irṣād al-silāḥ wa-shurb al-kaʼs wa-fī fawāʼid al-ṭarīqah al-Rifāʻīyah.
14. p.160-263 : [Fāʼidat raṣd al-ibrah ... etc., i.e. Aḥādīth wa-nuṣūṣ fiqhīyah, fatāwá wa-fawāʼid fiqhīyah].
15. p.264-p.268 : [excerpts from Ṣūfī works].
17. p.269-p.274 : [blank].
18. p.275-p.283 : [Majmūʻat shiʻr].
19. p.284 : [ownership / purchase statements].
20. p.285-p.288 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 7 V(70), IV (78), 5 V(128), IV (136), IV-2 (142), i ; chiefly quinions ; middle of the quire marks in the form of oblique strokes in the upper-outer corner of the left-hand leaf ; catchwords present ; p.82 left partially blank ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).

Layout:

Written in 23-27 lines per page, occasionally divided to two columns to set off poetry ; frame-ruled ; written area divided to two columns to set off verses.

Script:

Naskh and naskh-nastaʻlīq (talik) ; several fine hands with Turkish and Persianate features [Iraqi?] ; opening two works in a distinct hand (naskh), following works through Ṣūfic excerpts mainly in one hand (naskh-nastaʻlīq / talik) with some passages supplied in other hands, collection of poetry in still a different hand (naskh).

Decoration:

Keywords and section headings rubricated ; written area surrounded by red double rule-border ; written area of Risālah fī ʻaqāʼid al-suʼāl ʻan al-īmān surrounded by black rule-border ; some overlining in red.

Support:

European wove paper and laid paper of at least two types ; opening through p.158 in wove paper ; next and final quires (pp.159-178, 275 to close), flyleaves and board linings in a laid paper (possibly machine laid) with 'laid' lines more of a mesh / crosshatch, chain lines spaced 25-27 mm. apart (vertical), watermark with stag leaping above pond and "B & G" below ; other gatherings (pp.179-218) in a type with 11 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 24-25 mm. apart (vertical), and watermarks including lion rampant in a coat of arms and eagle with "J V" [?] below (see p.179, etc.) ; latter quires (pp.209-274) in a type with 9-10 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 25-26 mm. apart (vertical), and "F P" watermark.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark purple cloth with red leather over spine, fore edge flap, and edges/turn-ins (framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in yellow laid paper ; sewn in white thread, four stations ; worked chevron endbands in yellow and magenta, good condition ; overall in fair condition with only minor abrasion, lifting of leather, staining to board linings, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas.

Former Shelfmarks:

From inscription on inner front cover, "IL 425" and "M. 43" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.117, Risālah fī ʻaqāʼid al-suʼāl ʻan al-īmān copied by Mullā Muḥammad ibn Mullā Aḥmad al-Zand [?] al-Shāfiʻī al-Qādirī with transcription completed 16 Jumādá II [?] 1264 [ca. 20 May 1848]. As appears in colophon on p.134, transcription of al-Waṣīyah [Waṣīyat al-Imām al-Aʻẓam Abī Ḥanīfah] completed Ramaḍān 1274 [April-May 1858]. Other works likely copied around the same time. Ownership / purchase statement with contents listing on p.284 provides rough terminus ante quem for the entire majmūʻah of 1875 or 6.

Ownership and History:

On p.284, ownership / purchase statement (partially effaced) accompanied by contents listing for the majmūʻah, both dated 1292 ? [1875 or 6] ; also on p.284, ownership / purchase statement in pencil dated 29 Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1301 [ca. 20 September 1884] ; glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

02--Rifāʻī al-Baghdādī, Aḥmad ibn Khamīs ibn ʻAlī.--ʻUyūn al-ḥaqīqah fī fatāwá al-ṭarīqah.
02--رفاعي البغدادي, أحمد بن خميس بن علي.--عيون الحقيقة في فتاوى الطريقة.
03--Abū Isḥāq al-Tūnisī,--Risālah fī ʻaqāʼid al-suʼāl ʻan al-īmān.
03--ابو اسحاق التونسي.--رسالة في عقائد السؤال عن الايمان.
05--Ghazzālī,--1058-1111.--ʻAqāʼid.
05--غزالي.--عقائد.
06--Abū Ḥanīfah,--d. 767 or 8.--Waṣīyah li-Abī Yūsuf Yaʻqūb.
06--.ابو حنيفة--وصية لابي يوسف يعقوب.
07--Abū Ḥanīfah,--d. 767 or 8.--Waṣīyat al-Imām al-Aʻẓam Abī Ḥanīfah Nuʻmān ibn Thābit.
07--.ابو حنيفة--وصية الامام الاعظم ابي حنيفة نعمان ابن ثابت.
12--Abū al-Layth al-Samarqandī, Naṣr ibn Muḥammad,--d. 983?--Bustān al-ʻārifīn.--Selections.
12--ابو الليث السمرقندي, نصر بن محمد.--بستان العارفين.--مختارات.
Risālah fī al-ʻaqāʼid al-suʼāl ʻan al-īmānرسالة في العقائد السؤال عن الايمانوصية الى تلميذه القاضي ابي يوسفJamʻ al-iʻtiqād li-ahl al-sunnahجمع الاعتقاد لاهل السنةAʻlamu anna al-kaffārāt al-mashhūrah hādhihiاعلم ان الكفارات المشهورة هذهYuqraʼ hādhā al-duʻāʼ ʻinda al-nawmيقرأ هذا الدعاء عند النومʻAdad ḥurūf al-Qurʼān manqūl min Bustān al-ʻārifīn min muṣannafāt Abī al-Laythعدد حروف القرآن منقول من بستان العارفين من مصنفات ابي الليثFāʼidah fī baʻḍ masāʼil min tartīb kalimat al-tawḥīd wa-al-īmān wa-irkānihāفائدة في بعض مسائل من ترتيب كلمة التوحيد والايمان واركانهاFāʼidah fī khawwāṣ irṣād al-silāḥ wa-shurb al-kaʼs wa-fī fawāʼid al-ṭarīqah al-Rifāʻīyah.فائدة في خواص ارصاد السلاح وشرب الكأس وفي فوائد الطريقة الرفاعيةFāʼidat raṣd al-ibrahفائدة رصد الابرةAḥādīth wa-nuṣūṣ fiqhīyahاحاديث ونصوص فقهيةMajmūʻat shiʻrمجموعة شعر

Scribe(s):

18 Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Zand al-Shāfiʻī al-Qādirī, fl. 1848, scribe. 18 محمد بن احمد الزند الشافعي القادري, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 171

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Posted by evyn on August 19, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Turkish MSS, Yahuda Collection

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