Isl. Ms. 500


Ṭahārat al-qulūb wa-al-khuḍūʻ li-ʻallām al-ghuyūb,[1096, i.e. 1684].طهارة القلوب والخضوع لعلام الغيوب,[1096ه, 1684م].


Dīrīnī, ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz,1215-ca. 1295.ديريني، عبد العزيز.

Place/Date of Production:



181 leaves :paper ;205 x 150 (150-160 x 110-115) mm.


Careful copy of the Ṣūfī work by followed by ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ibn Aḥmad ibn Saʻīd al-Dīrīnī (d.1295), followed by an excerpt from his al-Miṣbāḥ al-munīr fī ʻilm al-tafsīr supplying commentary on the Fātiḥah.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (head):كتاب طهارة القلوبTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.7):Kitāb Ṭahārat al-qulūb wa-al-khushūʻ li-ʻallām al-ghuyūbكتاب طهارة القلوب والخشوع لعلام الغيوب


Sufism--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Koran.--Sūrat al-Fātiḥah--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.




Ms. codex.
Title from oppening matter (p.12) and colophon (p.363).


"الحمد لله الذي تفرد قبل وجود اللغات بالاسماء الحسنى وتوحد في محامد الصفات بالمجد الاسنى الذي وله اليه القاصدون رغبة وطلبا ... وبعد فهذا كتاب فيه فصول يتذكر بها من اصغى اليها بسمع قابل وينتفع بها من كان قلبه روضة فضبها [؟] الظل والوابل ... وسميته كتاب طهارة القلوب والخضوع لعلام الغيوب وانما سميته بهذا الاسم لأني لما اكملته رأيته في المنام وهذا الاسم مكتوب عليه فسميته بذلك ..."


"فاسقنا الغيث يا ارحم الراحمين قال فارخت السماء بمطر عظيم حتى تساوت الحفر والاكام وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم والحمد لله وحده وصلى الله على من لا نبيه بعده "


[Ṭahārat al-qulūb] "وهذا انتهى الينا من طهارة القلوب والخضوع لعلام الغيوب رحم الله قارئه وكاتبه وسامعه وغفر الله لمن دعا لكاتبه بالمغفرة ... تم م م م م م" ; [Tafsīr al-Fātiḥah] "وكان الفراغ من النسخة المباركة نهار الجمعة ثامن محرم الحرام سنة ستة وتسعين والف م م م"


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1. p.5-p.7 : [table of contents].
2. p.8-p.363 : Ṭahārat al-qulūb wa-al-khuḍūʻ li-ʻallām al-ghuyūb / ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ibn Aḥmad ibn Saʻīd al-Dīrīnī.
3. p.364-p.365 : Min kalāmih raḍiya Allāh ʻanhu fī Tafsīr al-Fātiḥah / ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ibn Aḥmad ibn Saʻīd al-Dīrīnī.
4. p.366 : [blank].

Physical Details:

V+1 (11), 17 V(181) ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in brown ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).


Written in 20-22 lines per page.


Naskh ; angular, compact Egyptian or Syrian [?] hand in a bold line ; serifless with pointing in distinct dots, bowl of final nūn usually closed to form a complete circle surrouning the dot, descenders rather rectilinear (some sweeping), elongated in the horizontal, kāf mabsūṭah preferred.


Section headings and keywords mainly rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red hāʼ.


European laid paper with 6-7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25-28 mm. apart (horizontal), three crescents watermark (90 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see p.48, etc.) and crown-star-crescent watermark (see p.76, 77, etc.) ; lightly burnished, sturdy and fairly thick though crisp ; staining and cockling.


Pasteboards now covered in several layers of paper including untinted laid paper (manuscript waste) and purple wove paper with dark brown leather over spine and at fore edge of lower cover (likely part of a repair to the flap, now lost) ; Type II binding (with flap, though now lost) ; board linings in layers of untinted laid paper ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; worked endbands in yelllow and red, only traces remain ; overall in quite poor condition with loss of flap, significant abrasion, lifting and losses of paper and leather, delamination of boards, moisture damage, shrinkage in lower cover, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (pp.1-2) -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas (pp.3-4).

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 244" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon for Tafsīr al-Fātiḥah on p.365, transcription completed 8 Muḥarram 1096 [December 1684]. Neither colophon names the copyist.

Ownership and History:

On recto of opening leaf carrying table of contents (p.5) an ownership (purchase) statement dated 1316 [1898 or 9] in name of Ḥasan ibn [?] Muḥammad al-Rizq ... [?] accompanied by circular seal impression statement reads "ملكه بالشراء الشرعي الفقير اليه تعالى حسن ابن [؟] محمد الرزق ... سنة ١۳۱٦" and seal impression (dated 1314 [1896-7]) reads "حسن الرزق ١٣١٤" ; occasional marginal corrections, glosses, and notabilia (side-heads) ; collation marks (appear regularly on the verso of the final leaf of each quire).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Dīrīnī, ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz,--1215-ca. 1295.--Miṣbāḥ al-munīr fī ʻilm al-tafsīr.--Selections.
05--ديريني، عبد العزيز.--مصباح المنير في علم التفسير.--مختارات.


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Former Owner(s):

06 Ḥasan al-Rizq, fl. 1896, former owner. 06 حسن الرزق، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GALI 451-2Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iv 172, no. 8005Brit. Mus. Suppl.235

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