Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 518

Title:

[al-Muqaddimah al-ṣughrá ... etc.,before 1708].[المقدمة الصغرى ... الخ,قبل 1708م].

Author:

Sanūsī, Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf,ca. 1427-ca. 1490.سنوسي، محمد بن يوسف.

Place/Date of Production:

[1640-1708?].

Size:

116 leaves :paper ;208 x 163 (157 x 99) mm.

Summary:

Fine collection (majmūʻah) of several doctrinal treatises on the essentials of faith by Abū ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Sanūsī (d.1490) along with a brief creed attributed to Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Ibn ʻArrāq [ʻIrāq] al-Kinānī (d.1526). Contents listing on upper board lining (likely in Yahuda's hand) and on opening 'title page' (p.5).

Other Title(s):

مجموعة رسائلFrom inscription on opening 'title page' (p.5):مجموع من الكتبSharḥ al-Muqaddimah al-ṣughráشرح المقدمة الصغرىKitāb Sharḥ al-Sanūsīyah al-ṣughráكتاب شرح السنوسية الصغرىFawāʼidفوائدSharḥ Muqaddimat al-Sanūsī al-musammāh bi-Umm al-barāhīnشرح مقدمة السنوسي المسماة بام البراهينSharḥ Umm al-barāhīnشرح ام البراهينSharḥ al-taṣawwurāt wa-al-taṣdīq fī al-ʻaqāʼidشرح التصورات والتصديق في العقائد

Subject(s):

Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Sanūsī, Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf,--ca. 1427-ca. 1490.--Muqaddimah.
Sanūsī, Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf,--ca. 1427-ca. 1490.--Umm al-barāhīn.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. 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.5 : [opening 'title page' with contents listing, waqf statement, etc.].
2. p.6-p.9: al-Muqaddimah al-ṣughrá / Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Sanūsī.
3. p.10-p.89 : Kitāb Sharḥ al-Sanūsīyah al-ṣughrá / Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Sanūsī.
4. p.90-p.91 : al-Fawāʼid / Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Sanūsī.
5. p.92 [ʻAqīdah ṣaghīrah] / Muḥammad Ibn ʻArrāq [Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Ibn ʻArrāq al-Kinānī].
6. p.93-p.203 : Sharḥ Muqaddimat al-Sanūsī al-musammāh bi-Umm al-barāhīn / Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Sanūsī.
7. p.204 : [blank].
8. p.205-p.235 : Sharḥ al-taṣawwurāt wa-al-taṣdīq fī al-ʻaqāʼid / Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Sanūsī.

Physical Details:
Collation:

4 V(40), II (44), III (50), 5 V(100), 2 IV(116), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; quire numbering in the form of Hindu-Arabic numerals on the opening recto of each quire, begins again with Sharḥ Muqaddimat al-Sanūsī ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).

Layout:

Written in 21 lines per page.

Script:

Naskh ; at least two hands, possibly Egyptian [?] in narrow and bolder lines ; one more angular, cramped and compact ; the other larger and more elegant ; mainly serifless (though occasional serifs irregularly appear) with effect of tilt to the left, elongation of horizontal strokes, curvilinear descenders, open and closed counters, pointing mainly in distinct dots.

Decoration:

Keywords and section headings rubricated in some texts ; overlining in red ; textual dividers in the form of red discs ; hāʼ musalsalah of قوله in quite ornate flourishes in red (see p.15, etc.).

Support:

European laid paper of two main types ; opening type with 6-7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 23-25 mm. apart (horizontal), and three crescents watermark (80 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see p.12, 34, etc.), well-burnished to glossy, thick and sturdy, fairly crisp ; another type with 9-10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), and hand / glove watermark (see p.90, compare nos. 11 and 12 in Velkov, Les Filigranes dans les documents Ottoman), thinner and far less glossy.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in light pink laid paper with spine, fore edge flap, and fore edge of upper board in dark red leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted European laid paper (watermarks visible) ; sewn in white thread, two stations, many threads broken ; worked endbands in yellow and light blue over red leather core, fair condition thought with losses exposing core ; overall in somewhat poor condition with significant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of paper and leather, flap detaching, delamination of boards, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (pp.1-2) -- b. Portion of a page from a printed book (in Turkish, possibly from a book catalogue) (pp.3-4).

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover, "M. 15" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; collation statement on p.203 provides a rough terminus ante quem of 1708 ; paper, etc. suggest mid to late 17th or early 18th century dating.

Ownership and History:

On opening 'title page' (p.5), waqf statement (possibly dated 1200 [1785 or 6] ) accompanied by circular seal impression (possibly dated 1167 [1753 or 4]) in name of al-Ḥājj Muḥammad Saʻīd ( الحاج محمد سعيد ), statement reads "وقد وقفت هذا المجموع وقفا صحيحا مرعيا شرائطه وانا الفقير الحاج محمد سعيد" ; on p.93 and p.205, repeated waqf statements in name of the aforementioned al-Ḥājj Muḥammad Saʻīd ( الحاج محمد سعيد ) each accompanied by his seal ; collation / correction / audition statement at close of Sharḥ Umm al-barāhīn (p.203) dated 27 Rabīʻ II 1120 [July 1708], indicated the text was read in the hearing of al-Mullā Ilyās, statement reads "بلغ هذا الشرح مقابلة وتصحيحا وقرأة على الاستاذ الملا الياس وختمناه عليه يوم الاحد السابع وعشرين من شهر ربيع الثاني سنة ۱۱۲۰" ; glosses and marginal corrections ; collation notes.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

07--Kinānī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻArrāq,--d. 1526.--ʻAqīdah ṣaghīrah.
07--كناني, محمد بن علي بن عراق.--عقيدة صغيرة.
Sharḥ al-Muqaddimah al-ṣughráشرح المقدمة الصغرىKitāb Sharḥ al-Sanūsīyah al-ṣughráكتاب شرح السنوسية الصغرىFawāʼidفوائدSharḥ Muqaddimat al-Sanūsī al-musammāh bi-Umm al-barāhīnشرح مقدمة السنوسي المسماة بام البراهينSharḥ Umm al-barāhīnشرح ام البراهينSharḥ al-taṣawwurāt wa-al-taṣdīq fī al-ʻaqāʼidشرح التصورات والتصديق في العقائد

Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 250 ; S II 352Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 332 ; S II 461Velkov, Asparouh. Les Filigranes dans les documents Ottomans: divers types d’images. Sofia: Éditions "Texte - A. Trayanov", 2005.

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Posted by evyn on September 8, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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