Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 524

Title:

al-Nūrānīyah ʻalá al-ṣalawāt ʻalá Khayr al-barīyah,[early to mid 18th century?].النورانية على الصلوات على خير البرية،[اوائل الى اواسط القرن 18م؟].

Author:

Rīḥāwī, Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān al-Ḥalabī,d. 1745.ريحاوي, محمد بن سليمان الحلبي.

Place/Date of Production:

[1723-1750?].

Size:

32 leaves :paper ;214 x 150 (145 x 95) mm.

Summary:

Possible autograph copy of a commentary by Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān al-Ḥalabī al-Rīḥāwī [al-Rayḥāwī] on a prayer for the Prophet (begins "اللهم أفض صلة صلواتك على أول التعينات المفاضة من العماء الرباني ...") attributed to Muḥyī al-Dīn Ibn ʻArabī (d.1240). According to the contents listing on the 'title page' (p.5), once included in a codex that contained two other works.

Other Title(s):

Title from 'title page' (p.5):نورانية :شرح الصلوات على خير البريةنورانية

Subject(s):

Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Prophet,--Early works to 1800.
Ibn al-ʻArabī,--1165-1240.--Ṣalawāt ʻalá Khayr al-barīyah.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter (pp.9-10).

Incipit:

"حمدا لمن وفقنا بتوفيق عنايته الى الايمان وهدانا بهدايته الى الايقان والاذعان ... وبعد فيقول اسير ذنبه ... محمد بن سليمان الحلبي الريحاوي ... ان مما يقين [؟] على كل مكلف ان يعتقد ان كمالات نبينا صلى الله عليه وسلم لا تحصى ... ثم لما رمتني الديار الحلبية الى القاهرة المصرية ثم الى الديار الرومية الى مدينة قسطنطنية المحروسة المحمية سنة الف واربعين ومائة رأيت بعض ذوي الطاعات يتداولون تأليف الصلوات على سيد السادات ... المنسوب الى قطب الاقطاب ... سيدي محيي الدين محمد بن علي العربي ... وكنت اخذته من جماعة من العلماء الاعلام منهم الاستاذ الشيخ محمد المنفلوطي المالكي ثم عن علامة زمانه وفريد اوانه الشيخ محمد الدمياطي الشهير بابن الميت فاجازني به وبجميع مؤلفات الشيخ بسندها الى الشيخ قدس سره ثم عمن لم يسمح الزمان بمثله ... المرحوم سيدي محمد المغربي الملقب بالصغير ... ثم عن العلامة الشيخ احمد المغربي المالكي وقرأته عليه بعد ان قرأ علي بعضا من فقه الحنفية فاجزته واجازني بذلك وغيره وقد سألني الان بعض الاخوان ان اشرح الصلوات المذكورة بكلمات تحل الالفاظ ... ثم حين وفقت لاتمامها وبدت شمس ختامها ... هدئت لتسميتها بالنورانية على الصلوات على خير البرية ..."

Explicit:

"وكان يقول من قالها في مرضه ثم مات لم تطعمه النار انتهى والى الله المرجع والمنتهى وهذا اخر ما خطه القلم على طبق ما جري به القلم ... مع قصوري في هذه المادة وعجزي عن سلوك هذه الجادة ... والحمد لله وحده والصلاة والسلام على اشرف الانام ... ما ان اوان وترادف الملوان"

Colophon:

"Authorial" and "Scribal" [?], reads "وكان تأليفها في ثمانية ايام وطويت عنها خيام الختام في خامس خامس عاشر العشر الرابع من الثاني عشر والحمد لله والله اكبر"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

3 V(30), I (32) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).

Layout:

Written mainly in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; clear Syrian / Turkish hand ; partially (though irregularly) seriffed with right-sloping head-serifs on occasional free-standing alif, lām, etc., curvilinear descenders, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, freely ligatured, and kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred ; partially vocalized.

Decoration:

Keywords and text being commented upon rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of hāʼ or disc in red ; some overlining in red ; diagrams in margins (p.19, 23, etc.).

Support:

European laid paper with 6-7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 27 mm. apart (horizontal), crown-star-crescent watermark (90 mm. tall, parallel to chains, see p.52, 57, etc.), three crescents watermark (100 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see p.66, 67, etc.) and "V d" under trefoil countermark (see p.55) ; cloudy formation, sturdy and thick, cream in color, well-burnished to glossy.

Binding:

Heavy wove paper cover in pale mint green (single sheet, limp binding without boards) ; sewing in yellow thread, two stations, now damaged with most threads broken or lost ; cover ill-fitting and in poor condition with significant staining, abrasion, tears, 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 lower cover, "IL 401" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

At close on p.67, the author has indicated that the composition was completed in eight days with the date of completion expressed in fractions, the fifth of the fifth of the tenth of the fourth tenth of the twelfth ("خامس خامس عاشر العشر الرابع من الثاني عشر") which may be interpreted as Jumādá I 1135 [February-March 1723] but seems inconsistent with the information in the opening matter where the author indicates he travelled to Istanbul in 1140 [1727 or 8]. This copy possibly fairly contemporary or mid-18th century.

Ownership and History:

Occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 571-82 ; S I 791-802 ; II 253 no. 3Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,vi 595 ; vi 604

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

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