Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 478

Title:

Hādhā Kitāb Tanbīh al-anām wa-shifāʼ al-asqām fī bayān ‘ulūw maqām nabīyinā Muḥammad ʻalayhi al-salām,[1047, i.e. 1637].هذا كتاب تنبيه الانام وشفاء الاسقام في بيان علو مقام نبينا محمد عليه السلام,[1047ه، 1637م].

Author:

Ibn ʻAẓẓūm, ʻAbd al-Jalīl ibn Muḥammad,d. 1552 or 3.ابن عظوم، عبد الجليل بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1637].

Size:

147 leaves :paper ;235 x 209 (190 x 145) mm.

Summary:

Elegant Maghribī copy of a collection of prayers for the Prophet.

Other Title(s):

Tanbīh al-anām wa-shifāʼ al-asqām fī bayān ‘ulūw maqām nabīyinā Muḥammad ʻalayhi al-salāmتنبيه الانام وشفاء الاسقام في بيان علو مقام نبينا محمد عليه السلامTitle from opening matter (preface) on p.9:تنبه الانام في بيان علو مقام نبينا محمد عليه افضل وازكى السلامTanbīh al-anām fī bayān ‘ulūw maqām nabīyinā Muḥammad ʻalayhi afḍal wa-ʼazká al-salāmTitle from opening matter (preface) on p.9:شفاء الاسقام ومحو الاثام في الصلاة على خير الانامShifāʼ al-asqām wa-maḥw al-āthām fī al-ṣalāh ʻalá khayr al-anām

Subject(s):

Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)17th century.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from headpiece at opening on p.6 and tailpiece at colophon on p.296.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي زين سماء الاذكار بالصلاة على النبي المختار واطلع من سنا انوارها مطالع الشموس والاقمار ... وبعد فانه لما كانت الصلاة على النبي الاكرم والرسول المعظم صلى الله عليه وسلم ... وسميتها تنبيه الانام في بيان علو مقام نبينا محمد عليه افضل وازكى السلام وربما [؟] سميتها ايضا شفاء الاسقام ومحو الاثام في الصلاة على خير الانام ..."

Explicit:

"يا رب العالمين وصل اللهم بجلالك وسلم وبارك على سيدنا ومولانا محمد خاتم النبيين وامام المرسلين وعلى اله الطيبين والحمد لله رب العالمين"

Colophon:

"Scribal," triangular, reads "على يد ... محمد بن علي بن ابي عبد الله الرابطي [؟] التلمساني ... غفر الله له ولوالديه ولمشايخه وازواجه وذرياته ولقرابته ولاخوانه المؤمنين والمؤمنات والمسلمين والمسلمات الاحياء منهم والاموات ... كمل كتاب تنبيه الانام وشفاء الاسقام في بيان علو مقام نبينا محمد عليه السلام والله الموفق وكان الفراغ من هذه الصلوات المباركة يوم السبت عند الضحى في اوائل شهر الله المعظم صفر عام ۱۰۴۷ [؟] عرفنا الله خيره وكفانا شره بجاه محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

11 VI (132), VI+3 (147) ; almost exclusively senions / sexternions ; p.175 left blank and marked (possibly by Yahuda) "بياض بالاصل والتعصيبة في قفاها" ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).

Layout:

Written in 23 lines per page.

Script:

Maghribī script ; an elegant hand with occasional very slight inclination to the left and swooping descenders.

Decoration:

Elegant headpiece at opening on p.6 consisting of rectangular piece carrying title in red and green, bordered in vegetal design of alternating green and red leaves, set off by palmette (ansa) ; section headings and keywords (mainly اللهم and محمد ) rubricated or in orange-red, green or yellow ink, varying by line ; textual dividers in the form of three red dots ; tailpieces at close of the first quarter (p.81), the first half (p.151), the third quarter (p.224) and close on p.296 ; final tailpiece consists of rectangular panel carrying title in black with yellow, red, and green accents, surrounded by a border in yellow with black geometric pattern and palmette cornerpieces and ansa (in green, yellow, red and black).

Support:

European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 36-39 mm. apart (horizontal) and any watermarks not visible ; sturdy and fairly transluscent though thick, well-burnished to glossy with burnisher's marks visible ; staining and tide lines.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in brown leather with and dark red leather over spine and fore edge flap (likely repairs) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in pale pink or beige laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped (with now beige paper onlays) mandorla (filled with symmetrical vegetal composition) with tooled rosette accents (small circular and large eight petaled) and tooled rules ; now sewn in white thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in dark navy blue and yellow, quite good condition ; overall in somewhat fair condition with some abrasion, staining, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 60b" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in colophons on p.295 and p.296, copied by Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī ibn Abī ʻAbd Allāh al-Rābiṭī [?] al-Tilimsānī with transcription completed in the first part of Ṣafar 1047 [?] [June-July 1637].

Ownership and History:

Former readers' statements (indicating number of times completed) on 'title page' (p.5) in name of Muḥammad ... ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻAbd Allāh ibn Aḥmad ( محمد ... بن عبد الرحمن بن عبد الله بن احمد ...) and in name of Muḥammad ibn Ḥāmid ibn Ghānim ibn Yūsuf ... ( محمد بن حامد بن غانم بن يوسف ... ) ; shahādah statement at close in name of Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ḥassānī ( محمد بن محمد الحساني ) dated 1255 [1839 or 40] ; occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

07 Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī ‘Abd Allah al-Rābiṭī al-Tilimsānī, fl. 1637, scribe. 07 محمد بن علي بن ابي عبد الله الرابطي التلمساني, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,ii 426 ; vii 683

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Posted by evyn on September 16, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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