Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 522

Title:

[al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam wa-al-wird al-afkham wa-bi-hāmishih al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn min kalām Sayyid al-mursalīn,early 19th century?].[الحزب الاعظم والورد الافخم وبهامشه الحصن الحصين من كلام سيد المرسلين,اوائل القرن 19م؟].

Author:

Qārī al-Harawī, ʻAlī ibn Sulṭān Muḥammad,d. 1605 or 6.قارى الهروي، علي بن سلطان محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1800-1825?].

Size:

92 leaves :paper ;180 x 125 (87-148 x 46-80) mm.

Summary:

Elegant prayerbook containing al-Qārī al-Harawī's (d.1605) al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam wa-al-wird al-afkham with Ibn al-Jazarī's (d.833/1429) al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn min kalām Sayyid al-mursalīn, a collection of ḥadīth employed in prayer, in the margins. al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn is preceded by an excerpt from the author's abrigdment ʻUddat al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn (pp.2-3) and followed by an additional prayer (pp.183-184).

Other Title(s):

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

Subject(s):

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

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)18th century.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from inscription on interior of upper cover and openings for each work.

Incipit:

[al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam] "الحمد لله الذي دعانا للايمان وهدانا بالقرآن واجاب دعوتنا بالفضل والاحسان ... اما بعد فيقول العبد الداعي الراجي مغفرة ربه الباري علي بن سلطان محمد القاري ستر عيوبهما وغفر ذنوبهما لما رايت بعض السالكين يتعلقون باوراد المشياخ المعتبرين ... فخطر ببالي ان اجمع الدعوات الماثورة في الاحاديث المنشورة ...وهذا الجمع الذي هو معدن الدعاء ... وسميته الحزب الاعظم والورد الافخم لانتسابه واستناده الى الرسول الاكرم ..." ; [excerpt from ʻUddat al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn] "الحمد لله رب العالمين ربنا اتنا من لدنك رحمة انك انت الوهاب قال الشيخ الامام ... شهاب الدين احمد بن علي بن حجر العسقلاني الشافعي المصري قال صاحب الشيخ الامام ... تاج القراء " ; [al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn] "قال الشيخ الامام العالم العلامة ... شمس الدين محمد بن الشيخ شمس الدين محمد بن محمد الجزري فسح الله تعالى في مدته واعاد علينا وعلى المسلمين من بركته اما بعد حمد الله الذي جعل الدعاء لرد القضاء ... فان هذا الحصن الحصين من كلام سيد المرسلين وسلاح المؤمنين من خزانة النبي الامين والهيكل العظيم من قول الرسول الكريم ... واخرجته من الاحاديث الصحيحة ابرزته عدة عن كل شدة ... وقد رمزت للكتب التي خرجت منها هذه الاحاديث بحروف تدل على ذلك ..."

Explicit:

[al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn] "ولا يدفعه سواك اللهم فرج عنا يا كريم يا ارحم الراحمين والحمد لله رب العالمين" ; [al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam] "اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد عبدك ورسولك النبي الامي الذي آمن بك وبكتابك واعطه افضل رحمتك واته الشرف على على [كذا] خلقك يوم القيامة واجزه خير الجزاء والسلام عليه ورحمة الله وبركاته سبحان ربك رب العزة عما يصفون وسلام على المرسلين والحمد لله رب العالمين م م م"

Colophon:

[al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn] "تمت الحصن الحصين بعون الله وتوفيقه عن يد اضعف العباد السيد محمد درويش الامدى الشهير بالحج درويش زاده غفر الله له ولوالديه ولاقربائه ولجميع المؤمنين والمؤمنات الاحياء منهم والاموات" ; [al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam] "قد تم الحزب الاعظم عن يد اضعف العباد السيد محمد درويش الامدى غفر الله له ولوالديه ولاقربائه ولجميع المؤمنين والمؤمنات والمسلمين والمسلمات"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.2-p.184 : al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam wa-al-wird al-afkham / ʻAlī ibn Sulṭān Muḥammad al-Qārī al-Harawī.
2. p.2-p.3 : [excerpt from ʻUddat al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn] / Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Jazarī
3. p.4-p.183 : al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn min kalām sayyid al-mursalīn / Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Jazarī.
4. p.183-p.184 : [prayer].

Physical Details:
Collation:

8 V(80), 2 III(92) ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present for text of main written area ; text of margins lacks proper catchwords but last word of final line on the verso of each leaf is usually repeated at the beginning of the first line on the following recto ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 37 lines per page with central written area carrying 11 lines of al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam and 26 lines of al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn on the diagonal in the margins (13 upper-outer, 13 outer-lower) ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; elegant Ottoman hand ; virtually serifless with very slight effect of tilt to the left, rounded with curvilinear descenders, rightward descenders tapered, fully vocalized.

Decoration:

Illuminated headpieces (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at openings on p.2 for al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam and excerpt from ʻUddat al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn (in margin) as well as at opening on p.4 for text of al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn (in margin) ; all consisting of w-shaped piece [al-Ḥizb al-aʻẓam/al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn] or scalloped semi-circular piece (dome) [excerpt from ʻUddat al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn] filled with simple floral vegetal decoration in gold, orange, pink, and red on fields of light blue, pink, green-blue and orange set in wells of yellow, green-blue, or pink with red or black accents, surmounting gold rectangular pieces carrying the titles in white (now mainly lost), and themselves surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in red and black ; central written area surrounded by gold frame, margins also outlined by gold rules ; use of gold cloud-bands in central written area on incipit and facing page ; textual dividers in the form of gold discs (central written area and margins) ; keywords, section headings, and abbreviation symbols rubricated.

Support:

European laid paper with 13 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 27 mm. apart (vertical), and watermarks including lion passant guardant (see p.156, etc.) and "G A" [or "V G" ?] ; beige or dark cream in color, heavily burnished to glossy, thin and transluscent though quite sturdy ; some moisture damage with loss of text (see p.76, etc.).

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark red-brown to black leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in blue-tinted paper ; doublure hinges in decorative paper (black with vegetal design in orange) ; upper and lower covers carry gold-stamped central mandorla (filled with vegetal decoration) , pendants and cornerpieces with accents in numerous blind-tooled rosettes and gold-tooled guilloché roll border ; sewn in golden yellow thread, four stations ; only traces of primaries remain at head, endbands otherwise gone ; overall in fair to poor condition with abrasion, lifting and losses of gold leaf, leather and board linings, etc. ; repairs to spine and foreedge flap in dark brown leather.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Two inventory cataloguing slips in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas. -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 100" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in colophons on p.183 and p.184, both texts copied by Muḥammad Darwīsh al-Āmidi (Mehmet Derviș el-Amidî), known as al-Ḥājj Darwīshʻzādah (Hacı Dervişzade) though date of transcription is not specified. Paper suggests early 19th century.

Ownership and History:

Fairly clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Ibn al-Jazarī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--1350-1429.--Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn.
04--ابن الجزري، محمد بن محمد.--حصن الحصين.
05--Ibn al-Jazarī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--1350-1429.--ʻUddat al-Ḥiṣn al-ḥaṣīn.--Selections.
05--ابن الجزري، محمد بن محمد.--عدة الحصن الحصين.--مختارات.

Scribe(s):

06 Mehmet Derviş el-Amidî, scribe. 06 محمد درويش الآمدى، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 203 no. 19 ; II 396 no.51

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Posted by evyn on September 29, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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