Isl. Ms. 1001


Hādhihi Ḥāshiyat al-Burdah,[1276, i.e. 1860].هذه حاشية البردة,[1276ه، 1860م].


Bājūrī, Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad,1783 or 4-1860.باجوري، ابراهيم بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[Kafr Takhārīm,1860].


84 leaves :paper ;207 x 142 (155 x 93) mm. bound to 215 x 150 mm.


Careful copy of the commentary by al-Shaykh Ibrāhīm al-Bājūrī (d.1860) on al-Būṣīrī’s celebrated poem in praise of the Prophet, al-Kawākib al-durrīyah fī madḥ khayr al-barīyah more commonly known as al-Burdah.

Other Title(s):

Ḥāshiyat al-Burdahحاشية البردةحاشية البردة


Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Poetry.
Būṣīrī, Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Saʻīd,--1213?-1296?--Burdah.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).


"حمدا لمن شرح بمدح نبيه قلوب اوليائه ووشحهم ببردة محاسنه وطيب سنائة ... اما بعد فيقول راجي عفو ربه الكريم عبده الباجوري ابراهيم اعلم ان مدحه صلى الله عليه وسلم لم يتعاطه فحول الشعراء المتقدمين لان كمالاته صلى الله عليه وسلم لا تحصى ..."


"بجاه من بيته في طيبة حرم واسمه قسم من اعظم القسم وهذه بردة المختار قد ختمت والحمد لله في بدء وفي ختم ابياتها قد اتت ستين مع مائة فرج بها كربنا يا واسع الكرم فرج الله الكرب عنا وعن سائر المسلمين بجاه سيد المرسلين ... والحمد لله رب العالمين"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "قد تمت ونجزت هذه الحاشية المباركة لشيخنا الشيخ ابراهيم الباجوري امدنا الله تعالى بمدده ونفعنا بعلومه وحشرنا في زمرته على يد كاتبها الفقير الى رحمة ربه المعيد المبدي السيد محمد بن المرحوم الحاج عمر الافندي القاطن يومئذ بقصبة كفرخاريم الرفاعي نسبا والشافعي مذهبا غفر الله له ولوالديه ولمشايخه ولاسلافه جري وحرر في سبعة عشر يوم خلت من جمادى الثاني سنه ١٢٧٦ من هجرته صلى الله عليه وسلم م"


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Physical Details:

i, 8 V(80), II (84), i ; quinions with closing binion ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (mistakenly repeats p.124 and p.138).


Written mainly in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; compact, somewhat angular Syrian hand in a medium line ; partially though irregularly seriffed (mainly serifless) with effect of tilt to the left, slight effect of words descending to baseline, free assimilation of letters and dots, pointing mainly in conjoined dots, alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ.


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European laid paper of two types ; opening type (through p.40) with 8-9 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25-28 mm. apart (horizontal), three crescents / tre lune watermark (65 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see pp.6, 10, 12, etc.) and countermark with letters R C F visible (see pp.4, 8, 12, 20, 22, 34, etc.), sturdy, cream to buff in color, lightly burnished ; from p.41 to close, a type with 9-10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 27 mm. apart (horizontal), three crescents / tre lune watermark (75 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see pp.46, 50, 56, etc.) and countermark "Fi PALAZZUOLI" (see pp.46, 52, 54, 58, 60, 90, 166, etc. and compare Vollers O883, Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig), sturdy, cream to buff in color, lightly burnished.


Boards covered in black textured cloth with black leather over spine (quarter binding) ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in pink and green ; spine gold-stamped with title and decorative accents over raised bands "حاشية البردة" ; now sewn in white thread, five stations ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion and pest damage.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 150


As appears in colophon on p.164, copied by al-Sayyid Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥājj ʻUmar al-Afandī al-Rifāʻī al-Shāfiʻī apparently in Kafr Takhārīm where he was then residing with transcription completed 17 Jumādá II 1276 [ca. 11 January 1860]. As appears in preceding authorial colophon (also on p.164), composition completed in Shawwāl 1229 [September-October 1814].

Ownership and History:

On upper pastedown label with ex libris of James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974), stamped with inventory number, "Ex Libris | J. Heyworth-Dunne | D. Lit. (London) | No. 8517" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; occasional glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar al-Rifāʻī, fl. 1860, scribe. 05 محمد بن عمر الرفاعي، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Heyworth-Dunne, J. (James), former owner.

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 487 ; S II 741Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 264

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Posted by evyn on October 6, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Heyworth-Dunne Collection

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