Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 1004

Title:

Hādhihi Hawāshin tafūqu nafāʼis al-durar ʻalá Sharḥ al-Hamzīyah,[late 18th century?].هذه حواش تفوق نفائس الدرر على شرح الهمزية,[اواخر القرن 18م؟].

Author:

Ḥifnī, Muḥammad ibn Sālim,1689 or 90-1767 or 8.حفني، محمد بن سالم.

Place/Date of Production:

[1757-1799].

Size:

124 leaves :paper ;221 x 158 (170 x 113) mm. bound to 230 x 167 mm.

Summary:

Fine though partly acephalous copy of the gloss by Muḥammad al-Ḥifnāwī (al-Ḥifnī, d.1767 or 8) on the commentary by Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Ḥajar al-Haytamī (d.1567) on al-Būṣīrī's (d.1296?) poem in praise of the Prophet entitled al-Qaṣīdah al-hamzīyah fī madḥ al-nabawīyah.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):حاشية شيخ الاسلام ملك العلماء الاعلام العارف بالله تعالى سيدي محمد الحفني على شرح الامام شهاب الدين احمد ابن حجر على متن الهمزيةحاشية الحفني

Subject(s):

Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Poetry.
Ibn Ḥajar al-Haythamī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad,--ca. 1503-ca. 1566.--Sharḥ ʻalá matn al-Hamzīyah.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter on p.2.

Incipit:

"قال قرة عيون اعيان العارفين وغرة جباه وجوه وجوه [كذا] العارفين ملاذ من الى جنابه التجا ومعاذ كل ملهوف منقطع الرجاء ... سيدي محمد الحفناوي متع الله بوجوده الوجود ... بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم حمدا لمن جعل احبابه ادلاء على سبيل الهداية وامدهم بلوامع الانوار وسواطع الاسرار ... وبعد فيقول فقير المغني عبد مولاه محمد الحفني هذه حواش تفوق نفائس الدرر على شرح الهمزية للعلامة الشهاب ابن حجر ..."

Explicit:

"انقطاع كما سبق له قريبا وهذا آخر ما من به الملك الوهاب واليه سبحانه وتعالى المرجع والمآب نسأله من فضله يجعلها هداية نافعة لكل قلب منيب كاشفة ظلمات الاوهام عن كل صب مصيب والحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على خاتم المرسلين ... وعلى اله واصحابه وازواجه واحبابه"

Colophon:

"Authorial," reads "وكان الفراغ من تعليقها يوم الاربعاء غرة شهر شعبان سنة سبعين ومائة والف من هجرة اشرف المرسلين عليه افضل الصلاة والسلام واسأل الله من فضله حسن الختام ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم تم"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 6 (6), V-1 (15), V (25), V-1 (34), 3 V(64), V-1 (73), 4 V(113), VI-1 (124), i ; almost exclusively quinions (with many anomalous) with final senion ; missing most of first and second gatherings though two replacement leaves for opening matter have been supplied (see pp.1-4), followed by a misplaced leaf from the final gathering (carrying pp.5-6, p.6 should follow p.246 and p.247 should follow p.5) and the opening three leaves of the second gathering (pp.7-12) bound in backwards and in reverse order ; quire numbering in the form of Hindu-Arabic numerals under letter kāf in upper outer corner of recto of opening leaf of each quire ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

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

Script:

Naskh ; careful, clear Egyptian hand in a medium line ; partially seriffed with long serif on occasional alif, slight effect of tilt to the right, curvilinear descenders, pointing mainly in strokes or conjoined dots, alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ ; two replacement leaves at opening (pp.1-4) in a different hand (with final yāʼ usually unpointed).

Decoration:

Keywords rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of inverted commas and stylized florets (or v-signs, resembling fleurs de lis or crosses at times) in red.

Support:

European laid paper with 6 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26-27 mm. apart (horizontal), and three crescents / tre lune watermark with P (roughly 105 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see pp.16, 22, 24, 40, 42, etc. and compare no.769 / dated 1771 in Velkov and Andreev, Filigranes dans les documents ottomans. I Trois croissants), quite sturdy, cream to buff in color, well-burnished to glossy.

Binding:

Boards covered in dark blue textured cloth with dark blue 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 الحفني" ; sewn in white thread over three recessed cords ; overall in good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 153

Origin:

As appears in authorial colophon on p.248, composition completed 1 Shaʻbān 1170 [ca. 21 April 1757] (compare close of al-Maktabah al-Bārūnīyah no. 50.220). Date of copying is not specified, though paper, hand, etc. suggest ca. 1771, not long after composition.

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. 9021" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; occasional corrections (with signes de renvoi) and collation marks ("بلغ مقابلة" and "مقابلة").

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Būṣīrī, Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Saʻīd,--1213?-1296?--Hamzīyah fī madḥ Khayr al-Barīyah.
05--بوصيري، شرف الدين محمد بن سعيد.--همزية في مدح خير البرية.

Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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

Related Works:

Hamzīyah fī madḥ Khayr al-Barīyah.همزية في مدح خير البرية.

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 388 ; S II 527Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 264–5 ; S I 467–72Fihris makhṭūṭāt al-Maktabah al-Bārūnīyah bi-Jarbah, ed. Saʻīd ibn Yūsuf al-Bārūnī (Tūnis: al-Jumhūrīyah al-Tūnisīyah Wizārat al-Thaqāfah Dār al-Kutub al-Waṭanīyah, 1998),no. 50.220, p.33Velkov, Asparoukh and Stephane Andreev. Filigranes dans les documents ottomans. I Trois croissants [= Водни знаци в Османотурските документи. I Три луни]. Sofia: Bibliotheque Nationale "Cyrille et Methode" Comission Archeographique Bulgare Section Orientale, 1983.

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

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