Isl. Ms. 1007


al-Futūḥāt al-Aḥmadīyah bi-al-minaḥ al-Muḥammadīyah,[1266, i.e. 1850].الفتوحات الاحمدية بالمنح المحمدية,[1266ه، 1850م].


Jamal, Sulaymān ibn ʻUmar,d. 1789 or 90.جمل، سليمان بن عمر.

Place/Date of Production:



153 leaves :paper ;236 x 170 (170 x 93) mm. bound to 245 x 180 mm.


Careful copy of the commentary by al-Shaykh Sulaymān ibn ʻUmar al-Jamal (d.1790) 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 العلامة الشيخ الجمل على الهمزيةḤāshiyat al-ʻallāmah al-shaykh al-Jamal ʻalá al-Hamzīyahحاشية الجمل على الهمزية


Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Poetry.
Būṣīrī, Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Saʻīd,--1213?-1296?--Hamzīyah fī madḥ Khayr al-Barīyah.




Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter on p.3.


"الحمد لله الذي فضل سيدنا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم على سائر الانبياء والمرسلين واختصه بشمائل ومعجزات ... اما بعد فمما يتعين على مكلف ان يعتقد ان كمالات نبينا صلى الله عليه وسلم لا تحصى واحواله وصفاته وشمائله لا تستقصى ... ومن ابلغ ما مدح به صلى الله عليه وسلم من النظم الرائق البديع ... ما صاغه صوغ التبر احمر ... الشيخ شرف الدين ابو عبد الله محمد بن سعيد البوصيري من قصيدته الهمزية ... وقد شرحت شروحا كثيرة ... وسميتها الفتوحات الاحمدية بالمنح المحمدية ..."


"جعلنا الله ممن حقق له حقائق قربه وامداده واسعافه وامنا من كل فتنة ومحنة انه الجواد الكريم"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "تمت هذه الحاشية الشريفة بحمد الله وعونه ومنته وكان الفراغ من نسخها يوم الثلاث المبارك سبعة ايام خلت من شهر رمضان المبارك الذي هو من سنة ١٢٦٦ ستة وستين ومائتين بعد الالف من هجرة من خلقه الله على اكمل وصف على يد كاتبه الفقير الى الله تعالى عبد الحمن بن ابراهيم عبد الله الشيبيني غفر الله له ولوالديه ولمن نظر فيه ودعا له بالمغفرة امين تم"


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Physical Details:

i, 15 V(150), I+1 (153), i ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


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


Naskh ; clear, somewhat stiff, angular Egyptian hand in a medium to bold line ; mainly serifless with marked tilt to the left, flattened descenders, pointing in distinct dots, alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ.


Keywords and headings rubricated.


European laid paper with 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26-27 mm. apart (horizontal), three crescents / tre lune watermark (with faces / human profile, roughly 85 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see pp.4, 14, 210, etc.), and countermark "L A N [?]" (see pp.16, 26, 52, 218, 286, 292, etc.), quite sturdy, cream in color, lightly burnished ; minor ink burn in some gatherings, minor staining, roughly trimmed.


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 الجمل على الهمزية" ; sewn in white thread over three recessed cords ; stuck-on endbands ; overall in good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 156


As appears in colophon on p.303, copied by ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Ibrāhīm ʻAbd Allāh al-Shaybīnī with transcription completed 7 Ramaḍān 1266 [ca. 17 July 1850].

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. 9022" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Ibrāhīm ʻAbd Allāh al-Shaybīnī, fl. 1850, scribe. 05 عبد الرحمن بن ابراهيم عبد الله الشيبيني، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 264–5 ; S I 467–72

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

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