Isl. Ms. 1016


[Sharḥ ʻAwāmil Mullā Muḥsin Qazwīnī,late 19th century?].[شرح عوامل ملا محسن قزويني,اواخر القرن 19م؟].


Gīlānī, Naẓar ʻAlī ibn Muḥsin.جيلاني، نظر علي بن محسن.

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146 leaves :paper ;215 x 170 (170 x 110) mm. bound to 218 x 173 mm.


Fine copy of the commentary by Naẓar ʻAlī ibn Muḥsin al-Jīlānī (fl. 19th cent.?) upon the grammatical treatise by Muḥsin ibn Muḥammad Ṭāhir al-Qazwīnī al-Naḥwī (fl. 1715), in GAL also attributed to Muḥammad ibn Murtaḍá Mullā Muḥsin Fayḍ-i Kāshānī (Kashānī).

Other Title(s):

شرح العوامل


Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Qazwīnī al-Naḥwī, Muḥsin ibn Muḥammad Ṭāhir,--18th cent.--ʻAwāmil.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"نحمدك يا من يرفع اليه يصعد الكلم والطيب والعمل الصالح يرفعه ... اما بعد يقول العبد الجاني نظر علي ابن محسن الجيلاني ... اني قد كتبت في اوان الصبي شرقا [شرحا ؟] على العوامل المفاضل ... مولانا محسن ... يليق بالصبيان وان كان محتوما على بعض ما استفديتها من كتب الاعلام


"يجب المحسنين وبالاحسان نختتم الكلام في هذا المقام ... هذا اخر ما اوردنا ايراده في الشرح والتوضيح مع الاشارة الى بعض النكاة الخالية عنها كتب النجاة بالرمز ... ان الله لا يضيع عمل عامل فنعم اجر العالمين ولمثل هذا فليتنافس المتنافسون فان لله وان اليه راجعون والحمد لله رب العالمين ..."


"Scribal," reads "كتبه كريم الحسينى از خواندن التماس دعا دارم"


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Physical Details:

i, 18 IV(144), I (146), iii ; almost exclusively quaternions ; catchwords present (though occasionally cut off) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and blank scrap).


Written in 16 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; spacious, elegant Persianate hand ; seriffed with left-sloping head-serifs on most ascenders (even free-standing alif), fairly vertical (without inclination to the left or right), occasional superscripting of letters and words, many sweeping descenders (final nūn, yāʼ, etc.), final yāʼ unpointed, pointing (two and three dots) in strokes or conjoined dots.


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Wove paper, cream in color with occasional octagonal embossed watermark with almond-shaped central cartouche carrying "фабрики | No 5 | Сергьева" (see p.157, 183, 225, 233, 241, 269, 271 and compare no.19 with dates of use 1874, 1876, 1884, 1886 in Виталий Крижановский, Штемпеля на бумаге канцелярии Елисаветградской городской думы (1870–1916 гг.) как исторический источник) and another octagonal embossed watermark with circular cartouched carrying "No 5" (see p.195, 199, 202, 207).


Boards covered in green on cream block-printed paper in a reptile (alligator) design with light-brown to gray cloth over spine and board corners (half binding) ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in untinted paper ; blank paper label on spine ; sewn in blue-green thread, two stations ; overall in fairly good condition with split forming at lower hinge.

Accompanying Materials:

Blank scrap paginated pp.301-302.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 165


As appears in colophon on p.294, copied by Karīm al-Ḥusaynī ( كريم الحسيني ). Date of transcription not specified, though author, paper, etc. would suggest latter 19th century and date in oval seal impression may provide a very rough terminus ante quem of 1893 (or even 1884).

Ownership and History:

Former inventory marks and book price (١٥٠ ريال) on 'title page' (p.3) ; at opening on p.4, oval seal impression in name of one Nūr Allāh (نور الله) dated 1301 [1883 or 4] or 1310 [1892 or 3], inscription reads "عبده نور الله" ; UM library inscription in pencil on p.5 "General Library | 690713-156 | Asadi |8-21-68" ; effaced oval seal impression at close on p.294 ; fairly clean copy with rare marginal note.

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05 Karīm al-Ḥusaynī, fl. 19th cent., scribe. 05 كريم الحسيني, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Sulaiman Purchase Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II 585 ; S II 924Крижанівський, Віталій. Штемпелі на папері канцелярії Єлисаветградської міської думи (1870–1916 рр.) як історичне джерело [= Stamps on paper of Elysavetgrad's city duma and council office used in 1870–1916 as a historical soyrce]. НАУКОВІ ЗАПИСКИ Збірник праць молодих вчених та аспірантів 20 (2010): 172-184.

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Posted by evyn on October 6, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Sulaiman Purchase Collection

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