Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 252

Title:

[Majmūʻat rasāʼil,1083, i.e. 1672 or 1673 and 1098, i.e. 1687].[مجموعة رسائل,1083ه، 1672 أو 1673م و 1098ه، 1687م].

Place/Date of Production:

[Ṭihrān, etc.,1672-1687]

Size:

257 leaves :paper ;185 x 125 (132-140 x 70-80) mm.

Summary:

Fine composite collection of several works of Ṣūfism, ḥadīth, tafsīr, and philosophy, including works by Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī (d.1274), Badr al-Dīn al-Shāshī [?], Kamāl al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī (d. 1330?), etc. Contents listing at opening on 'title page' (p.1).

Other Title(s):

Sharḥ arbaʻīn ḥadīthan.شرح اربعين حديثاشرح چهل حديثاعجاز البيان في تفسير ام القرآنMultaqayāt min kalām Aflāṭūnملتقيات من كلام افلاطون

Subject(s):

Sufism--Early works to 1800.
God (Islam)--Early works to 1800.
Hadith--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.
Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Philosophy, Ancient--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Koran.--Sūrat al-Fātiḥah--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. composite codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

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Contents:

1. p.3-p.28 : [al-Nuṣūṣ] / Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī.
2. p.28-p.54 : Wāridāt Shaykh Badr al-Dīn al-Shāshī / Badr al-Dīn al-Shāshī [?].
3. p.54-p.65 : [Sharḥ Arbaʻīn ḥadīthan].
4. p.66-p.69 : Faṣl fī bayān miqdār al-sanah wa-taʻyīn al-ayyām al-ālihīyah allatī minhā yawm al-qiyāmah / Kamāl al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Razzāq.
5. p.70-p.281 : [Tafsīr al-Fātiḥah, or Iʻjāz al-bayān fī tafsīr umm al-Qurʼān] / Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī.
6. p.282 : [assorted excerpts].
7. p.283-p.515 : [collection of brief treatises on philosphical topics (see listing on p.283) opening with al-Multaqayāt min kalām Aflāṭūn].
8. p.516 : [discussion in Persian of philosophical topics addressed in the preceding pages].

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, IV (8), III (14), 2 IV(30), III (36), 27 IV(252), II+1 (257), ii ; mainly quaternions with occasional ternions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).

Layout:

Written mainly in 16, 21, 22, and 18 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh and naskh nastaʻlīq ; two clear Persianate hands ; opening through p.281 in a fine naskh-nastaʻlīq, serifless, with tilt to the right, effect of words descending to baseline and superscripting of letters and words ; latter collection of philosophical treatises (from p.283 on) in an elegant naskh, partially seriffed with right-sloping head-serif, with mainly open counters, curvilinear descenders, adhering closely to baseline, and pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots.

Decoration:

Section headings rubricated ; overlining in red ; lacunae in text of final work where rubrics left unfilled.

Support:

non-European (Persian) laid paper of perhaps two types ; opening type with 8 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and rare chain lines visible, dark cream in color, thin and transluscent though sturdy, well-burnished ; final type (from p.283) with 7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) , quite thin, crisp and transluscent ; staining and tidelines.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in black leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in bright pink surface-dyed wove paper ; upper and lower covers carry octagonal central ornament and square cornerpieces built up of blind tooled rosettes as well as blind-tooled border in series of striated s-shaped stamps ; sewn in magenta thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in yellow and red, good condition ; overall in fair condition with significant abrasion, moisture damage, lifting and losses of leather, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"٤٢٢" on paper spine label ; "254 T. D. M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on verso of front flyleaf (p.2) ; "216" inscribed in pencil on opening 'title page' (p.3).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.281, opening works copied in the town (qaṣabah) of Ṭihrān by ʻAlī Riz̤ā ibn Ḥasan al-ʻAqlānī [?] al-Tankānī [?] with transcription completed in 1083 [1672 or 3]. As appears in colophon on p.334, al-Multaqayāt min kalām Aflaṭūn copied by Ibn Mīr Muḥammad Salīm al-Rāzī Sayyid Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī with transcription completed 1098 [1686 or 7]. As appears in colophon on p.515, final work also copied by Ibn Mīr Muḥammad Salīm al-Rāzī Sayyid Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī with transcription completed in Shaʻbān 1098 [June-July 1687].

Ownership and History:

Inscriptions in pencil on verso of front flyleaf (p.2) "254 T. D. M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" and opening 'title page' (p.3) "216 " ; several possible former shelfmarks, inventory marks or prices on upper board lining and opening 'title page' (p.3) ; rectangular (or square) seal impression on opening 'title page' (p.3), now effaced ; ownership statement on opening 'title page' (p.3) and on p.69 in name of Muḥammad Makkī ibn Muḥammad ibn Shams al-Dīn ibn al-Ḥasan ibn Zayn al-Dīn from the progeny of Abī ʻAbd Allāh al-Shahīd Muḥammad ibn Makkī ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Ḥāmid ibn Ṭayy al-Muṭallibī al-Ḥārithī al-Hamadānī al-Khazrajī al-ʻĀmilī ; kabīkaj invocation on opening 'title page' (p.3) "يا كبيكج" ; ownership statement on latter 'title page' (p.283) of final work, almost entirely effaced ; oval seal impression on p.285 ; glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

02--Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī, Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq,--d. 1273 or 4.--Nuṣūṣ.
02--صدر الدين القونوي، محمد بن اسحاق.--نصوص.
03--Badr al-Dīn al-Shāshī al-Shirwānī,--fl. 14th cent.?--Wāridāt Shaykh Badr al-Dīn al-Shāshī.
03--بدر الدين الشاشي الشرواني.--واردات شيخ بدر الدين الشاشي.
05--ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī,--d. 1330?--Faṣl fī bayān miqdār al-sanah wa-taʻyīn al-ayyām al-ālihīyah allatī minhā yawm al-qiyāmah.
05--عبد الرزاق القاشاني.--فصل في بيان مقدار السنة وتعيين الايام الآلهية التي منها يوم القيامة.
06--Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī, Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq,--d. 1273 or 4.--Tafsīr al-Fātiḥah.
06--صدر الدين القونوي، محمد بن اسحاق.--تفسير الفاتحة.
07--Plato.--Critias.
07--افلاطون.
Sharḥ arbaʻīn ḥadīthan.شرح اربعين حديثاشرح چهل حديثاعجاز البيان في تفسير ام القرآنMultaqayāt min kalām Aflāṭūnملتقيات من كلام افلاطون

Scribe(s):

09 ʻAlī Riz̤ā ibn Ḥasan al-ʻAqlānī al-Tankānī, fl. 1672 or 3, scribe. 11 Ibn Mīr Muḥammad Salīm al-Rāzī Sayyid Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī, fl. 1687, scribe. 09 عليرضا بن حسن العقلاني التنكاني، ناسخ. 11 ابن مير محمد سليم الرازي سيد محمد الحسيني، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

12 Muḥammad Makkī ibn Muḥammad ibn Shams al-Dīn ibn al-Ḥasan ibn Zayn al-Dīn, former owner. Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner. 12 محمد مكي بن محمد شمس الدين بن الحسن بن زين الدين، مالك سابق.

Related Works:

Critias.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 449

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Posted by evyn on October 6, 2010
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued

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