Isl. Ms. 254


[Risālah fī al-tasmiyah wa-al-taḥmīd wa-al-taṣliyah ... etc.,1174, i.e. 1760 or 61 and 1182, i.e. 1768 or 9].[رسالة في التسمية والتحميد والتصلية ... الخ,1174ه، 1760 أو 1761م و 1182ه، 1768 أو 1769م].

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40 leaves :paper ;238 x 147 mm.


Fine copy of three brief treatises, first a treatise on the tasmiyah, taḥmīd and taṣliyah, followed by a treatise on the basmalah by Darendevi [Darendeli] Hamza Efendi (d. 1753), followed by a treatise on rhetoric by Abū al-Nāfiʻ Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq al-Qāzābādī (d.1749).

Other Title(s):

Risālah fī al-tasmiyah wa-al-taḥmīd wa-al-taṣliyah.رسالة في التسمية والتحميد والتصلية.Risale-yi Darendeviرسالۀ دارندوى


Arabic language--Rhetoric--Early works to 1800.
Basmalah--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


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1. p.4-p.41 : [Risālah fī al-tasmiyah wa-al-taḥmīd wa-al-taṣliyah].
2. p.42-p.43 : [blank].
3. p.44-p.53 : [Risālat Dārandawī fī al-basmalah] / Dârendevi Hamza Efendi [?].
4. p.54-p.82 : Risālat al-istiʻārah / Abū al-Nāfiʻ Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Qāzābādī.

Physical Details:

i, 4 V(40), i ; exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).


Written mainly in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; fine Ottoman hand ; partially though inconsistently seriffed and quite rounded with slight effect of tilt to the left, adheres to baseline, point of final nūn often assimilated with bowl, pointing (for two and three dots) mainly in strokes or conjoined dots.


Keywords, section headings, abbreviation symbols (mainly two-teeth stroke), etc. rubricated ; overlining in red ; textual dividers in the form of red discs ; written area surrounded by frame consisting of heavy gold band flanked by black fillets.


European laid paper with 13 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 20 mm. apart horizontal, and watermark of "B | GM" under crest or crown (see p.10, 16, etc.) ; quite well-burnished to glossy, cream in color, sturdy though fairly thin and transluscent.


Pasteboards covered in red leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in yellow-tinted laid paper and hinges in a paper printed with floral designs in red on white ; upper and lower covers bear blind-stamped (over black leather recessed onlays), gold-painted mandorla (filled with symmetrical vegetal composition, only slightly reminiscent of Déroche OAi2 3) and pendants along with tooled and gold-painted border ; sewn in pink thread, two stations ; endbands mostly gone, traces of primaries and core only ; overall in fair condition with minor staining, abrasion, lifting of leather at fore edge flap, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"339 T. D. M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on verso of front flyleaf ; "28" inscribed in pencil on ’title page’ (p.3).


As appears on p.53, transcription of Risālat Dārandawī completed in 1174 [1760 or 61]. As appears on p.82, transcription of Risālat al-istiʻārah completed in 1182 [1768 or 9]. Opening work likely copied around the same time by the same copyist.

Ownership and History:

Ownership statement accompanied by oval seal impression on recto of front flyleaf (p.1) ; inscriptions in pencil on verso of front flyleaf (p.2) "339 T. D. M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" and 'title page' (p.3) "28" ; marginal glosses (mainly منهيات).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Darendevi Hamza Efendi,--d. 1753.--Risālat Dārandawī fī al-basmalah.
05--دارندوى حمزه افندى.--رسالة دارندوي في البسملة.
07--Qāzābādī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad.--Risālat al-istiʻārah.
07--قازابادي، احمد بن محمد.--رسالة الاستعارة.
Risālah fī al-tasmiyah wa-al-taḥmīd wa-al-taṣliyah.رسالة في التسمية والتحميد والتصلية.Risale-yi Darendeviرسالۀ دارندوى


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Former Owner(s):

Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner.

Related Works:

Risālat Dārandawī fī al-basmalah.رسالة دارندوي في البسملة.Risālat al-istiʻārah.رسالة الاستعارة.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

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

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