Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 600

Title:

Hādhā Miʻrāj al-Nabī,[1066, i.e. 1656].هذا معراج النبي,[1066ه، 1656م].

Author:

Ghayṭī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad,1504 or 5-1573 or 4.غيطي، محمد بن احمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1656].

Size:

80 leaves :paper ;230 x 158 mm.

Summary:

Well-annotated copy of the account of the miʻrāj, the Prophet's ascension to Heaven, by Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Ghayṭī (d.1573).

Other Title(s):

Miʻrāj al-Nabīمعراج النبيTitle in GAL:Qiṣṣat miʻrāj al-Nabī

Subject(s):

Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Isrāʼ and Mirʻāj--Early works to 1800.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from 'title page' (p.1).

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي رفع قدر نبينا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم في الدنيا والاخرى واسرى به ليلا من المسجد الحرام الى المسجد الاقصى ... وبعد فقد قال الله تعالى في كتابه المبين وهو اصدق القائلين بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم سبحان الذي اسرى بعبده ليلا من المسجد الحرام الى المسجد الاقصى الذي باركنا حوله لنريه من اياتنا انه هو السميع البصير وسنتكلم ان شاء الله تعالى على بعض فوائد هذه الاية الكريمة وعلى فوائد بعض ايات من اول سورة والنجم ثم نورد حديث قصة الاسرى والمعراج ونتكلم على بعض فوائد ذلك ان شاء الله ..."

Explicit:

"وقالوا مر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من هذا الطريق رواه ابو ليلى والبزار باسناد صحيح فنسأل الله تعالى ان يمدنا بمدد سيد المرسلين وان يجعلنا لاقواله وافعاله من المتبعين ... امين قال مؤلفه نفعنا الله تعالى به في الدنيا والاخرة وكان الفراغ من تكملته [نسخه] عشية نهار الاربعاء سابع عشر رجب الفرد سنة تسع وسبعين وتسعمائة احسن الله تقضيها وبارك لي في ايامها ولياليها جعل ذلك خالصا لوجه الكريم وموجبا للفوز بجنات النعيم امين قال الحافظ ابو الفضل بن حجر العسقلاني رحمه الله تعالى هنيئا لاصحاب خير الورى ... عسى الله يجمعنا كلنا برحمته معه في داره"

Colophon:

"Scribal," triangular, reads "تم المعارج بحمد الله وعونه وحسن توفيقه وكان الفراغ من كتابته يوم الاربعاء المبارك سلخ شهر الله الحرام ذي القعدة من شهور سنة ست وستين والف من الهجرة النبوية على صاحبها افضل الصلاة والسلام ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد واله وصحبه وسلم"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

8 V(80), i ; exclusively quinions ; most bifolia split (especially in the first five quires) ; quire numbering, initially in the form of whole words accompanied by collation note "بلغ مقابلة", then (from fourth quire on) in the form of Hindu-Arabic numerals in the upper outer corner of the opening recto of each quire ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; clear, compact 'Syrian', Egyptian or Ḥijāzī hand [?] in a medium line ; virtually serifless with only very slight effect of tilt to the left, counters of initial and final hāʼ, ṣād, ṭāʼ, etc. mainly open, other counters closed, pointing in strokes as well as distinct and conjoined dots, some elongation of horizontal strokes, some free assimilation of letters ; replacement leaf (fol.46/pp.85-86) supplied in a different hand, a 'Syrian' or Ḥijāzī naskh partially seriffed with tilt to the left, elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing in strokes, etc.

Decoration:

Some keywords rubricated, others accented with red (over extended horizontal strokes) ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.

Support:

European laid paper with 6 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24-27 mm. apart (horizontal), and three crescents watermark (parallel to chains, 90 mm. long, see pp.130-131, etc.) ; some inclusions and knots visible, well-burnished and sturdy ; much staining ; replacement leaf (pp.85-86) in a European laid paper with 6 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 28-30 mm. apart (vertical), and three crescents watermark (perpendicular to chains, 87 mm. long), light cream, far less soiled.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in purple and black mottled paper (sponge painted or faux marbled look) with black cloth over spine ; Type III binding (without flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves (upper flyleaf lost) in brown wove paper ; never sewn (no evidence of stations, etc.), most bifolia split ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, delamination of boards, cover detached from textblock, etc. ; ill-fitting and likely not original ; serves as wrapper for unsewn gatherings.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and label on lower cover "IL 345" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in scribal colophon on p.160, transcription completed finished the last day of Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1066 [September 1656]. As appears in preceding authorial colophon (also on p.160), composition completed 17 Rajab 979 [December 1571].

Ownership and History:

Collation statement partially visible on 'title page' (p.1) reads "عدة كر[اريسها] ۸" ; ownership statement (partially effaced) on 'title page' (p.1) in name of one ʻAbd al-Raḥmān [?] reads "بعد انتقاله فهو على ملك الفقير الحاج عبد الرحمن [؟] ...؟ عفي الله عنه" ; numerous collation marks "بلغ" ; extensive glosses and marginal corrections (marked with assorted signes de renvois).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 338-39 (no.5)

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Posted by evyn on October 20, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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