Isl. Ms. 640


Manẓūm ‘uqūd qalā’id al-durr al-nafīs fī taḥqīq sirr ma‘ná al-tathlīth wa-al-takhmīs :wa-huwa Takhmīs al-Shaykh al-Shurnūbī li-‘Aynīyat Sīdī ‘Abd al-Karīm al-Jīlī,[1144, i.e. 1732].منظوم عقود قلائد الدر النفيس في تحقيق سر معنى التثليث والتخميس :وهو تخميس الشيح الشرنوبي لعينية سيدي عبد الكريم الجيلي,[1144ه، 1732م].


Abū al-Fatḥ Sirḥān al-Samarjī al-Sharnūbī.ابو الفتح سرحان السمرجي الشرنوبي.

Place/Date of Production:



28 leaves :paper ;215 x 161 (175 x 120) mm.


Fine copy of the takhmīs (amplification) by Abū al-Fatḥ Sirḥān al-Samarjī al-Sharnūbī upon al-Nawādir al-ʻaynīyah fī al-bawādir al-ghaybīyah, or al-ʻAynīyah, a ṣūfī qaṣīdah in ʻayn by al-Shaykh ʻAbd al-Karīm al-Jīlī (d.1428). Excerpts on 'title page' and final leaf (pp.55-56). Perhaps once part of a larger collected volume (majmūʻah).

Other Title(s):

Title from colophon on p.54:تخميس العينية


Sufi poetry, Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Jīlī, ʻAbd al-Karīm ibn Ibrāhīm,--b. 1365 or 6.--Nawādir al-ʻaynīyah fī al-bawādir al-ghaybīyah.




Ms. codex.
Title from 'title page' inscription (p.1) and colophon on p.54.


"بافق سما الذات تجلي المطالع ويبدو لنا منها بدور طوالع وفيها لقلب القلب يا من يطالع فؤاد به شمس المحبة طالع فليس لنجم الغير [العذل] فيه مواقع"


"وكل كمال فهو منه لقد نما وفاض على كل الوجود بماهما فلله من مولى سما فوق كلما عليه سلام الله مني وانما سلامي على نفسي النفيسة واقع"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "وقد تم تخميس العينية المسمى بمنظوم عقود قلائد الدر النفيس في سر معنى التثليث والتخميس بحمد الله وذلك يوم الخميس ثالث عشر من رجب سنه الف ومائة واربعه واربعين سنه ۱۱٤٤ امين تم"


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Physical Details:

2 V(20), IV (28) ; two quinions and a quaternion ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 30 lines per page (alternating two lines of two hemistiches per line with single centered hemistich per line) ; stanzas of the takhmīs for each bayt of the ʻAynīyah arranged such that the opening line carries the first two added hemistiches, the next line carries the third added hemistich and first hemistich of the bayt, and the third line (centered) carries the second hemistich of the bayt.


Naskh ; clear Turkish (Eastern Anatolian) or 'Syrian' hand ; virtually serifless with slight effect of tilt to the left, mainly curvilinear descenders, pointing mainly in distinct dots (some conjoined), elongation of horizontal strokes, final yāʼ often unpointed, kāf mashqūqah preferred (even final kāf), point of final nūn set deep in bowl.


Textual dividers in the form of red hāʼ.


European laid paper of at least two types ; one type with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 23 mm. apart (horizontal), and grapes (raisin) under crown watermark (see p.44, 53, etc.) ; another type with 8-9 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 23 mm. apart (horizontal), and no watermarks visible ; all medium cream in color, sturdy and well-burnished ; some staining.


Pasteboards (quite thin) covered in block-printed paper (repeating olive wreath motif in black with floral accents in white on a teal ground) with spine in red leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; sewing now gone ; overall in somewhat poor condition with abrasion, staining, lifting of paper, etc. ; likely never attached to this textblock, serves as wrapper.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and label on lower cover "IL 371" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.54, transcription completed 13 Rajab 1144 [ca. 11 January 1732].

Ownership and History:

Marginal glosses and corrections.

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 205-6 (no. 19, taḫmis) ; S II 283-4 (no. 19)

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

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