Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 644

Title:

Hādhā Kitāb Hidāyat al-murīd li-Jawharat al-tawḥīd,[17th century].هذا كتاب هداية المريد لجوهرة التوحيد,[القرن 17م].

Author:

Laqānī, Ibrāhīm ibn Ibrāhīm,d. 1631 or 2.لقاني، إبراهيم بن إبراهيم.

Place/Date of Production:

[16--].

Size:

315 leaves :paper ;203 x 155 (155 x 95) mm. bound to 210 x 162 mm.

Summary:

Fine early copy of Ibrāhīm ibn Ibrāhīm al-Laqānī's (d.1631 or 2) third commentary (after his ʻUmdat al-murīd and Talkhīṣ al-tajrīd, see opening matter on p.8) upon his Jawharat al-tawḥīd, a theological poem.

Other Title(s):

Hidāyat al-murīd li-Jawharat al-tawḥīdهداية المريد لجوهرة التوحيدEdge title (tail):شرح الجوهرة للتوحيد

Subject(s):

God--Simplicity--Early works to 1800.
God (Islam)--Attributes--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Laqānī, Ibrāhīm ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1631 or 2.--Jawharat al-tawḥīd.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1) and opening matter (preface) on p.8.

Incipit:

"وصلى على سيدنا محمد صاحب الخلق ... الحمد لله الذي تفرد بوجوب وجوده ففاضت الحوادث كلها عن كرمه وجوده ... اما بعد فان افضل العلوم علم دين الله وشرائعه فان به حفظ الايمان والاسلام الذين هما من اجل ودائعه و افضله علم العقائد ... وقد وضعت فيه منظومتي المسماة بجوهرة التوحيد ... وشرحتها قبل هذا شرحين جليلين احدهما عمدة المريد وثانيهما تلخيص التجريد ثم ادركتني رحمة الضعاف ... حين طلب مني جماعة من الاخوان وجملة من الخلان شرحا لها لا يكون قاصرا عن افادة المقاصرين خاليا عن الاسهاب والاطناب ... فاجبتهم الى ذلك واثقا باقدار الكريم المالك ومسميا له بهداية المريد بجوهرة التوحيد ..."

Explicit:

"مع تردد فيما بين عثمان وعلي والاصح تفصيل عثمان على علي رضي الله عنهم اجمعين وهنا ذكرت جملة الفرق الثلاث وسبعين في تلخيص التجريد اللهم ... كما وفقتنا الوضع ما الهمتنا وجمع ما علمتنا ... سبحان ربك رب العزة عما يصفون والسلام على المرسلين والحمد لله رب العالمين وهذا اخر ما في نسخة المؤلف رحمه الله تعالى رحمة واسعة قال رحمه الله وكان الفراغ من جمعها غرة شهر صفر الخير الذي هو من شهور سنة تسع وعشرين والف ثم قال علقه جامعه الحقير ابراهيم اللقاني المالكي بيده الفانية ... امين انتهى"

Colophon:

"Scribal," reads "وكان الفراغ من كتابة هذه النسخة في يوم الخميس المبارك قبل الزوال ثامن شهر ربيع الاول الذي هو من شهور سنة احدى وعشرين [ثلاثين ؟] والف من الهجرة النبوية على صاحبها افضل الصلاة والسلام علقه بيده الفانية افقر الخلق الى ربه العظيم صالح بن تاج الدين بن احمد بن يس الواطي بلدا المالكي مذهبا غفر الله له ولوالديه ... هذا واني التمس من فضل من وقف على هذا الكتاب ان يدعو لكاتبه ... وختم لي .. وله الحظ العظيم الاوفي في القبر وفي المقر الجليل الاسنى بمنه وكرمه امين امين تم اودعت في هذا الكتاب شهادة ... من ذلك الذي ما ساقط ومن له الحسنى فقط محمد الهادي الذي عليه جبريل هبط"

Dedication:

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Contents:

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Physical Details:
Collation:

2 V(20), IV (28), 6 V(88), IV (96), 5 V(146), IV (154), 10 V(254), IV (262), V (272), IV (280), 3 V(310), 1 (311), II (315) ; Chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (skips two pages each between pp.555-56 and pp.585-86).

Layout:

Written in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; clear Egyptian, 'Syrian' or Ḥijāzī [?] hand ; mainly serifless but with head-serif on occasional free-standing alif, very slight effect of tilt to the left, pointing in distinct dots and often slanted down toward baseline (alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ), some elongation of horizontal strokes, a mix of closed and open counters.

Decoration:

Headings, keywords and abbreviation symbols (mainly sigla) rubricated.

Support:

European laid paper with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 23-25 mm. apart (horizontal), crown-star-crescent watermark with "CD" [?] below (92 mm. tall, see pp.10-11) ; well-sized and burnished (even glazed to glossy), cream in color, fairly thick and sturdy ; some staining.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in well-work paper (likely once marbled, compare envelope flap) with red leather over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in yellow laid paper ; no evidence of having ever been sewn ; over all in poor condition with much abrasion, staining and moisture damage, lifting and losses of paper and leather, etc. ; ill-fitting and serving as wrapper for the unsewn gatherings (never attached to textblock).

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 lower cover "IL 405" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on pp.624-625, copied by Ṣāliḥ ibn Tāj al-Dīn ibn Aḥmad ibn Yāsīn al-Wāṭī [?] al-Mālikī from the author's copy in his own hand ("nuskhat al-muʼallif ... ʻallaqahu jāmiʻuh ... bi-yadih al-fāniyah") with transcription supposedly completed 8 Rabīʻ I 1021 [May 1612]. As appears in preceding authorial colophon on p.625, composition (jamʻ) and transcription of the author's copy completed 1 Ṣafar 1029 [January 1620]. It seems likely that the copyist mistakenly repeated عشرين when listing the date of transcription for this copy and may have intended ثلاثين (implying 1031, i.e. 1622) or another decade, though paper, etc. do suggest 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Ownership / loan statement on 'title page' (p.1) indicating the book was borrowed from one al-Shaykh Jawdī [?] al-Sanbūskī [?] reads "الحمد لله هذا الكتاب للشيخ جودى السنبوسكي [؟] المعروف بابن خليل فهو عندي عارية كتبه الفقير ...؟" ; occasional marginal corrections (with signes de renvois).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Ṣāliḥ ibn Tāj al-Dīn ibn Aḥmad ibn Yāsīn al-Wāṭī al-Mālikī,--fl. 17th cent.,--scribe.
04--صالح بن تاج الدين بن أحمد بن يس الواطي المالكي,--ناسخ.

Scribe(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Related Works:

scribe.ناسخ.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 316 (I. cmtre. a.)Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,ii 654

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

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