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Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 660

Title:

[al-Jawhar al-maḥbūk bi-al-ḥaly al-masbūk fī ṭarīqat al-sulūk ...etc.,1141, i.e. 1729].[الجوهر المحبوك بالحلي المسبوك في طريقة السلوك ...الخ,1141ه، 1729م].

Author:

Ḥamawī, ʻAlī ibn ʻAṭīyah,d. 1530.حموي، علي بن عطية.

Place/Date of Production:

[1729].

Size:

118 leaves :paper ;221 x 175 (170 x 105) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of two Ṣūfī poems on moral corruption and proper conduct, al-Jawhar al-maḥbūk bi-al-ḥaly al-masbūk fī ṭarīqat al-sulūk and Minhāj al-ʻārif [al-ʻābid] al-muttaqī wa-miʻrāj al-sālik al-murtaqī, by ʻAlwān ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻAṭīyah al-Haytī al-Ḥamawī (d.1530) followed by Muṣṭafá ibn Kamāl al-Dīn al-Bakrī al-Khalwatī's (d.1749) Alfīyah, a rajaz poem in 1219 verses on Ṣūfī principles.

Other Title(s):

منهاج العارف المتقي ومعراج السالك المرتقيكتاب الالفية في علم التصوفAlfīyah fī ʻilm al-taṣawwufالفية في علم التصوف

Subject(s):

Arabic poetry--1258-1800.
Sufi poetry, Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Islamic ethics--Early works to 1800.
Muslims--Conduct of life--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

[Kitāb al-Jawhar al-maḥbūk] "قال الفقير الى مولاه ذي الكرم علوان ذو الذنب والعصيان والحرم بسم الله اتى فتحي ومختتمي والحمد لله ربي بارئ النسم ..." ; [Minhāj al-ʻārif al-muttaqī ] "اما بعد فان الاسباب التي يتقرب بها الى الله تعالى ثلاثة اعتقاد وعلم وعمل ... نظمت هذه القصيدة ليهتدي بها السالك في طريقه ... وقد سميتها منهاج العارف المتقي ومعراج السالك المرتقي ... وهذه القصيدة عدتها الف بيت وسبعة ابيات رقى بي مقاما من فنائي الى البقا فما لي قصد في نعيم ولا شقا ..." ; [Kitāb al-Alfīyah fī ʻilm al-taṣawwuf] "قال الفقير للغني مصطفى نجل ابي بكر وسبط المصطفى الحمد لله العلي الشان ما شان اهل الحب يوما شاني حمدا به نفوز بالاحسان ونرتقي منابر الاحسان ... وبعد فاعلم ايها المريد حباك من افضاله المريد ..."

Explicit:

[Kitāb al-Jawhar al-maḥbūk] "ولا تخيب جميل الظن فيك ولا تقطع عوائدك الحسنى في النعم" ; [Minhāj al-ʻārif al-muttaqī ] "ولي ولخلق الله اجمع ابتقي من الله رضوانا وعونا موفقا" ; [Alfīyat al-taṣawwuf] "الخاتمة وحق ان اختم ذي الالفية فقد غدت كافية وفيه والحمد للموصوف بالمفاخر في اول وواسط واخر ... وعدة الابيات روض زاهر ۱۲۱۹ من حل فيه فهو طاهر وقد اتت تاريخها بكرية انسالها فن من البكرية واسأل الله بنون والقلم يغفر لي ما قد طغا به القلم .. واغفر لكل مسلم ومسلمة ما نفس صب للقضاء مسلمه وما صباح بالضياء معلم وما نهي معلما ومعلم تم بياضها بمصر القاهرة لا برحت لمن يشين قاهرة"

Colophon:

[Kitāb al-Jawhar al-maḥbūk] "Scribal," triangular, reads "تم الكتاب بعون الملك الوهاب وكان الفراغ منه يوم الاثنين ثاني يوم من شهر رجب المبارك سنة ١١٤١ على يد محمد بن علي الزردناوي اللهم اغفر له ولوالديه ولمشايخه ولاخوانه في الله تعالى ولكافة المسلمين اجمعين امين امين امين" ; [Minhāj al-ʻārif al-muttaqī ] "Scribal," triangular, reads "وكان الفراغ منها في غرة رجب الحر المبارك من شهور سنة ١١۴۱ على يد كاتبها محمد بن علي الزردناوي اللهم اغفر له ولوالديه ولمشايخه ولاخوانه في الله تعالى احياء وامواتا ولكل المسلمين امين امين امين" ; [Alfīyat al-taṣawwuf] "Scribal," triangular, reads "وكان الفراغ منها يوم الاحد على يد كاتبها محمد بن علي الزردناوي اللهم اغفر له ولوالديه ولمشايخه ولمؤلفها ولكل المسلمين اجمعين امين امين امين في جماد الثاني سنة ١١۴۱"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.1-p.91: Kitāb al-Jawhar al-maḥbūk bi-al-ḥallī al-masbūk fī ṭarīqat al-sulūk / ʻAlwān ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻAṭīyah al-Haytī al-Ḥamawī.
2. p.92-p.93 : [blank].
3. p.94-p.167 : Minhāj al-ʻārif [al-ʻābid] al-muttaqī wa-miʻrāj al-sālik al-murtaqī / ʻAlwān ibn ʻAlī ibn ʻAṭīyah al-Haytī al-Ḥamawī.
4. p.168 : [blank].
5. p.169 : [contents listing].
6. p.170-p.253 : Kitāb al-Alfīyah fī ʻilm al-taṣawwuf / Muṣṭafá ibn Kamāl al-Dīn al-Bakrī al-Khalwatī.
7. p.254-p.256 : [originally left blank, now carry a few assorted excerpts].

Physical Details:
Collation:

4 V(40), III (46), 3 V(76), IV (84), 3 V(114), VI (126), I (128) ; chiefly quinions ; final leaves left blank ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 15 lines per page (with written area divided to two columns to set off verses) ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; clear, medium Egyptian [?] hand ; irregularly seriffed with right-sloping head-serifs on many ascenders (even occasional free-standing alif), marked effect of tilt to the left, adhering fairly closely to the baseline, pointing (two and three dots) in strokes rather than distinct dots, final yāʼ usually unpointed, mainly curvilinear descenders ; fully vocalized.

Decoration:

Section headings rubricated ; text of written area (and divided columns) surrounded by red rule-border ; red pigment on edges of text block.

Support:

European laid paper with 13 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 20-21 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of grapes (raisin) with name and crown above (see p.10, 11, etc.), thin though sturdy, well-burnished ; ink burn.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in block-printed paper (mainly in pink and dark lavender with repeating 7-pointed sun or star motif overlaid with orange-red dots) with light brown leather over spine, fore edge flap, and edges/turn-ins (framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; sewn in grey thread, two stations ; overall in somewhat poor condition with upper board cracked, significant abrasion, lifting and losses of paper and leather (particularly on upper board and spine), cover detaching at spine, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 79" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.91, opening work [al-Jawhar al-maḥbūk] copied by Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī al-Zardanāwī with transcription completed 2 Rajab 1141 [ca. 1 February 1729]. As appears in colophon on p.167, second work executed by the same copyist with transcription completed 1 Rajab 1141 [ca. 31 January 1729]. As appears in colophon on p.253, transcription of following work [al-Alfīyah] executed by the same copyist with transcription completed Jumādá II 1141 [January 1729]. As appears in preceding authorial colophon on p.253, composition completed in Cairo seemingly in the year 1131 [1718 or 19] as represented in the numerical value of the phrase "انسالها فن من البكرية".

Ownership and History:

Glosses (more extensive in second work) and occasional marginal corrections ; collation marks (typically بلغ) also appear in margins.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Ḥamawī, ʻAlī ibn ʻAṭīyah,--d. 1530.--Minhāj al-ʻābid al-muttaqī wa-miʻrāj al-sālik al-murtaqī
04--حموي، علي بن عطية.--منهاج العابد المتقي ومعراج السالك المرتقي.
06--Bakrī, Muṣṭafá,--1687 or 8-1748 or 9.--Alfīyat al-taṣawwuf.
06--بكري, مصطفى,--الفية التصوف.
منهاج العارف المتقي ومعراج السالك المرتقيكتاب الالفية في علم التصوفAlfīyah fī ʻilm al-taṣawwufالفية في علم التصوف

Scribe(s):

08 Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī al-Zardanāwī, fl. 1729, scribe. 08 محمد بن علي الزردناوي, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 333 (no. 6) ; S II 461Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 349

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