Isl. Ms. 990


Muʻtaqad Ahl al-Bahāʼ,[1919].معتقد اهل البهاء،[1919م].


ʻAbduʼl-Bahá,1844-1921.عبد البها.

Place/Date of Production:



14 leaves :paper ;192 x 136 (135 x 70) mm. bound to 201 x 142 mm.


Careful copy of a concise Bahai tract.

Other Title(s):

دعايات ومبشرات ميرزا عباس للبهاءTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):دعاية ومبشرات ميرزا عباس للبهاءدعايات ومبشرات ميرزا عباس للبهاءمعتقد اهل البهاء


Bahai Faith--Doctrines.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription at opening on p.2.


"اعلم ايها الباحث الفاضل الجليل ايدك الله بروح منه انه لا يخفى عليك ان من يتبع الكتب السماوية وينظر فيها بنظر التدقيق والتحقيق ويتصفحها بالتأمل والتدبر يعرف ويعلم بان الكتب المنزلة على الانبياء والصحف المقدسة باجمعها مملوءة بالبشارات العظمة ومتفقون على خبر واحد ..."


"نزلت في الكتب والصحف السماوية من قبل وبدليل التقرير والمعجزات ونختتم كيفية الاستدلال في ضمن اربع فصول ان شاء الله"


"Scribal [?]," reads "حرر ذلك بقلم الفاني [؟] محيي الدين الكردي ... شيخ المقرئ [القراء] بسلطان قلاون بمصر في ١٩ يناير سنه ١٩١٩"


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Physical Details:

i, VII (14), i ; a single septenion ; final leaves left blank (see pp.22-28) ; catchwords present ; pagination mainly in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 11 and 17 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; elegant modern hand in a thin to medium line ; mainly serifless with effect of tilt to the left, slight effect of words descending to baseline, curvilinear descenders, open and curved counters, pointing in strokes or conjoined dots (typically oriented vertically), final yāʼ usually unpointed, partially vocalized.


Some headings, glosses and corrections rubricated ; overlining in red.


Wove paper.


Boards covered in black textured cloth ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a geometric pattern (resembling a scale pattern) in olive green or dull gold ; cover gold-stamped with "معتقد اهل البهاء" ; sewn in white thread, six stations ; overall in fairly good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 139


As appears in colophon on p.21, apparently copied in Egypt by Muḥyī al-Dīn al-Kurdī (head muqriʼ in the Sulṭān Qalāwūn complex [?]) with transcription completed 19 January 1919.

Ownership and History:

On upper pastedown, label with ex libris of James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974), stamped with inventory number, "Ex Libris | J. Heyworth-Dunne | D. Lit. (London) | No. 7934" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; corrections and glosses in red ink ; further interlinear and marginal corrections in purple pencil.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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07 Muḥyī al-Dīn al-Kurdī, fl. 1919, scribe. 07 محيي الدين الكردي، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Heyworth-Dunne, J. (James), former owner.

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II 847

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Posted by evyn on December 1, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Heyworth-Dunne Collection

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