Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 905

Title:

[Miftāḥ ghayb al-jamʻ wa-al-wujūd ... etc.,1357 to 1358, i.e. 1939].[مفتاح غيب الجمع والوجود ... الخ,1357ه الى 1358ه, 1939م].

Author:

Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī, Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq,d. 1273 or 4.صدر الدين القونوي، محمد بن اسحاق.

Place/Date of Production:

[Egypt?,1939].

Size:

740 p. :paper :305-311 x 212 (250 x 134) mm. bound to 320 x 223

Summary:

Careful copy of Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī's (d.1274) chief philosophical work with preface from Muḥammad ibn Ḥamzah al-Fanārī's commentary Miṣbāḥ al-uns bayna al-maʻqūl wa-al-mashhūd, followed by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī's (d.1274) commentary on Ibn Sīnā's (d.1037) al-Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt, and Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī's (d.1641) Risālat al-Mashāʻir and al-Ḥikmah al-ʻarshīyah (al-Risālah al-ʻArshīyah).

Other Title(s):

مفتاح غيب الجمع والوجودḤall mushkilāt al-Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhātحل مشكلات الاشرات والتنبيهاترسالة المشاعرالرسالة العرشيةʻArshīyahعرشية

Subject(s):

Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
God (Islam)--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Early works to 1800.
Ontology--Early works to 1800.
Metaphysics--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Avicenna,--980-1037.--Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

[Miftāḥ ghayb al-jamʻ wa-al-wujūd] "اللهم احمد نفسك عمن امرته ان يتخذك وكيلا حمدا عائدا منك اليك متحدا بك لا منقسما ولا مفصولا ..." ; [Sharḥ al-Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt] "قال الشيخ الرئيس ابي علي الحسين بن علي بن سينا هذه اشارات الى اصول وتنبيهات على جمل يستبصر بها من تيسر له ولا ينتفع بالاصرح منها من تعسرت عليه والتكلان على التوفيق ..." ; [Risālat al-Mashāʻir] "هذه رسالة المشاعر لصدر المتأهلين ... وهو المعروف بملا صدرا ... بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم نحمد الله ونستعين بقوته التي اقام بها ملكوت السموات والارضين وبكلمته التي انشأ بها نشأتي الاولى ويوم الدين على تهذيب القوى القابلة للاستكمال ..." ; [al-Risālah al-ʻArshīyah] "هذه هي الرسالة الموسومة بالعرشية لصدر المتألهين ... بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله الذي جعلنا ممن شرح صدره للاسلام فهو على نور من ربه ... اما بعد فيقول العبد الذليل المفتقر الى عفو ربه الجليل محمد المدعو بصدر الدين ... هذه رسالة وجيزة اذكر فيها طائفة من المسائل الربوبية ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

[Miftāḥ ghayb al-jamʻ wa-al-wujūd] "Scribal," rectangular, reads "وكان الفراغ من تسويد هذا المتن العجيب الغريب في ١٣ من ذي الحجة ١٣٥٧ المطابق الثاني من شهر فبراير ١٩٣٩" ; [al-Risālah al-ʻArshīyah] "Scribal," triangular, reads "حرره العبد الفقير الذليل ... المسمى اع في اليوم السابع عشر من جمادى الثانية الموافق الثالث من اغسطس السابع عشر من ابيب ... امين"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.1-p.122 : Miftāḥ ghayb al-jamʻ wa-al-wujūd / Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī.
2. p.123-p.124 : [blank].
3. p.125-p.621 : Sharḥ al-Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt al-raʼīsīyah / Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī.
4. p.622-p.624 : [blank].
5. p.625-p.673 : Risālat al-Mashāʻir / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī.
6. p.673-p.740 : al-Risālah al-ʻArshīyah / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī.

Physical Details:
Collation:

Pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 26 lines per page.

Script:

Ruqʻah ; quick, modern hand ; serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, pointing somewhat careless and in strokes rather than distinct dots.

Decoration:

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

Support:

Lined / ruled wove paper of at least two different types.

Binding:

Boards covered in dark green cloth with dark green leather over spine (quarter binding) ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in green ; spine gold-stamped with title, author and owner, as well as decorative accents over raised bands "مفتاح غيب الجمع والوجود القونوي | J.H.D." ; sewing difficult to examine but appears to be over cords, in white thread, five stations ; stuck-on endbands ; overall in fairly good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 54

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.122, transcription of opening work completed 13 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1357, corresponding to 2 February 1939. As appears in colophon on p.740, transcription of final work completed 17 Jumādá II, corresponding to 3 August and 17 Abīb, presumably of 1358 [1939] by a copyist who identifies himself only as "ا ع." Likely bound for James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974).

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 7944" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; marginal glosses and notabilia.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--1201-1274.--Sharḥ al-Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt.
04--طوسي، نصير الدين محمد بن محمد.--شرح الاشارات والتنبيهات.
06--Fanārī, Muḥammad ibn Ḥamzah,--1350 or 51-1430 or 31.--Miṣbāḥ al-uns.
06--فناري, محمد بن حمزه.--مصباح الانس.
07--Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Mashāʻir.
07--صدر الدين شيرازى، محمد بن ابراهيم.--مشاعر.
08--Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Ḥikmah al-ʻarshīyah.
08--صدر الدين شيرازى، محمد بن ابراهيم.--حكمة العرشية.
Ḥall mushkilāt al-Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhātحل مشكلات الاشرات والتنبيهاترسالة المشاعرالرسالة العرشيةʻArshīyahعرشية

Scribe(s):

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

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 434 ; S I 816 ; S II 329Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 413 ; S II 588 ff.MacEoin, D. "Mullā Ṣadrā S̲H̲īrāzī Ṣadr al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm Ḳawāmī S̲h̲īrāzī." In EI2, |c vol. VII, p.547, col. 2

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

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