Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 907

Title:

[Risālat al-Mashāʻir maʻa al-ʻArshīyah,1356, i.e. 1937].[رسالة المشاعر مع العرشية,1356ه، 1937م].

Author:

Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,d. 1641.صدر الدن شيرازى، محمد بن ابراهيم.

Place/Date of Production:

[Egypt?,1937].

Size:

50 leaves :paper ;310 x 210 (250-255 x 134) mm. bound to 322 x 217 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of two works by the renowned Ṣafavid philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī (d.1641), first Kitāb al-Mashāʻir, on ontology, followed by al-Ḥikmah al-ʻarshīyah, the popular work on knowledge of God and eschatology, apparently incomplete.

Other Title(s):

مشاعرTitle of second work from opening on p.49:هذه هي الرسالة الموسومة بالعرشيةHādhihi hiya al-Risālah al-mawsūmah bi-al-ʻArshīyahرسالة المشاعرʻArshīyahعرشية

Subject(s):

Ontology--Early works to 1800.
Metaphysics--Early works to 1800.
Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from inscription on 'title page' (p.1) and heading at opening of second work (p.49).

Incipit:

[Risālat al-Mashāʻir] "هذه هي الرسالة المعروفة بالمشاعر للحكيم الكامل ... مولانا صدر الملة والدين محمد الشيرازي نور الله مرقده ... نحمد الله ونستعين بقوته التي اقام بها ملكوت الارض والسماء وبكلمته الغراء التي انشأ بها نشأتي الاولي والاخرة البيضاء على تهذيب القوى الكاملة القابلة للاستكمال ...وبعد فيقول اقل الخلائق قدرا وجرما واكثرهم خطئا وجرما محمد المشتهر بصدر الدين يقول ايها الاخوان السالكون الى الله بنور العرفان ..." ; [al-ʻArshīyah] "الحمد لله الذي جعلنا ممن شرح صدره للاسلام فهو على نور من ربه ... وبعد فيقول العبد الذليل المحتاج الى عفو ربه الجليل المدعو بصدر الدين ... هذه رسالة اذكر فيها طائفة من المسائل الربوبية ..."

Explicit:

[Risālat al-Mashāʻir] "ثم النبات من صفوها ثم الحيوان ثم الانسان فاذا استكمل بالعلم والعمل والكمال بلغ درجة العقل الفعال فيه وقف تركيب الخير والجود واتصل اوله آخر درجات الوجود" ; [al-ʻArshīyah] "قاعدة في الحقيقة الالهية التي اظهرت الجنة ... ولها مظاهر كلية وجزئية هي طبقات جهنم ... شجرة الزقوم طعام الاثيم طلعها كأنه رؤوس الشياطين"

Colophon:

"Scribal," reads "تم بعون الملك الودود الذي هو مفيض الخير والوجود في يوم الخميس غرة ربيع الثاني ١٣٥٦ ١٠ من يونيو ١٩٣٧"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

1. p.1-p.49 : Risālat al-Mashāʻir / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī.
2. p.49-p.100 : Hādhihi hiya al-Risālah al-mawsūmah bi-al-ʻArshīyah / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī.

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 12 II(48), I (50), i [?] ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 26 lines per page.

Script:

Ruqʻah ; quick, modern hand, in a medium line ; serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, slight effect of inclination to the right and of words descending to baseline (occasionally more exaggerated), 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.

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 "رسالة المشاعر | الشيرازي | 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.

Accompanying Materials:

" a. Slip of paper: 7946 b. Slip of paper: 14365" - from handlist prepared by R. Dougherty, 1993.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 56

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.49, transcription of opening work completed 1 Rabīʻ II 1356 corresponding to 10 June 1937.

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 7946" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on final leaf (p.100) "231 / 53" ; many marginal glosses and notabilia (side-heads).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

07--Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Ḥikmah al-ʻarshīyah.
07--صدر الدن شيرازى، محمد بن ابراهيم.--حكمة العرشية.
ʻArshīyahعرشية

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,II 413 ; S II 588 ff.MacEoin, D. "Mullā Ṣadrā S̲H̲īrāzīṢadr al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm Ḳawāmī S̲h̲īrāzī." In EI2,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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