Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 909

Title:

[Kitāb al-Mashāʻir maʻa al-ʻArshīyah,193-?].[كتاب المشاعر مع العرشية,193-م؟].

Author:

Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,d. 1641.صدر الدين شيرازي, محمد بن ابراهيم.

Place/Date of Production:

[193-?].

Size:

52 leaves :paper ;312 x 210 mm. bound to 321 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):

MashāʻirمشاعرTitle from inscription at opening on p.1:شواهد التحقيقTitle of second work from heading at opening on p.49:رسالة العرشيةشواهد التحقيق المرتضوىʻArshīyahعرشية

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.

Incipit:

[Kitāb al-Mashāʻir] "باسمك اللهم وبحمدك نفتح هذا المقال ونصلي ونسلم على نبيك مركز دائرة الجلال ... نحمد الله ونستعين بقوته التي اقام بها ملكوت الارض والسماء وبكلمته التي انشأ بها نشأتي الآخرة والاولى على تهذيب القوى القابلة للاستكمال ... وبعد فاقل الخلائق قدرا وجرما واكثرهم خطأ وجرما يقول ايها الاخوان السالكون الى الله بنور العرفان ..." ; [al-ʻArshīyah] "بسمك اللهم وبحمدك الحمد لله الذي جعلنا ممن شرح صدره للاسلام فهو على نور من ربه ... اما بعد فيقول العبد الذليل المحتاج الى عفو ربه الجليل محمد بن ابراهيم المدعو بصدر الدين ... هذه رسالة اذكر فيها طائفة من المسائل الربوبية ..."

Explicit:

[Kitāb al-Mashāʻir] "ثم الحيوان ثم الانسان فاذا استكمل بالعلم والعمل والكمال بلغ درجة العقل الفعال فيه يقف تركيب الخير والجود واتصل اوله آخر درجات الوجود تم بعون الملك الودود ... انك بذلك جدير وبكل خير حقيق" ; [al-ʻArshīyah] "هذه الامة في الابوة المعنوية كنية آدم ع الى"

Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.1-p.47 : [Kitāb al-Mashāʻir] / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī.
2. p.48 : [blank].
3. p.49-p.103 : al-Risālah al-ʻArshīyah / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī.

Physical Details:
Collation:

Pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, upper outer margin from p.4 to p.20 ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written mainly in 25-29 lines per page.

Script:

Ruqʻah ; quick, compact, modern hand in a medium to bold line ; serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, slight effect of inclination to the right, 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) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in green ; spine gold-stamped with title and decorative accents over raised bands "شواهد التحقيق | المرتضوى | J.H.D." ; sewing difficult to examine ; stuck-on endbands (blue and white stripe) ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion and tears to cloth at upper board corner.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 58

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; likely copied in Egypt in the late 1930s and 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 7955" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil at close on p.104 "231 / 53" ; marginal glosses in the hand of the copyist.

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 S̲H̲īrāzī Ṣadr 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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