Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 915

Title:

[Risālat al-Mashāʻir ...etc.,1354, i.e. 1935].[رسالة المشاعر ...الخ،1354ه، 1935م].

Author:

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

Place/Date of Production:

[1935].

Size:

360 leaves :paper ;313 x 210 bound to 321 x 222 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of a collection of works (majmūʻah) opening with Kitāb al-Mashāʻir, the work on ontology by Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī (d.1641), renowned philosopher of the Ṣafavid period, followed by a work on mystical knowledge by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūṣī (d.1274), followed by an introduction to the commentary by Muḥammad Ismāʻīl ibn al-Sumayʻ al-Iṣfahānī (d.1860 or 61) on al-Ḥikmah al-ʻarshīyah, the popular work on knowledge of God and eschatology also by Mullā Ṣadrā, followed by al-ʻArshīyah itself with an internal commentary (possibly authored by the copyist), followed by the text of the commentary, followed by Mullā Ṣadrā's Asrār al-āyāt, and concluding with an incomplete transcript of the commentary by ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī (d.1330?) on Ibn ʻArabī’s Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam.

Other Title(s):

Mashāʻirمشاعررسالة المشاعرRisālah fī al-ʻilm al-ladunī wa-al-kasbīهذه الرسالة المسماة بالعرشيةهذا كتاب اسرار الايات

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.
Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Ḥikmah al-ʻarshīyah.
Ibn al-ʻArabī,--1165-1240.--Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.3) and incipit page (p.4).

Incipit:

[Risālat al-Mashāʻir] "نحمد الله ونستعين بقوته التي اقام بها ملكوت الارض والسموات العلى وبكلمته التي انشأ بها نشأتي الاخرة والاولى على تهذيب القوى القابلة للاستكمال ... اما بعد فيقول اقل الخلائق قدرا وجرما واكثرهم خطئا وجرما محمد المشتهر بصدر الدين يقول ايها الاخوان السالكون الى الله بنور العرفان ..." ; [ Risālah fī ḥaqīqat al-ʻilm] "هذه رسالة في حقيقة العلم والعالم والمعلوم للعلامة ... نصير الدين ... الطوسي قدس الله سره وضعها ليوضح فيها حقيقة العلم اللدني والكسبي باسمك اللهم وبحمدك اعلم وفقنا الله واياك ان لا بد من معرفة العلم والعالم والمعلوم ..." [Muqaddimat Sharḥ al-ʻArshīyah] "الحمد لله وزان علمه وكفى والصلاة على عباده الذين اصطفى وبعد فان الرسالة الموسومة بالعرشية ..." ; [al-ʻArshīyah] "الحمد لله الذي جعلنا ممن شرح صدره للاسلام فهو على نور من ربه ..." ; [Sharḥ al-ʻArshīyah] "قال المصنف قدس سره بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله قال الشارح العريف اما للجنس او الاستغراق ويحتمل العهد الحضوري والذهني ايضا ..." ; [Asrār al-āyāt ] "هذا كتاب اسرار الايات لامام المتألهين ... نحمدك اللهم يا من تحيرت في بيداء كبريائه الالباب ..." ; [Sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam] "من شرح الاستاذ الفاضل ... عبد الرزاق القاشاني ... الحمد لله الاحد بذاته وكبريائه الواحد بصفاته واسمائه ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

[Risālat al-Mashāʻir] "Scribal," reads "تم بعون الملك الودود الذي هو مفيض الخير والعلم والجود في شهر جمادى الآخرة عام الف وثلثمائة وخمس عشر وقد [...؟] مع تعليقاتنا عليه في شهر رمضان من شهور سنة ١٣٥٤ هجرية الموافق لشهر ديسبر من شهور سنة ١٩٣٥ ميلادية على نبينا وعلى روح الله وكلمته وعلى جميع النبيين والمرسلين الف صلاة وتسليم وتحية و ... ختم ووصية ..." ; [al-ʻArshīyah] "Scribal," reads "تم في يوم الثلاثاء الثامن والعشرين من رمضان ١٣٥٤ هحرية الموافق للرابع والعشرين من ديسمبر ١٩٣٥ ميلادية ..."

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.1-p.52 : Risālat al-Mashāʻir / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī.
2. p.52-p.57 : Hādhihi Risālah fī ḥaqīqat al-ʻilm wa-al-ʻālim wa-al-maʻlūm / Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūṣī.
3. p.57-p.59 : [Muqaddimat Sharḥ al-ʻArshīyah].
4. p.59-p.111 : Hādhihi al-Risālah al-musammāh bi-al-ʻArshīyah / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī.
5. p.112-p.280 : [Sharḥ al-Risālah al-mawsūmah bi-al-ʻArshīyah] / Muḥammad Ismāʻīl ibn al-Sumayʻ al-Iṣfahānī.
6. p.280-p.448 : Hādhā Kitāb Asrār al-āyāt / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī.
7. p.449-p. 720 : [Sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam] / ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī.

Physical Details:
Collation:

Pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization ; occasional repetition of final word on verso on recto of following leaf.

Layout:

Written mainly in 26-27 lines per page.

Script:

Ruqʻah ; quick, compact, modern hand in a medium line ; serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, slight effect of words descending to baseline, 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 "رسالة المشاعر | J.H.D." ; sewing difficult to examine ; stuck-on endbands (blue and white stripe) ; overall in fairly good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 64

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.52, transcription of Risālat al-Mashāʻir completed in Ramaḍān 1354, corresponding to December 1935. Date at close of al-Ṭūṣī's Risālah fī ḥaqīqat al-ʻilm wa-al-ʻālim wa-al-maʻlūm likely transcribed verbatim from the exemplar. As appears in colophon on p.111, transcription of al-ʻArshīyah completed 28 Ramaḍān 1354, corresponding to 24 December 1935. Opening works possibly transcribed directly from an 1897 Tehran lithographed edition (a Majmūʻah with complete contents listed at close on p.210, see Princeton Near East Collections B753.M83 M374 1897 and compare text of Muqaddimat Sharḥ al-ʻArshīyah, p.110). Other works likely transcribed around the same time. All likely transcribed in Egypt by the same copyist. 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 7956" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on opening leaf [left blank] (p.5) "231 / 53" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; extensive glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--1201-1274.--Risālah fī ḥaqīqat al-ʻilm wa-al-ʻālim wa-al-maʻlūm.
05--طوسي، نصير الدين محمد بن محمد.--رسالة في حقيقة العلم والعالم والمعلوم.
06--Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Ḥikmah al-ʻarshīyah.
06--صدر الدين الشيرازي، محمد بن ابراهيم.--حكمة العرشية.
08--Iṣfahānī, Muḥammad Ismāʻīl ibn al-Sumayʻ.--Sharḥ al-Risālah al-mawsūmah bi-al-ʻArshīyah.
08--اصفهاني، محمد اسماعيل بن السميع.--شرح الرسالة الموسومة بالعرشية.
09--Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Asrār al-āyāt.
09--صدر الدين الشيرازي، محمد بن ابراهيم.--اسرار الايات.
11--ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī,--d. 1330?--Sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam.
11--عبد الرزاق القاشاني.--شرح فصوص الحكم.
Risālah fī al-ʻilm al-ladunī wa-al-kasbīهذه الرسالة المسماة بالعرشيةهذا كتاب اسرار الايات

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. 2Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 670-6 ; S I 924-33 ; S III 1245-7Princeton Near East Collections B753.M83 M374 1897 (Majmūʻah, opening with Kitāb al-Mashāʻir of Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī). [Tehran], 1897.Āghā Buzurg al-Ṭihrānī. al-Dharīʻah ilá taṣānīf al-Shīʻah, no.1374 vol.13 p.368Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 442

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