Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 917

Title:

Hādhā Matn Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam,[1356, i.e. 1937].هذا متن فصوص الحكم،[1356ه، 1937م].

Author:

Ibn al-ʻArabī,1165-1240.ابن العربي.

Place/Date of Production:

[1937].

Size:

134 leaves :paper ;312 x 210 mm. bound to 322 x 218 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of Ibn ʻArabī's celebrated Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam, a collection of aphorisms summarizing the teaching of 28 prophets from Adam to Muḥammad. Leaves at the close of the codex (pp.263-267) carry text from Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam (section on Muḥammad / الفص المحمدي ) and may have been been misplaced when the manuscript was bound.

Other Title(s):

Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikamفصوص الحكمTitle from heading at opening (p.2):متن فصوص الحكم للشيخ الاكبرمتن فصوص الحكم

Subject(s):

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

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي انزل الحكم على قلوب الكلم باحدية الطريق الامم من المقام الاقدم ..."

Explicit:

"لا يسعه شيء لانه عين الاشياء وعين نفسه والشيء لا يقال فيه ان يسع نفسه ولا لا يسعها والله يقول الحق وهو يهدي السبيل تم "

Colophon:

"Scribal," reads "تم في صبيحة ٢٥ رمضان ١٣٥٦ ٢٨ نوفمبر ١٩٣٧ ١٩ هاتور"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

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

Physical Details:
Collation:

Pages between sections intentionally left blank or partially blank (for 'title pages,' see pp.1, 17, 37, 57, 77, 97, 117, 137, 157, 177, 197, 217, 237, and 257) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written mainly in 26 lines per page.

Script:

Ruqʻah ; quick, compact 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 ; bifolium carrying pp.259-261 loose.

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 "متن فصوص الحكم | ابن عربى | 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. 66

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.259, transcription completed 25 Ramaḍān 1356, corresponding to 28 November 1937 and 19 Hātūr [1654], likely in Egypt, and eventually 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 7958" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on opening 'title page' (p.1) "231 / 53" ; collation statement in pencil on opening 'title page' "عدده ١٦ جزء" ; marginal glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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

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 442 (11/12.)

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

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