Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 923

Title:

[Majmūʻat rasāʼil,1357, i.e. 1938].[مجموعة رسائل,1357ه، 1938م].

Author:

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

Place/Date of Production:

[1938].

Size:

250 leaves :paper ;310 x 212 mm. bound to 321 x 222 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of a collection (majmūʻah) of mainly philosophical and Ṣūfistic texts opening with excerpts from the commentaries by Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Asʻad al-Dawānī (d.1502 or 3) and Ghiyāth al-Dīn Manṣūr Dashtakī Shīrāzī (d.1542) on Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyá ibn Ḥabash al-Suhrawardī's (d.1191) Hayākil al-nūr.

Other Title(s):

شرح الدواني وشرح مير غياثSullam al-wuṣūl talkhīṣ Jāmiʻ al-uṣūlسلم الوصول تلخيص جامع الاصولMin Talkhīṣ li-kitāb ākhar fī al-muṣṭalaḥātمن تلخيص لكتاب آخر في المصطلاحاتTalkhīṣ Kitāb sharḥ al-iṣṭilāḥāt al-ʻirfānīyahتلخيص كتاب شرح الاصطلاحات العرفانيةخطبة عبد البهاء في كنيسة سان جورج في وستمنسترTanwīr al-afhām sharḥ Tahdhīb al-kalāmتنوير الافهام شرح تهذيب الكلام

Subject(s):

Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Ishrāqīyah--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Dictionaries--Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Terminology--Dictionaries--Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Bahai Faith.
Logic--Early works to 1800.
Arabic poetry--History and criticism.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Suhrawardī, Yaḥyá ibn Ḥabash,--1152 or 3-1191.--Hayākil al-nūr.
Taftāzānī, Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar,--1322-1389?--Tahdhīb al-manṭiq wa-al-kalām.
Koran.--Sūrat al-Nūr--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

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

Incipit:

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Explicit:

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Colophon:

"Scribal," reads "قد وقع الفراغ في يوم الثلاثاء الموافق ٢٧ من محرم ١٣٥٧ المطابق ليوم ٢٩ من مارس ١٩٣٨ والمصادف للعشرين من برمهات شهر الخيرات والبركات" ; "Scribal," reads "كمل هذا التلخيص في ثاني صفر الخير ١٣٥٧ ثالث ابريل ١٩٣٨ ٢٥ برمات ١٦٥٦"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.2-p.99 : Sharḥ al-Dawānī wa-Sharḥ Mīr Ghiyāth ʻalá al-Hayākil / Muḥammad ibn Asʻad al-Dawānī and Ghiyāth al-Dīn Manṣūr Dashtakī Shīrāzī.
2. p.100 : [blank].
3. p.101-p.125 : [Iṣṭilāḥāt al-Ṣūfīyah, or Sullam al-wuṣūl talkhīṣ Jāmiʻ al-uṣūl] / ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī.
4. p.126-p.127 : Min Talkhīṣ li-kitāb ākhar fī al-iṣṭilāḥāt.
5. p.128 : [blank].
6. p.129-p.144 : Talkhīṣ Kitāb sharḥ al-iṣṭilāḥāt al-ʻirfānīyah [appears to be a second, longer attempt at the preceding abrigdment].
7. p.145 : [text crossed out by copyist].
8. p.146-p.207 : [Selection of speeches and letters by ʻAbd al-Bahāʼ ʻAbbās Afandī opening with Khuṭbat ʻAbd al-Bahāʼ fī Kanīsat San Jūrj fī Wastminstar] / ʻAbduʼl-Bahá.
9. p.208 : [blank].
10. p.209-p.312 : Sharḥ al-Jalāl al-Dawānī ʻalá Hayākil al-nūr / Jalāl a-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Asʻad al-Dawānī.
11. p.313-p.356 : Risālat al-Mashāʻir / li-Ṣadr al-Mutaʼallihīn [Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī].
12. p.356-p.422 : [al-Ḥikmah al-ʻarshīyah] / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī.
13. p.422-p.424 : Tanwīr al-afhām sharḥ Tahdhīb al-kalām [excerpt, compare Isl. Ms. 988].
14. p.425-p.437 : Hayākil al-nūr / li-Shihāb al-Dīn Abī al-Futūḥ Yaḥyá ibn Ḥabash al-Suhrawardī.
15. p.438-p.487 : [Mishkāt al-anwār] / al-Ghazālī.
16. p.470-p.487 : Thālith al-qamarayn sharḥ baytay al-Raqmatayn / [ʻAbd al-Raḥīm ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān al-Suyūṭī].
17. p.487-500 : [excerpts from assorted treatises of Bahmanyār including Mā baʻda al-Ṭabīʻah and Risālah fī Marātib al-mawjūdāt] / Bahmanyār ibn al-Marzubān.

Physical Details:
Collation:

Pages between works left blank with some serving as 'title pages' (see pp.101, 129, 425) ; Pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization ; pagination in black ink and pencil, Hindu-Arabic numerals supplied for most of second work (pp.103-121) ; text of p.145 has been struck through by the copyist and is accompanied by a marginal note in which he explains his error.

Layout:

Written mainly in 26 lines per page.

Script:

Ruqʻah ; compact hand in thin to bold line (line thickness varies considerably) ; serifless and freely ligatured with slight effect of inclination to the right and of words descending to baseline, pointing somewhat careless and in strokes rather than distinct dots.

Decoration:

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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 "شرح الدواني | وشرح مير غياث | 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. 72

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.99, transcription of opening work completed 27 Muḥarram 1357, corresponding to 29 March 1938 and 20 Baramhāt [1654]. As appears in colophon on p.125, transcription of second work completed 2 Ṣafar 1357, corresponding to 3 April 1938 and 25 Baramāt 1656 [1654]. Likely copied 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 7964" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on ’title page’ (p.1) "231 / 53" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; marginal glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

02--Dawwānī, Muḥammad ibn Asʻad,--1426 or 7-1512 or 13.--Shawākil al-ḥūr.
02--دواني، محمد بن اسعد.--شواكل الحور.
04--Dashtakī Shīrāzī, Ghiyāth al-Dīn Manṣūr,--1461-1542.--Ishrāq Hayākil al-nūr.--Selections.
04--دشتكي شيرازي، غياث الدين منصور.--اشراق هياكل النور.--مختارات.
05--ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī,--d. 1330?--Iṣṭilāḥāt al-Ṣūfīyah.
05--عبد الرزاق القاشاني.--اصطلاحات الصوفية.
09--ʻAbduʼl-Bahá,--1844-1921.--Speeches.--Arabic.--Selections.
09--عبد البهاء.--خطب عبد البهاء في اوربا وامريكا.--مختارات.
11--ʻAbduʼl-Bahá,--1844-1921.--Correspondence.--Selections.
11--عبد البهاء.--رسائل.--مختارات.
12--Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Mashāʻir.
12--صدر الدين الشيرازي، محمد بن ابراهيم.--مشاعر.
13--Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Ḥikmah al-ʻarshīyah.
13--صدر الدين الشيرازي، محمد بن ابراهيم.--حكمة العرشية.
14--Suhrawardī, Yaḥyá ibn Ḥabash,--1152 or 1153-1191.--Hayākil al-nūr.
14--سهروردي، يحيى بن حبش.--هياكل النور.
16--Ghazzālī,--1058-1111.--Mishkāt al-anwār.
16--غزالي.--مشكاة الانوار.
17--Suyūṭī, ʻAbd al-Raḥīm ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān,--d. 1923?--Thālith al-qamarayn sharḥ baytay al-Raqmatayn al-shahīrayn.
17--سيوطي، عبد الرحيم بن عبد الرحمن.--ثالث القمرين شرح بيتي الرقمتين الشهيرين.
18--Bahmanyār ibn al-Marzubān, Abū al-Ḥasan,--d. 1065 or 6.--Mā baʻda al-Ṭabīʻah.
18--بهمنيار بن المرزبان، ابو الحسن،--ما بعد الطبيعة.
19--Bahmanyār ibn al-Marzubān, Abū al-Ḥasan,--d. 1065 or 6.--Risālah fī Marātib al-mawjūdāt.
19--مهمنيار بن المرزبان، ابو الحسن.--رسالة في مراتب الموجودات.
Sullam al-wuṣūl talkhīṣ Jāmiʻ al-uṣūlسلم الوصول تلخيص جامع الاصولMin Talkhīṣ li-kitāb ākhar fī al-muṣṭalaḥātمن تلخيص لكتاب آخر في المصطلاحاتTalkhīṣ Kitāb sharḥ al-iṣṭilāḥāt al-ʻirfānīyahتلخيص كتاب شرح الاصطلاحات العرفانيةخطبة عبد البهاء في كنيسة سان جورج في وستمنسترTanwīr al-afhām sharḥ Tahdhīb al-kalāmتنوير الافهام شرح تهذيب الكلام

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 217 ; S II 306 ff.Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 262 ; S I 464Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 413 ; S II 588-9Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 215 ; S II 302Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 419 ff. ; S I 744 ff.Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 458 ; S I 828Āghā Buzurg al-Ṭihrānī. al-Dharīʻah ilá taṣānīf al-Shīʻah, no.1726 vol.20 p.13no.404 vol.2Lambton, A.K.S. "al-Dawānī, Muḥammad b. Asʿad Ḏj̲alāl al-Dīn." In EI2,vol.II, p.173, col.1

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