Isl. Ms. 928


[Kitāb al-Mujlī,193-?].[كتاب المجلي،193-م?].


Ibn Abī Jumhūr al-Aḥsāʼī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī,-approximately 1473.ابن ابي جمهور الاحسائي، محمد بن علي.

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97 leaves :paper ;312 x 215-220 mm. bound to 321 x 225 mm.


Careful though acephalous copy (seemingly completing the text which appears in Isl. Ms. 921) of what appears to be Ibn Abī Jumhūr's (d. after 1499) Kitāb al-Mujlī or Mujlī mirʼāt al-Nūr al-munjī, a supercommentary upon his own kalām work, Maslak al-afhām fī ʻilm al-kalām and its commentary, al-Nūr al-munjī min al-ẓalām. Compare close (pp.192-193) with pp.584-585 in the 2008 reprint of Aḥmad al-Shīrāzī's lithograph edition.

Other Title(s):

Mujlī.Selectionsمجلي.مختاراتTitle from inscription in pencil at opening (p.1):تحقيق مذاهب الشيعةTaḥqīq madhāhib al-Shīʻahتحقيق مذاهب الشيعةمجلي مرآة النور المنجي


Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Shīʻah--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ibn Abī Jumhūr al-Aḥsāʼī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī,--d. ca. 1473.--Nūr al-munjī min al-ẓalām.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"ثم تمثل بقول الاعشي اشتان ما يومي على كورها ويوم حيان اخي جابر فيا عجبا بينا هو يستقيلها في حياته اذ عقدها لآخر بعد وفاته لشد ما تشطرا ضرعيها فصيرها في حوزة خشناء يغلط كلهما ويخشن مسها ..."


"خاتمة الكتاب المسطاب الذي هو ثمرة الالباب ولباب اللباب وفصل الخطاب ثم اني اختم كتابي فاقول اعلم ايدك الله ونفعك بما تعلم وتعمل ... وقد فرغت من تسويده في اواخر شهر جمادى الاخرى احد شهور سنة خمس وتسعين وثمانمائة بالمشهد العلوي ... انك بالاجابة جدير وعلى كل شيء قدير"


"Authorial," reads "وقد فرغت من تسويده في اواخر شهر جمادى الاخرى احد شهور سنة خمس وتسعين وثمانمائة بالمشهد العلوي..."


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Physical Details:

Pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written mainly in 24-27 lines per page.


Ruqʻah ; quick, compact 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, pointing somewhat careless and in strokes rather than distinct dots, final yāʼ usually unpointed.


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Wove paper of a few different types, lined and unlined.


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 "تحقيق | مذاهب الشيعة | للطاهر الخلي | 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. 77


As appears in authorial colophon on p.193, composition completed in Mashhad in the latter part of Jumādá II 895 [May 1490]. Lacks dated scribal colophon, though likely copied in Egypt in the late 1930s 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 7969" ; UM Library inscription on 'title page' (p.3) "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on verso of final leaf (p.194) "231 / 53" ; marginal glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

Heyworth-Dunne, J. (James), former owner.

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL, S II 272Āghā Buzurg al-Ṭihrānī. al-Dharīʻah ilá taṣānīf al-Shīʻah, no.1726 vol.20 p.13Madelung, W. "Ibn ABĪ ḎJ̲UMHŪR al-AḤSĀʾĪ, Muḥammad b. ʿAlī b. Ibrāhīm b. Ḥasan b. Ibrāhīm b. Ḥasan al-Had̲j̲arī." in EI2, vol. XII, p.380, col.1Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī ibn Abī Jumhūr al-Aḥsāʼī. Mujlī mirʼāt al-munjī fī al-kalām wa-al-ḥikmatayn wa-al-taṣawwuf. Reprint of lithograph edition by Aḥmad al-Shīrāzī, introduction and indices by Sabine Schmidtke. Tihrān, 2008.

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

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