Isl. Ms. 930


[al-Taʻlīm al-intiqādī ... etc.,193-?].[التعليم الانتقادي ... الخ,193-م?].


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86 leaves :paper ;312 x 210 mm. bound to 321 x 217 mm.


Careful copy of a work on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) addressing education, ethics, practical reason, history, etc. followed by what appears to be extracts from Ibn ʻArabī's (d.1240) Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam with commentary (anonymous and presumably that of ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī, d.1330?, see p.98).

Other Title(s):

تعليم الانتقاديMin Sharḥ al-Kāshānī ʻalá al-Fuṣūṣ li-Ibn ʻArabīمن شرح الكاشاني على الفصوص لابن عربي


Practical reason.
Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Metaphysics--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Kant, Immanuel,--1724-1804.
Ibn al-ʻArabī,--1165-1240.--Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from heading at opening on p.1.


"ان القضية التي تضمنت المسائل العظام المنطوية تحت نظرية العلم والتي لمست اساس الحضور والحقيقة وعرضت نفسها على كنت من جديد بوسيلة قراءته ..."


"لا يقال فيه ان لا يسع نفسه ... والله يقول الحق وهو يهدي السبيل"


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1. p.1-p.28 : [work on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant opening with "al-Taʻlīm al-intiqādī"].
2. p.29-p.171 : [extracts from Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam with commentary] / Ibn al-ʻArabī.

Physical Details:

Pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written mainly in 26-29 lines per page.


Ruqʻah ; quick, compact hand in a thin to medium line (line thickness changes) ; serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, slight effect of inclination to the left and of words descending to baseline, pointing somewhat careless and in strokes rather than distinct dots, final yāʼ usually unpointed.


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Ruled / lined wove paper of two types.


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 "التعليم الانتقادي | 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. 79


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 7971" ; UM Library inscription on 'title page' (p.1) "Dunning Fd | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on verso of final leaf (p.172) "231 / 53" ; marginal glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

07--Ibn al-ʻArabī,--1165-1240.--Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam.--Selections.
07--ابن العربي.--فصوص الحكم.--مختارات.
08--ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī,---1330?--Sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam.
08--عبد الرزاق القاشاني.--شرح فصوص الحكم.
Min Sharḥ al-Kāshānī ʻalá al-Fuṣūṣ li-Ibn ʻArabīمن شرح الكاشاني على الفصوص لابن عربي


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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 441 ff.

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

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