Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 932

Title:

[Sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam ...etc.,1359, i.e. 1940].[شرح فصوص الحكم ...الخ,1359ه، 1940م].

Author:

ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī,-1330?عبد الرزاق القاشاني.

Place/Date of Production:

[1940].

Size:

102 leaves :paper ;310 x 210 mm. bound to 320 x 220 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of selections from the commentary by ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī (d.1330?) on Ibn ʻArabī's Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam followed by 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 (seemingly incomplete transcript with commentary, likely that of the copyist).

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):قانون الاشراقيين في بيان الشأن الآلهيTitle from heading at opening of second work on p.37:هذا هو الكتاب المستطاب المعروف بالمجلي الموسوم بمسلك الافهام والنور المنجي من الظلامTitle of second work from heading at opening on p.37 and in GAL:مجليMujallīمجلي مرآة المنجيقانون الاشراقيين

Subject(s):

Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Ishrāqīyah--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Shīʻah--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ibn al-ʻArabī,--1165-1240.--Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam.
Ibn Abī Jumhūr al-Aḥsāʼī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī,--d. ca. 1473.--Nūr al-munjī min al-ẓalām.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

[Sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam] "اعلم ان الشأن الآلهي والامر التدبيري دوري فان الحضرة الاحدية اذا اقتضت التعين الاول والعين الواحدة المسماة في لسان اهل الذوق بالبرزخ الجامع الجامع [كذا] بين احكام الوجوب والامكان المحيط بالطرفين ..." ; [Mujlī] "يا ذا المن الجسيم والطول العظيم والشأن القويم والامر الحكيم ..."

Explicit:

[Sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam] "ثم قبلت بعد ذلك صور بعد صور فان لا يمكن لاحد ان يرى الهيولي لانها تدلست [؟] صور كثيرة فهي خفية تحتها لا ينالها شيء من ... البتة الى هنا وقف قلم الكتاب وكان خاتمة هذا الكتاب المستطاب والله اعلم بالصواب واليه المرجع والمآب" ; [Mujlī] "وانت اذا حققت ذلك عرفت ما فيه من ... الكثرة والغراء [؟] الصور"

Colophon:

[Sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam] "Scribal," reads "تم نسخه في الثامن من جمادى الاولى احد شهور سنة ١٣٥٩ الموافق للرابع عشر من يونيو ١٩٤٠ وللسابع من بؤنه ١٦٥٦"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

1. p.1-p.36 : [selections from Sharḥ Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam opening with al-Qānūn al-thālith fī Bayān al-shaʼn al-ilāhī] / ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī.
2. p.37-p.204 : Hādhā huwa al-Kitāb al-mustaṭāb al-maʻrūf bi-al-Mujallī al-mawsūm bi-Maslak al-afhām wa-al-Nūr al-munjī min al-ẓalām / Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī Ibn Abī Jumhūr al-Aḥsāʼī.

Physical Details:
Collation:

Two pages between sections of opening selections left blank (see pp.12-13) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 26-28 lines per page.

Script:

Ruqʻah ; compact hand in a thin to medium line (line thickness changes) ; serifless and freely ligatured with slight effect of tilt to the right, mainly closed counters, pointing 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 black textured cloth with black leather over spine (quarter binding) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in pale pink and green ; spine gold-stamped with title and decorative accents over raised bands "قانون الاشراقيين" ; overall in fairly good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 81

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.36, transcription of opening selections completed 8 Jumada I 1359, corresponding to 14 June 1940 and 7 Baʼūnah 1656. 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 7973" ; UM Library inscription on 'title page' (p.1) "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; marginal glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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

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 442Brockelmann, 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, ed. 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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