Isl. Ms. 936


Risālat al-Mashāʿir,[193-?].رسالة المشاعر,[193-م?].


Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,-1641.صدر الدين شيرازى، محمد بن ابراهيم.

Place/Date of Production:



24 leaves :paper ;338 x 230 mm. bound to 345 x 238 mm.


Careful copy of Kitāb al-Mashāʻir, the work on ontology by Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī (d.1641), renowned philosopher of the Ṣafavid period, followed by a brief treatise attributed to Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūṣī (d.1274), Risālah fī māhīyat al-ʻilm wa-al-ʻālim wa-al-maʻlūm (see pp.46-47).

Other Title(s):

رسالة المشاعر


Ontology--Early works to 1800.
Metaphysics--Early works to 1800.
Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1) and heading at opening on p.2.


"نفتتح جدنا ونعوذ بعفوه من عقابه ... الرسالة الصدرية نحمد الله ونستعين بقوته التي اقام بها ملكوت الارض والسماء وبكلمته التي انشأ بها نشأتي الاولى والآخرة البداية والانتهاء على تهذيب القوى القابلة للاستكمال ... وبعد فاقل الخلائق قدرا وجرما واكثرهم خطأ وجرما محمد المشتهر بصدر الدين يقول ايها الاخوان السالكون الى الله بنور العرفان ..."


"ولا نسيان وذلك فضل الله يؤتيه من يشاء والله ذو الفضل العظيم والمن الجليل وحسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل نعم المولى ونعم النصير تمت الرسالة بعون صاحب الرفعة والعظمة والجلالة والحمد لله رب العالمين"


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Physical Details:

i, 2 V(20), II (24), i (as suggested by quire numbering, sewing difficult to examine) ; two quinions followed by a binion ; quire numbering in the form of Hindu-Arabic numerals accompanied by letter kāf (ك) appearing on the opening recto of each gathering from the second (see pp.21, 41) ; pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 26 lines per page.


Ruqʻah ; compact hand in a medium line ; serifless and freely ligatured with slight effect of tilt to the right, mainly closed counters, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots.


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Lined / ruled wove paper.


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 "رسالة المشاعر | الشيرازي | 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. 85


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 7977" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on verso of final leaf (p.48) "231 / 53" ; numerous marginal glosses in the hand of the copyist.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

07--Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--1201-1274.--Risālah fī ḥaqīqat al-ʻilm wa-al-ʻālim wa-al-maʻlūm.
07--طوسي، نصير الدين محمد بن محمد.--رسالة في حقيقة العلم والعالم والمعلوم.


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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 413 ; S II 588 ff.MacEoin, D. "Mullā Ṣadrā S̲H̲īrāzīṢadr al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm Ḳawāmī S̲h̲īrāzī." In EI2,vol. VII, p.547, col. 2

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

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