Isl. Ms. 940


Talkhīṣ Kitāb Shawāhid al-rubūbīyah,[1938].تلخيص كتاب شواهد الربوبية,[1938م].


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

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33 leaves :paper ;311 x 209 mm. bound to 319 x 215 mm.


Careful copy of an abridgement of the Shawāhid al-rubūbīyah, one of Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī's (d.1641) last works summarizing his main teachings.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):شواده الربوبيةشواهد الربوبية


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




Ms. codex.
Title from heading at opening on p.2.


"مقدمة ان حقيقة الانسان حقيقة جمعية وحدتها كوحدة العالم وحدة تأليفية ذات مراتب واطوار كثيرة من التجرد والتجسم ..."


"وهذا الروح هو الذي قوبل بالملائكة جميعهم والى هنا تم المرام فاح مسك الختام ولاح بدر التمام"


"Scribal," reads "وكان الفراغ من تسويد هذه الاوراق في غرة السنة ... الهجرية سنة ١٩٣٨ والله يتولانا ... ويوفقنا كافية السعادة وحسن الختام"


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Physical Details:

Pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 26-27 lines per page.


Ruqʻah ; quick, compact hand in a medium to bold line ; serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, 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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Lined / ruled wove paper ; some cockling.


Boards covered in black cloth with black leather over spine (quarter binding) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in pink and green ; spine gold-stamped with title and decorative accents over raised bands "شواهد | الربوبية" ; overall in fairly good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 89


As appears in colophon on p.65, transcription completed at the first of the Hijrī year corresponding to 1938 [i.e. March 1938]. 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 8340" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; numerous marginal glosses in the hand of the copyist.

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,II 413 ; S II 589MacEoin, D. "Mullā Ṣadrā S̲H̲īrāzī Ṣadr 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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