Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 975

Title:

Mulakhkhaṣ muʻẓam mā kutiba ʻalá al-Hayākil al-nūrīyah al-Suhrawardīyah,[193-?].ملخص معظم ما كتب على الهياكل النورية السهروردية,[193-م?].

Author:

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Place/Date of Production:

[193-?].

Size:

30 leaves :paper ;224 x 178 mm. bound to 233 x 184 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of a concise selection of commentaries on Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyá ibn Ḥabash al-Suhrawardī’s (d.1191) Hayākil al-nūr, opening with excerpts from Jalāl al-Dīn al-Dawānī's (d.1502 or 3) Shawākil al-ḥūr.

Other Title(s):

تلخيص شروح هياكل النور

Subject(s):

Sufism--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Ishrāqīyah--Early works to 1800.
Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Suhrawardī, Yaḥyá ibn Ḥabash,--1152 or 3-1191.--Hayākil al-nūr.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).

Incipit:

"يا من نصب رايات آيات قدرته على كواهل هياكل الممكنات واودع اسرار حكمته فى قوابل شواكل الكائنات ..."

Explicit:

"اي من الحواس الباطنة القوة الفكرية المرتبة في البطن الاوسط من الدماغ وهي التي بها التركيب والتفصيل والاستنباط"

Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

Pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written mainly in 33-41 lines per page.

Script:

Naskh with influence of ruqʻah ; compact modern hand in a thin to medium line ; serifless and freely ligatured with effect of inclination to the left, curvilinear descenders, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, final yāʼ usually unpointed.

Decoration:

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Support:

Wove paper.

Binding:

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 "تلخيص شروح هياكل النور | السهروردى | 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. 124

Origin:

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. 7919" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on verso of final leaf (p.60) "231 / 53" ; a few interlinear corrections in same black ink.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Dawwānī, Muḥammad ibn Asʻad,--1426 or 7-1512 or 13.--Shawākil al-ḥūr.--Selections.
05--دواني، محمد بن اسعد.--شواكل الحور.--مختارات.

Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 437 ; II 217Lambton, A.K.S. "al-Dawānī, Muḥammad b. Asʿad Ḏj̲alāl al-Dīn." In EI2,vol.II, p.173, col.1

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

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