Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 976

Title:

Hādhihi Majmūʻah taḥtawī ʻalá Shadhrah tārīkhīyah wa-Risālat al-Ajwibah al-Ṣadrīyah ʻan al-asʼilah al-Naṣīrīyah al-Khusrawīyah wa-Risālat al-Ajwibah al-Ṣadrīyah ayḍan ʻan al-masāʼil al-Jīlānīyah wa-Risālat al-Nuqṭah lil-Ṣadr ayḍan,[193-?].هذه مجموعة تحتوي على شذرة تاريخية ورسالة الاجوبة الصدرية عن الاسئلة النصيرية الخسروية ورسالة الاجوبة الصدرية ايضا عن المسائل الجيلانية ورسالة النقطة للصدر ايضا,[193-م?].

Author:

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Place/Date of Production:

[193-?].

Size:

28 leaves :paper ;230 x 180 mm. bound to 240 x 185 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of a collection (majmūʻah) of works opening with an excerpt on history followed by Asrār al-nuqṭah of Sayyid ʻAlī Hamadānī (d.1385) (here attributed to Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī) and two philosophical works by Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī (d.1640).

Other Title(s):

مجموعة شذرة تاريخية ورسائلRisālat al-Nuqtahرسالة النقطة

Subject(s):

World history.
Historiography--Arab countries.
Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

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

Incipit:

[Shadhrah tārīkhīyah] "مقدمة في علم التاريخ وفائدته واقامه التاريخ علم يتضمن ذكر الوقائع ولا سيما ما كان منها متعلقا بالامم والاقاليم مع تعيين اوقاتها وبيان اسبابها ومسبباتها ..." ; [Risālat al-Nuqtah ] "الحمد لله الذي ظهر بما شاء لمن شاء بمشيئته الازلية ... اما بعد فلما شاع بين اهل العلوم ان ارفع العلوم واشرفها علم التوحيد ..." ; [Risālat al-Ajwibah al-Ṣadrīyah ʻan al-asʼilah al-Naṣīrīyah al-Khusrawīyah ] "الحمد لمنور النفوس بانوار العلم والقرآن وهادي الخلائق بارسال الرسول وانزال القرآن ... وبعد فان الحكيم ... نصير الملة والدين محمد الطوسي ... قد بعث رسالة الى بعض معاصريه وهو الفاضل ... شمس الدين الخسرو شاهي ..." ; [Risālat al-Ajwibah al-Ṣadrīyah ʻan al-masāʼil al-Jīlānīyah] "هذه رسالة كتبها الاستاذ صدر الافاضل الى الفاضل مولانا الشمس الجيلاني ..."

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.2-p.20 : Shadhrah tārīkhīyah.
2. p.21 : [blank].
3. p.22-p.28 : Risālat al-Nuqtah / lil-Ṣadr ayḍan [ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Hamadhānī].
4. p.29-p.41 : Risālat al-Ajwibah al-Ṣadrīyah ʻan al-asʼilah al-Naṣīrīyah al-Khusrawīyah / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī.
5. p.42-p.55 : Risālat al-Ajwibah al-Ṣadrīyah ʻan al-masāʼil al-Jīlānīyah / Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī.

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, XIV (28), i ; a single gathering of fourteen bifola ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written mainly in 19 lines per page.

Script:

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

Decoration:

Occasional overlining, headings and glosses (including signes de renvoi) rubricated.

Support:

Lined / ruled 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 "مجموعة شذرة تاريخية ورسائل | J.H.D." ; sewn in heavy white thread, seemingly in four stations ; overall in fairly good condition with minor curvature in boards (negative draw in upper board, positive draw in lower board).

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 125

Origin:

Lacks dated scribal colophon ; likely copied in Egypt in the late 1930s 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. 7920" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; occasional corrections and marginal glosses, many in red ink.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Hamadhānī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad,--1314-1385.--Asrār al-nuqṭah.
05--صدر الدين شيرازي، محمد بن ابراهيم.--اسرار النقطة.
07--Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Risālat al-Ajwibah al-Ṣadrīyah ʻan al-asʼilah al-Naṣīrīyah al-Khusrawīyah.
07--صدر الدين شيرازي، محمد بن ابراهيم.--رسالة الاجوبة الصدرية عن الاسئلة النصيرية الخسروية.
08--Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1641.--Risālat al-Ajwibah al-Ṣadrīyah ʻan al-masāʼil al-Jīlānīyah.
08--صدر الدين شيرازي، محمد بن ابراهيم.--رسالة الاجوبة الصدرية عن المسائل الجيلانية.
Risālat al-Nuqtahرسالة النقطة

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,II 221 ; S II 311Brockelmann, 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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