Isl. Ms. 983


Qiṭaʻ min Dīwān Ibn al-Fāriḍ wa-al-Tāʼīyah al-kubrá wa-al-Burdah,[193-?].قطع من ديوان بن الفارض والتائية الكبرى والبردة,[193-م?].


Ibn al-Fāriḍ, ʻUmar ibn ʻAlī,1181 or 2-1235.ابن الفارض، عمر بن علي.

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42 leaves :paper ;202 x 130 mm. bound to 210 x 138 mm.


Carefully copied collection (majmūʻah) of poetic works opening with selections from the Dīwān of Ibn al-Fāriḍ (d.1235), followed by his celebrated Ṣūfī poem in tāʼ, Naẓm al-sulūk or al-Tāʼīyah al-kubrá and closing with al-Būṣīrī’s (d.1296?) celebrated poem in praise of the Prophet, al-Kawākib al-durrīyah fī madḥ khayr al-barīyah or Qaṣīdat al-Burdah.

Other Title(s):

Dīwān.Selectionsديوان.مختاراتTitle from inscription on verso of front flyleaf:تائية بن الفارضذكر اهل السلوك تائية ابن الفارضTāʼīyah al-kubráتائية الكبرى


Arabic poetry--750-1258.
Sufi poetry, Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Poetry--Early works to 1800.




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


[Qiṭaʻ min Dīwān Ibn al-Fāriḍ] "قصيدة لسبط الناظم عمر بن الفارض ضمنها ستة ابيات لجده قالها عند وفاته وهي من اشهر اشعاره نشرت في موكب العشاق اعلامي وكان قبلي بلى في الحب اعلامي ..." ; [al-Tāʼīyah al-kubrá] "سقتني حميا الحب راحة مقتلي وكأسي محيا من عن الحسن جلت ..." ; [al-Burdah] "الحمد لله منشئ الخلق من عدم ثم الصلاة على الختار في القدم آمن تذكر جيران بذي سلم مزجت ومعا جرى من مقلة بدم..."


[Qiṭaʻ min Dīwān Ibn al-Fāriḍ] "للماه عدت ظما كأصدى وارد منع الفرات وكنت اروى صادر" ; [al-Tāʼīyah al-kubrá] "من فضل ما اسارت شرب معاصري ومن كان قبلي فالفضائل فضلتي" ; [al-Burdah] "ما رنحت عذبات البان ريح صبا واطرب العيس حادي العيس بالنغم"


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Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!


1. p.1-p.32 : Qiṭaʻ min Dīwān Ibn al-Fāriḍ / ʻUmar ibn ʻAlī Ibn al-Fāriḍ.
2. p.33-p.68 : al-Tāʼīyah al-Fāriḍīyah al-kubrá / ʻUmar ibn ʻAlī Ibn al-Fāriḍ.
3. p.69-p.70 : [assorted excerpts].
4. p.71-p.83 : al-Qaṣīdah al-maʻrūfah bi-al-Burdah / Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Saʻīd al-Būṣīrī.

Physical Details:

i, 2 IV(16), V (26), III (32), I (34), IV (42), i ; pagination in black and red ink, Hind-Arabic numerals, first and second works (through page ١٤ of second work) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 17-23 lines per page with written area divided to two columns.


Naskh with influence of ruqʻah ; compact, modern hand in a thin to medium line ; partially but irregularly seriffed with right-sloping head-serif on occasional lām, slight effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, open and closed counters, pointing somewhat in strokes rather than distinct dots, final yāʼ usually unpointed.


Section headings and occasionally whole passages of text rubricated ; others in blue ink.


Machine wove and laid papers of several different types ; opening type (through p.32) machine wove with watermark "Alex. Pirie & Sons | EXTRA STRONG" (see pp.2, 4, etc. and pp.66, 68), grayish in color ; next type (through pp.33-52) machine laid, sturdy, beige in color, no watermarks visible ; next another machine laid type with watermark "PAPETERIE DE RENAGE" (see pp.53-54, 63-64) ; finally two machine wove types, sturdy and beige in color (see pp.55-62, 69 to close).


Boards covered in textured 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 "ذكر اهل السلوك تائية ابن الفارض" ; sewn in white thread over two recessed cords ; overall in fairly good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 132


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 numbers, "Ex Libris | J. Heyworth-Dunne | D. Lit. (London) | No. 7927" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; occasional glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Ibn al-Fāriḍ, ʻUmar ibn ʻAlī,--1181 or 2-1235.--Naẓm al-sulūk.
04--ابن الفارص، عمر بن علي.--نظم السلوك.
06--Būṣīrī, Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Saʻīd,--1213?-1296?--Burdah.
06--بوصيري, شرف الدين محمد بن سعيد.--بردة.
Tāʼīyah al-kubráتائية الكبرى


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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 262 ; S I 462 ff.Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 264

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

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