Isl. Ms. 994


al-Fuṣūl fī al-uṣūl,[190-?].الفصول في الاصول,[190-م?].


ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī,d. 1330?عبد الرزاق القاشاني.

Place/Date of Production:



36 leaves :paper ;165 x 103 mm. bound to 172 x 107 mm.


Careful copy of the shorter version of the concise work on Ṣūfī terms, etc. by ʻAbd al-Razzāq al-Qāshānī (al-Kāshānī, al-Kāshī, d. between 1329–35).

Other Title(s):

Iṣṭilāḥāt al-Ṣūfīyahاصطلاحات الصوفيةفصول في الاصول


Sufism--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Dictionaries--Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Terminology--Dictionaries--Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




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


"الفصول في الاصول الفصل الأول فهرست الفصل الأول الألف الاتحاد الاتصال الاحد ... الفصل الاول الالف يشار بها الى الذات الاحدية اي الحق من حيث هو اول الاشياء في ازل الآزال ..."


"الغين ذهول عن الشهود مع صحة الاعتقاد والله الموفق للخير والسداد وهو ولي الهداية والارشاد تم"


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Physical Details:

i, 9 II (36), i ; exclusively binions ; pages between sections (each corresponding to one of the gatherings) left fully or partially blank (to serve as title pages, corresponding to the recto of the opening leaf of each gathering, see pp.1, 9, 17, 25, 33, 41, 49, 57, 65) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 14-19 lines per page.


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


Text executed entirely in red ink.


Machine laid paper (ruled / lined, see p.41 to close) and wove paper (see p.1-40), all with watermark of "GOUVERNEMENT EGYPTIEN" with star and crescent at center and other smaller crescents with three stars (see pp.2, 4, 6, 8, etc. and compare Walz, "The Paper trade of Egypt and the Sudan," p.91).


Boards covered in black textured cloth ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a geometric pattern (resembling a scale pattern) in olive green or dull gold ; cover gold-stamped with "الفصول في الاصول" ; gatherings trimmed with sewn in cream thread over two recessed cords ; overall in fairly good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 143


Lacks dated colophon ; paper, etc. would suggest transcription in Egypt, perhaps first decade of the 20th century. 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. 7938" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; occasional glosses.

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 204 ; S II 280Walz, Terence. "The Paper trade of Egypt and the Sudan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its re-export to the Bilad as-Sudan." In The Trans-Saharan book trade: manuscript culture, Arabic literacy, and intellectual history in Muslim Africa. Graziano Krätli and Ghislaine Lydon, Eds. (Leiden : Brill, 2011):73-108.

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

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muhammedforuc on paragraph 1:

اريد ان اطالع هذا الكتاب

August 14, 2013 10:05 am

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