Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 1032

Title:

[al-Risālah al-qudsīyah fī al-ʻaqāʼid ... etc.,17th or 18th century].[الرسالة القدسية في العقائد ... الخ,القرن 17 او 18م].

Author:

Ghazzālī,1058-1111.غزالي.

Place/Date of Production:

[16-- or 17--].

Size:

50 leaves :paper ;210 x 125 (140 x 65) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of al-Ghazālī's (d.1111) work on the articles of faith taken from his Iḥyāʼ ʻulūm al-dīn, preceded by a work on the unity of God (also attributed to him), a work on ʻilm al-nafs of Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Asʻad al-Dawānī (d.1502 or 3) and an anonymous work on fiqh.

Other Title(s):

كتاب التصوف والرسالة القدسية في العقايدQawāʻid al-ʻaqāʼidقواعد العقائدهذه كتاب من العقايدTadhkirahتذكرة

Subject(s):

Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Early works to 1800.
Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from 'title page' for final work on p.73 and spine label.

Incipit:

[Risālah fī taḥqīq kalimat al-tawḥīd] "الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد واله اجمعين رب تمم بالخير قال الشيخ جمال الاسلام احمد بن محمد بن محمد الغزالي رضي الله عنه جاء في الحديث الصحيح والنقل الصريح الوارد عن سيد البشر محمد المصطفى صلى الله عليه وسلامه انه قال اخبارا عن الله تعالى كلمة التوحيد لا اله الا الله حصني فمن دخل حصني امن من عذابي ..." ; [Risālah fī ʻilm al-nafs] "الحمد لله الذي لا يخيب من بابه امل ولا يحرم عن جنابه عامل ... اما بعد فهذه رسالة حرر في علم النفس وجعلتها ثلاثة فصول ..." ; [al-Tadhkirah] "الحمد لله رب العالمين والعاقبة للمتقين والصلوة على نبيه محمد واله اجمعين اما بعد فهذا مختصر رتبته على قسمين احدهما في اصول الكلام على طريق اهل السنة والجماعة وهم اصحاب امامنا العلامة ابي الحسن الاشعري رحمه الله وثانيها في علم الاصول الفقه وسميته بالتذكرة مستعينا بالله باتمامه ..." ; [al-Risālah al-qudsīyah fī al-ʻaqāʼid] "الحمد لله الذي ميز عصابة السنة بانوار اليقين وآثر رهط الحق بالهداية الى دعائم الدين ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.4-p.48 : [Risālah fī taḥqīq kalimat al-tawḥīd] / al-Ghazālī.
2. p.49-p.61 : [Risālah fī ʻilm al-nafs] / Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Asʻad al-Dawwānī.
3. p.62-p.73 : al-Tadhkirah.
4. p.73-p.101 : al-Risālah al-qudsīyah fī al-ʻaqāʼid / al-Ghazālī.

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 2 V(20), V+2 (32), V (42), IV (50), i ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).

Layout:

Written in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; neat, carefully executed Ottoman hand in a medium line ; mainly serifless with effect of tilt to the left, rounded with curvilinear descenders, pointing (for two and three dots) in strokes rather than distinct dots, open and closed counters, some sweeping descenders, final yāʼ usually unpointed.

Decoration:

Keywords and section headings rubricated (mainly opening work).

Support:

European laid paper mainly with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks of three stylized hats (tre cappelli, see p.32-33, 93-95, etc.) and "VG" (see p.36, 76-77, 84, etc.), dense and sturdy though not especially thick, crisp and transluscent, well-burnished, some leaves tinted light brown or buff ; flyleaves and opening

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark red brown leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in yellow-tinted laid paper ; lower cover carries tooled border and central rule ; sewn in heavy cream thread, two stations ; paper label on spine describes contents "كتاب في التصوف لحجة الاسلام ... والرسالة القدسية في العققايد [اي العقايد]" ; overall in quite poor condition with upper cover entirely lost, abrasion, staining, etc. ; repairs to spine in small pieces of striped textile at head and tail ; housed in carboard portfolio case for protection.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 181

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; paper, etc. would suggest mid to late 17th or 18th century. Dated ownership statement on back flyleaf (p.103) provides a terminus ante quem of 1778.

Ownership and History:

Statements on front flyleaf (p.1) dated 1 Jumādá I 1200 [ca. 2 March 1786] dated 1 Rabīʻ I 1205 [November 1790], notes and excerpts including list of commentaries on front flyleaf (pp.1-2) and 'title page' (p.3) ; ownership statement on back flyleaf (p.103) in name of Muḥammad Amīn ibn Munlā Walī al-Ḥanafī al-Māturīdī al-Qādirī (محمد امين بن منلا ولى الحنفى الماتريدى القادرى / Mehmet Emin bin Munla Veli) dated 1192 [1778] accompanied by partially effaced oval seal impression ; on back flyleaf (p.104) death notice dated 27 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1200 [October 1786] for a son Muḥammad (Mehmet / محمد ) aged 14 months ; occasional marginal corrections and collation marks (بلغ) ; UM Library inscription "Spec. Coll. Lib. 690713-156 Sulaiman 1968" on back flyleaf (p.104).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

07--Ghazzālī,--1058-1111.--Risālah fī taḥqīq kalimat al-tawḥīd.
07--غزالي.--رسالة في تحقيق كلمة التوحيد.
08--Dawwānī, Muḥammad ibn Asʻad,--1426 or 7-1512 or 13.--Risālah fī ʻilm al-nafs.
08--دواني، محمد بن اسعد.--رسالة في علم النفس.
هذه كتاب من العقايدTadhkirahتذكرة

Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

11 Mehmet Emin bin Munla Veli, fl. 1778, former owner. 11 محمد امين بن منلا ولى, مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Sulaiman Purchase Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 419 ff. ; S I 744 ff.Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 217 no.73 ; S II 307Āghā Buzurg al-Ṭihrānī. al-Dharīʻah ilá taṣānīf al-Shīʻah,no.2084, v.15

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Posted by evyn on December 7, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Sulaiman Purchase Collection

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