Isl. Ms. 250


[Maslak al-iʻtidāl ilá fahm āyat khalq al-aʻmāl maʻa Sharḥ Naẓm al-durar fī muwāfaqāt ʻUmar,16th and 17th century?].[مسلك الاعتدال إلى فهم آية خلق الاعمال مع شرح نظم الدرر في موافقات عمر,القرن 16 والقرن 17م؟].


Kūrānī, Ibrāhīm ibn Ḥasan,1616 or 17-ca. 1690.كوراني، ابراهيم بن حسن.

Place/Date of Production:

[ca.1525 and ca.1665?].


38 leaves :paper ;215 x 157 (155 x 85-110) mm. bound to 220 x 160 mm.


Careful copy of a work on divine determination of human action by Burhān al-Dīn Ibrāhim ibn Ḥasan ibn Shihāb al-Dīn al-Kurdī al-Kūrānī al-Shahrizūrī thumma al-Madanī (d.1690) followed by a commentary by Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazzī (d.1577) on his own Naẓm al-durar fī muwāfaqāt ʻUmar.

Other Title(s):

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Free will and determinism--Religious aspects--Islam--Early works to 1800.
Predestination (Islam)--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor
Ghazzī, Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--1499-1577.--Naẓm al-durar fī muwāfaqāt ʻUmar.
ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb,--Caliph,--d. 644--Anecdotes.




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Title supplied by cataloguer.


[Maslak al-iʻtidāl] "الحمد لله الذي هدى الى توحيد الافعال في عين اثبات الكسب للعبد باذن الله العزيز الحكيم ... اما بعد فهذا بتوفيق الله مسلك الاعتدال الى فهم آية خلق الاعمال ينكشف فيه ان شاء الله اثبات الكسب للعبد باذن الله في عين توحيد الافعال ويظهر منه اختلال ما جرى عليه صاحب الكشاف بنا على قواعد الاعتزال ..." ; [ Sharḥ Naẓm al-durar fī muwāfaqāt ʻUmar] "الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ونستهديه ونؤمن به ونتوكل عليه ونسأله الخير كله ... وبعد فهذا تعليق على قصيدتي التي جمعت فيها موافقات امير المؤمنين عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه المسماة بنظم الدرر في موافقات عمر يبين مرادها ويتمم مفادها اجابة لسؤال من سألني في ذلك ..."


[Maslak al-iʻtidāl] "اقتضت الحكمة اظهارها جودا ورحمة وبالله التوفيق ولي النعمة والحمد لله رب العالمين قال المؤلف ابراهيم بن حسن الكوراني سامحه الله تعالى تم يوم الثلاثا عاشر ذي القعدة سنه ۱۰۷٥" ; [ Sharḥ Naẓm al-durar fī muwāfaqāt ʻUmar] "توفي سنة خمس وخمسين على اختلاف في وفاته عن ثلاث وسبعين ينة واكثر وقيل جاوز الثمانين رضي الله عنهم اجمعين وحسبنا الله اي كافينا ونعم الوكيل اي الحافظ"


[Maslak al-iʻtidāl] "Authorial," reads: "قال المؤلف ابراهيم بن حسن الكوراني سامحه الله تعالى تم يوم الثلثا عشار ذي القعدة سنه ۱۰۷٥" ; [ Sharḥ Naẓm al-durar fī muwāfaqāt ʻUmar] ; "Authorial," reads: "قال مؤلفه هذا اخر ما قصدنا ايراده من هذا الكتاب المبارك النافع ان شاء الله تعالى وكان الفراغ من تأليفه يوم الاثنين وقت الظهر تاسع عشر شهر الله المحرم الحرام عام اثنين وثلاثين وتسعمائة ... ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم"


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1. p.1-p.4 : [blank].
2. p.5-p.24 : Maslak al-iʻtidāl ilá fahm āyat khalq al-aʻmāl / Ibrāhīm ibn Ḥasan al-Kūrānī.
3. p.25-p.79 : Sharḥ Naẓm al-durar fī muwāfaqāt ʻUmar / Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazzī.
4. p.80 : [brief excerpt being a copy of a legal question raised before Ebusuud Efendi (d.1574) and the response].

Physical Details:

ii, V (10), V-1 (19), V (29), ii ; exclusively quinions (one anomalous) ; catchwords present ; quire numbering in the form of whole words in the upper outer corner of the recto of the opening leaf ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).


Written in 29 and 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; two main hands, distinct hand for each work ; opening work in a clear naskh, virtually serifless, with slight effect of tilt to the right and left, quite rounded with some elongation of horizontal strokes, curvilinear descenders, and pointing in distinct dots ; second work in a clear but larger and more spacious naskh, written in quite a thin line, virtually serifless displaying an open and horizontal character (elongated in the horizontal), with curvilinear but somewhat flattened descenders, kāf mashqūqah preferred, pointing in distinct dots.


Keywords and some abbreviation symbols rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red inverted commas.


European and non-European laid papers ; opening work on European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart (horizontal), and sturdy, medium cream in color, quite well-burnished ; second work on a non-European (likely Arab) laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical, fairly distinct) and chain lines grouped in threes with 13-14 mm. between chains and roughly 38 mm. between groups, quite sturdy, fairly thick, and well-burnished to glossy.


Pasteboards covered (faced) in a dark red, coated paper with dark brown leather over spine and edges/turn-ins (leather edged framed binding) ; Type III binding (without flap, two-piece with overlapping flanges visible at spine) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in a spring-green surface-dyed, coated wove paper ; upper and lower covers carry gold-painted rule-border ; sewn in yellow thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in red and yellow, good condition (protected by extended spine leather) ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"۷۷" on pasted label affixed to upper cover ; "491 T. D. M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis] on back flyleaf.


As appears in authorial colophon on p.24, composition (and transcription?) of opening work completed 10 Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1075 [ca. 25 May 1665]. As appears in colophon on p.79, composition of second work completed 19 Muḥarram 932 [ca. 5 November 1525] with transcription of this copy likely contemporary or completed shortly after given collation statements in the hand of the author.

Ownership and History:

Collation statements (likely in the hand of the author) attest that this copy was collated with the exemplar e.g. "بلغ مقابلة على اصل المؤلف وهذا خطه" (see p.31, 42, 53, 62) ; glosses and numerous marginal corrections (in second work) ; some notabilia (side-heads).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Ghazzī, Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--1499-1577.--Sharḥ Naẓm al-durar fī muwāfaqāt ʻUmar.
04--غزي, بدر الدين محمد بن محمد,--شرح نظم الدرر في موافقات عمر.


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Former Owner(s):

Abdülhamid, II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 417Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 299

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Posted by evyn on January 4, 2011
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued

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