Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 527

Title:

[al-Fatḥ al-Qudsī wa-al-kashf al-unsī wa-al-manhaj al-qarīb ilá liqāʼ al-ḥabīb ... etc.,18th century].[الفتح القدسي والكشف الانسي والمنهج القريب الى لقاء الحبيب ... الخ,القرن 18م].

Author:

Bakrī, Muṣṭafá,1687 or 8-1748 or 9.بكري، مصطفى.

Place/Date of Production:

[1710-1783].

Size:

98 leaves :paper ;155 x 111 (115-125 x 73-75) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of the prayerbook of the Arab author and mystic Muṣṭfá ibn Kamāl al-Dīn ibn ʻAlī al-Ṣiddīqī al-Khalwatī al-Ḥanafī al-Bakrī (d.1749) including al-Fatḥ al-Qudsī or Wird al-saḥar followed by a list of the ṣaḥābah or Companions of the Prophet who took part in the battle of Badr.

Other Title(s):

Wird al-saḥarورد السحرAṣḥāb Badrاصحاب بدر

Subject(s):

Khalwatīyah--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Sufism--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from 'title page' (p.13) and opening matter on (p.15).

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي اورد [من اراد] المقام المورود وخص اهل الاوراد من العباد بنفحات الجود ... وبعد فاعلم ايها المريد الملازم على اقتطاف ازهار الاوراد من رياض الامداد في حضرة الاسعاد اني لما رايت النفوس متعشقة في ذلك راغبة فيما هنالك لتنوير المسالك عز [عن] لي ان اضع للاخوان وردا يقتبسون من نوره في حندس الاوهام ... فهذا ورد يتلي في السحر نافع ان شاء الله تعالى لمن واظب عليه مع التدبر لمعانيه والتفهم لمبانيه فتح به على العبد الفقير والعاجز الحقير مصطفى بن كمال الدين بن علي بن كمال الدين الصديقي نسبا الخلوتي طريقة الحنفي مذهبا وكان ذلك في اوائل شهر ربيع الاول ايام زيارتنا لبيت المقدس في سنة الف ومائة واثنين وعشرين وسميته بالفتح القدسي والكشف الانسي والمنهج القريب الى لقاء الحبيب وكمل في مجلس لطيف واضفت اليه بعد ذلك قصيدة ميمية فتح بها علي سابقا وصلوات على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم زدتهم الان وقصيدتي التي سميتها سابقا بالمنبلجة في الطريقة المنبلجة التي على وزن المتفرجة وزدته بعض توسلات وقد رتبته على حروف المعجم في اوائل توسلاته ليوكن ذلك اسهل في حفظ كلماته ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

[Aṣḥāb Badr] "محرره الفقير الحقير ابراهيم الحماصي الاصل نهار الخميس ... محرم في سنة ١١٩٨"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.5-p.12 : [blank].
2. p.13-p.172 : al-Fatḥ al-qudsī wa-al-kashf al-unsī wa-al-manhaj al-qarīb ilá liqāʼ al-ḥabīb / Muṣṭafá ibn Kamāl al-Dīn ibn ʻAlī al-Ṣiddīqī al-Khalwatī al-Ḥanafī al-Bakrī.
3. p.173 : [blank].
4. p.174-p.197 : [Aṣḥāb Badr].
5. p.198-p.208 : [mainly blank, with an inventory, etc. in pencil].

Physical Details:
Collation:

iv, 8 V(80), VI+1 (93), II+1 (98) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes added flyleaves and inserts).

Layout:

Written in 15 and 9 lines per page ; for sections in verse written area divided to two columns ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; clear, somewhat stiff Syrian [?] hand ; partially seriffed with occasional right-sloping head-serifs on free-standing alif, deviating little from vertical, elongation of horizontal strokes, curvilinear descenders, some sweeping tails, pointing mainly in distinct dots though shīn marked with rightward-tilting inverted caret, alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ, kāf mashqūqah preferred, lām-alif ligature often forming a closed loop ; list of the Companions who took part in the battle of Badr in a different hand.

Decoration:

Keywords, notabilia (side-heads), and section headings rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs and three inverted commas.

Support:

European laid paper, mainly with 11 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 22-24 mm. apart (vertical), and watermark of grapes (raisin) with cartouche and crown above (see p.28, 54, 110, etc.), thin and transluscent, beige in color, lightly burnished ; another type with 9 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 21-22 mm. apart (vertical) and crown-star-crescent watermark (see p.156) ; some staining.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in tan leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped mandorla (filled with vegetal composition, compare Déroche class. OSd 3 and OSd 9), pendants and corner pieces ; design continues on envelope flap ; sewn in white thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in magenta and light yellow, good condition ; overall in fair condition though with considerable abrasion, some staining, etc. and ill-fitting (fore edge flap far too small and perhaps shrunk).

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (pp.1-2) -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas (pp.3-4).

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 265" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears at opening on p.15, composition completed in the first part of Rabīʻ I 1122 [May 1710]. Lacks scribal colophon, though perhaps transcribed before the author's death in 1749. Paper certainly suggests 18th century and date of transcription for closing text provides a terminus ante quem of 1783. As appears in colophon on p.197, subsequent text listing the ṣaḥābah or Companions of the Prophet who took part in the battle of Badr copied by Ibrāhīm al-Ḥamāṣī ( ابراهيم الحماصي ) in Muḥarram 1198 [November-December 1783].

Ownership and History:

Occasional marginal corrections ; notabilia (side-heads) marking the sections organized alphabetically.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

Wird al-saḥarورد السحرAṣḥāb Badrاصحاب بدر

Scribe(s):

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

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 349-350, no.14 ; S II 477 no.14

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Posted by evyn on January 31, 2011
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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