Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 942


1
Title:

[al-Juzʼ al-thānī min Anwār al-tanzīl wa-asrār al-taʼwīl,1145, i.e. 1732].[الجزء الثاني من انوار التنزيل واسرار التأويل التنزيل,1145ه، 1772م].

Author:

Bayḍāwī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmar,1286?بيضاوي، عبد الله بن عمر.

Place/Date of Production:

[1732?].

Size:

281 leaves :paper ;289 x 203 (228 x 126) mm. bound to 295 x 216 mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of what appears to be the second volume of al-Bayḍāwī's famous commentary on the Qurʼān, opening with Sūrat al-Kahf (18) verse 86, but due to a note on the incipit page (p.1) attributed to Abū al-Ḥasan Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān al-Bakrī al-Ṣiddīqī (d.1545) who composed several commentaries, one of which is entitled Tashīl al-sabīl fī fahm maʻānī al-tanzīl. Contributions to the examination and description of this manuscript provided by Ahmad Nazir Atassi.

Other Title(s):

Anwār al-tanzīl wa-asrār al-taʼwīl.juz 2انوار التنزيل واسرار التأويل.جزء 2جزء من التفسير الكبير

Subject(s):

Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Koran--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

"الى كعب الاحبار كيف يجد الشمس تغرب قال في ماء وطين كذلك تجده في التورية ووجد عندها عند تلك العين قوما قيل كان لباسهم جلود الوحش ..."

Explicit:

"في جميع احوالنا واعف عنا عفوا شاملا لذنوبنا يا ارحم الراحمين"

Colophon:

"Scribal," triangular, reads "تم التفسير بحمد الله تعالى ومعونته وحسن توفيقه وكان الفراغ من هذه النسخة الشريفة المباركة في يوم السبت المبارك ساتت [كذا] عشر شهر صفر الخير من شهور سنة الف ومائة وخمسة واربعين [مشطوبة] من بعد الهجرة النبوية على صاحبها افضل الصلاة واتم السلام وذلك على يد علي البيوتي الشافعي غفر الله له ولوالديه ولجميع المسلمين اجمعين والحمد لله رب العالمين"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

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

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, V-1 (9), 5 V(59), IV (67), 21 V(277), 4 (281), i ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 33 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; clear, compact Egyptian hand in a medium line ; serifless with only slight effect of tilt to the left, pointing in distinct dots, alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ, kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred.

Decoration:

Keywords and Qurʼānic text being commented upon rubricated ; written area surrounded by red double rule-border.

Support:

European laid paper with 10 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 22-24 mm. apart (vertical), and watermark with small six-pointed star (partially visible in many leaves, see pp.10, 12, 14, 18, 24, 58, 162, etc.), sturdy, crisp and well-burnished to glossy, cream in color ; some staining.

Binding:

Boards covered in black cloth with tan (green in some areas) leather over spine (quarter binding) ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in beige wove paper ; spine label carries title, author, and inventory number "جزء من التفسير الكبير ... الحسن البكرى سبط ال ... مجلد واحد ٨٣" ; still another spine label (near the tail) carries another inventory number "٢٨" ; edges of text block flecked with blue ; sewn in white thread over three recessed cords ; stuck-on endbands in red ; overall in fair condition with minor abrasion, lifting and losses of leather, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 91

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.561, copied by ʻAlī al-Buyūtī [?] al-Shāfiʻī with transcription completed 16 Ṣafar 1145 [August 1732].

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 9208" ; several seal impressions (mainly waqf seals) on incipit page (p.1) and at close on p.561, including circular seal impression in blue ink seemingly dated 1304 [1886 or 7] in name of ʻAbd al-Bāqī al-Bakrī (see below) "هذا من كتب السيد عبد الباقي البكري ٣٠٤" (repeated more plainly elsewhere throughout, mainly on margin at openings of each several quires, see pp.19, 79, 99, 119, 155, 175, 195, 235, 275, 295, 315, 335, 355, 395, 415, 435, 454, 475, 495, 515, 535, etc. with offset on facing pages) and rectangular waqf seal impression in blue ink (repeated on margin of pp.59, 118, 214, 215, 326, 335, 454, etc.) "يا رب انت الله يسر لنا علم لا اله الا الله وقف هذا الكتاب لله تعالى السيد عبد الباقي البكري الصديقي سبط الحسن" in name of the aforementioned ʻAbd al-Bāqī al-Bakrī al-Ṣiddīqī Sibṭ Āl al-Ḥasan (عبد الباقي البكري الصديقي سبط آل الحسن / d.1892), shaykh of the Bakrīyah order and incumbent to niqābat al-ashrāf in Egypt during the years 1880-1891 (see de Jong, Ṭuruq and Ṭuruq-linked institutions in Nineteenth century Egypt, Ch.3, Appendix VII-IX, etc.), oval waqf seal impression in red ink "وقف لله تعالى ومقره بيت السجادة البكرية" in name of Bayt al-Sajjādah al-Bakrīyah (بيت السجادة البكرية) and large circular waqf seal impression in blue ink dated 1320 [1902 or 3] "وقف لله تعالى" [contribution to transcriptions provided by Ahmad Nazir Atassi] ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; occasional glosses and marginal corrections (marked with abbreviations "صح" "ن" etc.).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 ʻAlī al-Buyūtī al-Shāfiʻī, fl. 1732?, scribe. 05 علي البيوتي الشافعي، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

07 ʻAbd al-Bāqī al-Bakrī al-Ṣiddīqī, d. 1892, former owner. Heyworth-Dunne, J. (James), former owner. 07 عبد الباقي البكري الصديقي، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 417 ; S I 738Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 334Jong, F. de. Ṭuruq and Ṭuruq-linked institutions in Nineteenth century Egypt: a historical study in organizational dimensions of Islamic mysticism. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1978.

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Posted by evyn on January 31, 2011
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Ahmad Nazir Atassi on paragraph 2:

The full title of the book is
تسهيل السبيل في فهم معاني التنزيل
Tashil al-Sabil fi Fahm Ma’ani al-Tanzil
writter by
أبو الحسن محمد بن محمد بن عبد الرحمن البكري الصديقي سبط الحسن (899-952 هـ)(1493-1545)م
Abu al-Hasan Muhammad b. Muhammad b. ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Bakri al-Siddiqi Sibt al-Hasan
He lived in Cairo and was a sufi leader
As for the date that you have, it is the date of copying which appear on p. 561 of the manuscript. It say finished on Saturday 17 (units of the number not clear) of the month of Safar of the year 1145 AH, which corresponds to Saturday 9 August 1732 AD. The copyists name is Ali al-Buyuti al-Shafi’i
على يد السيد علي البيوتي الشافعي
the manuscript starts with verse 86 of Surat al-Kahf and goes to the end of the Quran.
The seals on pages 5 and 561 of the manuscripts say:
1. this is one of the books of ‘Abd al-Baqi al-Bakris
هذا من كتب السبد عبد الباقي البكري
2. An endowment for God, located at the house of al-Sajjada al-Bakriyya
وقف لله تعالى ومقره بيت السجادة البكرية
3. An endowment for God 1320
وقف لله تعالى 1320
4. …. endowed for God by al-Sayyid ‘Abd al-Baqi al-Bakri al-Siddiqi Sibt al-Hasan
يا رب أنت الله يسر لنا علم لا إله إلا الله وقف هذا الكتاب السيد عبد الباقي البكري الصديقي سبط الحسن

I did some research on the web and found that ‘Abd al-Baqi was the last of Nuqaba’ al-Ashraf in Cairo (20th century). He is a descendant of the Caliph Abu Bakr but one of his ancestors married a lady fro al-Hasan ibn Ali clan (the grandson of Muhammad) hence the word Sibt al-Hasan, i.e. a grandson of al-Hasan. The family is in charge of a sufi order which explain the House of al-Sajjada al-Bakriyya

The book is now in print, published in Saudi Arabia

August 17, 2011 3:14 am

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