Isl. Ms. 1023


Irshād al-qulūb ilá al-ṣawāb al-munjī man ʻamala bihi min alīm al-ʻaqāb,[1106, i.e. 1695].ارشاد القلوب الى الصواب المنجي من عمل به من اليم العقاب,[1106ه, 1695م].


Daylamī, al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad,14th cent.ديلمي، الحسن بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:



170 leaves :paper ;231 x 135 (145 x 69) mm.


Fine copy of the opening part of al-Daylamī's collection of sermons, ḥadīth, narrations pertaining to ʻAlī the other Imāms, etc.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscriptions in green ink on front flyleaf (pp.3-4):ارشاد القلوب


Hadith (Shiites)--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Apologetic works--Early works to 1800.
Religious life--Shiites--Early works to 1800.
Islamic ethics--Early works to 1800.
Islamic sermons, Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter on p.10.


"الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله على محمد خاتم النبيين وعلى آله الطاهرين اما بعد فانه لما استولى سلطان الشهوة والغضب على الآدميين ومحبة كل منهم لنفسه ... عملت هذا الكتاب وسميته بارشاد القلوب الى الصواب المنجى من عمل به من اليم العقاب ..."


"ولا تزعن من قلبه محبتي وعليك سلامي ورحمتي"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب وبلغ المقابلة [مرتين] في يوم الاثنين من شهر جمادى الاخر سنة ١١٠۶ ..."


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Physical Details:

iii, 17 IV(136), III+1 (143), 3 IV(167), II-1 (170) ; almost exclusively quaternions ; catchwords present ; middle of the quire marks in the form of oblique strokes in opposite outer corners ; foliation in red ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, nearly cut off ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and inserts).


Written in 16 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; elegant Persianate hand in a thin line ; mainly serifless (though left-sloping head-serif occasionally appears on lām, etc.) with slight effect of tilt to the left, some elongation of horizontal strokes, curvilinear descenders (some sweeping), adhering to baseline though some letters and words occasionally superscript, freely ligatured, point of final nūn typically assimilated with bowl, pointing in distinct dots, final yāʼ unpointed.


Keywords, headings, notabilia and abbreviation symbols (mainly two-teeth stroke overlining keywords) rubricated ; text to be entered in red indicated in margins though nearly cut off ; textual dividers in the form of red dots ; overlining and some vocalization in red.


non-European (likely Persian or Indian) laid paper with 10-11 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines only occasionally faintly visible ; well-burnished, quite thin, crisp and transluscent though sturdy, beige to dark cream in color ; some staining and pest damage.


Pasteboards covered in black leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; doublures in dark red brown leather ; upper and lower cover carry traces of a tooled border with onlays ; sewn in white thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in red and light green, good condition ; overall in poor condition with much abrasion, lifting and deterioration of spine leather, pest damage, losses at board corners, warping and slight negative draw in covers, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Slip torn from a page printed with prayers (paginated pp.5-6).

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 172


As appears in colophon on p.347, transcription and subsequent collation completed 2 Jumādá II 1106 [ca. 18 January 1695].

Ownership and History:

Several effaced former owners' marks on 'title page' (p.9) including statements and two distinct oval seal impressions ; excerpts on opening flyleaves and 'title page' (pp.1-4, 7-9) ; statement dated 29 Muḥarram 1260 [ca. 19 February 1844] in name of al-Sayyid Muḥammad al-Murtaḍá ( السيد محمد المرتضى) in red pencil at opening on p.10 ; oval seal impression in name of one Muḥammad ...? (محمد ...؟) at close on p.347, possibly the copyist and / or collator ; collation statement with correction (in a different hand) in colophon indicate that the text was collated twice ; numerous glosses and marginal corrections ; collation marks and notes, often rubricated.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Sulaiman Purchase Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II 261

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

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H. Mottaghi on paragraph 25:

مهر بيضي
In p. 347
under that a date: 1306??

March 7, 2012 2:00 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 2:

this text only volume 1 of the book, and volume 2 in Fazail Ali b. Abitalib ..

March 7, 2012 2:03 pm

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