Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 442


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Title:

Munājāt-i Ḥaz̤rat-i ʻAlī,[18th century?].مناجات حضرت علی,[قرن 18م؟].


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Author:

ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib,Caliph,ca. 600-661.علي بن ابي طالب,خليفة.

Place/Date of Production:

[17--?].

Size:

8 leaves :paper ;226 x 155 (120 x 66) mm.

Summary:

Elegant copy of the qaṣīdah in ʻayn, Munājāt ʻAlī, from the dīwān attributed to ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (ca. 600-661), accompanied by elucidation in Persian, possibly of Ḥaqīrī Tabrīzī (see al-Dharīʻah no.6860, vol.22, pp.237-238). Contributions to the cataloguing from Abbas Zarei Mehrvarz and Hossein Mottaghi.

Other Title(s):

Poems.Selectionsديوان.مختاراتمناجات حضرت عليقصيدة عينيةالقصيدة العينيةقصیده عینیه

Subject(s):

Arabic poetry--622-750.
Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Calligraphy, Arabic--Specimens.
Calligraphy, Persian--Specimens.
Writing, Arabic--Specimens.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic and Persian.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from colophon.


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Incipit:

"لك الحمد يا ذا الجود والمجد والعلى تباركت تعطي من تشاء وتمنع ای صاحب جود مر ترا حمد و ثنا هستی تو بزرگوار با مجد و علا ..."

Explicit:

"وناجاك اخيار ببابك ركع يا رب ز توبر رسول صلوه سلام ... بر در كه تو ركوع آرند و قيام"

Colophon:

"Scribal," reads "تمت نسخۀ مناجات حضرت علي رضي الله تعالى عنه على يد اضعف الحقير العبد المذنب الحاج محمد زكرياى سمرقندى غفر له"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

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

Physical Details:
Collation:

ii, 4 I(8) ; catchwords present.

Layout:

Written mainly in 4 lines of verse and 8 lines of elucidation per page, with lines of verse flanking lines of elucidation (written on the diagonal).

Script:

Nastaʻlīq ; verses in a large, exquisite Indian style hand with elongation and somewhat exaggerated constrast in thickness between horizontal and vertical strokes ; elucidation in much smaller and compact hand.

Decoration:

Illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening consisting of rectangular piece with empty gold cartouche flanked by swirling arabesque in gold with floral motifs in orange-red and pink all on a light-blue ground, surmounted by a scalloped semi-circular piece (dome) filled with same manner of swirling arabesque and floral motifs (in gold, orange-red, pink) on a light-blue ground, itself surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in gold with light-blue accents, and entire piece set in a heavy well of gold ; written area throughout surrounded by heavy frame in a series of narrow gold bands outlined by black fillets ; margin and panels within the written area also outlined in gold bands ; in the first few leaves (through fol.4a), elucidation in Persian surrounded by border evoking the design of the ʻunwān / sarlawḥ, a band of the same falls at the center of the written area ; written area (including outlined margin) gold-flecked to varying degrees.

Support:

European and non-European (likely Persian or Indian) laid paper, all highly sized and burnished ; bifolia appear to be composed of two leaves laminated together and mould markings are therefore difficult to examine in all but the second to last bifolium (which also carries a watermark, difficult to make out) ; some leaves tinted (green-blue / aquamarine and pale yellow ) with facing pages in the same color ; opening added bifolium (serving as flyleaves) in a paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical, quite distinct) and no chain lines or watermarks visible), beige in color.

Binding:

Pasteboards (thin, semi-limp) faced in blue-green textile with dark red leather over spine and edges / turn-ins (textile faced, leather edged, framed binding) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; sewn in red thread, two stations ; overall in fair condition with minor staining and abrasion, sewing failing, cover detached at spine, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"543 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on upper board lining ; "111" inscribed in pencil on 'title page' (recto of leaf carrying incipit page).

Origin:

As appears in colophon at close, copy executed by al-Ḥājj Muḥammad Zakarīyā-yi Samarqandī. Date of transcription not specified ; paper, etc. may suggest 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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

Scribe(s):

05 Muḥammad Zakarīyā Samarqandī, scribe, calligrapher. 05 محمد زكريا سمرقندى, ناسخ, خطاط.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

References:

Āghā Buzurg al-Ṭihrānī. al-Dharīʻah ilá taṣānīf al-Shīʻah,no.6860, vol.22, pp.237-238Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 43 f.

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Posted by evyn on June 5, 2011
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS

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H. Mottaghi on paragraph 2:

القصيدة العينية المنسوبة للامام علي بن ابي طالب عليه السلام

February 24, 2012 5:13 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 3:

المنسوب له
blonged to ali b abitalib

February 24, 2012 5:14 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 3:

المتن العربي: علي بن ابي طالب عليه السلام
الترجمة الفارسية: للحقيري
انظر الذريعة: 22/238

February 24, 2012 5:16 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 11:


اي صاحب جود مر ترا حمد و ثنا
هستي تو بزرگوار با مجد و علا

February 24, 2012 5:17 pm
Abbas Zarei Mehrvarz on whole page :

An Indian style of Nastaliq writing

March 2, 2012 5:50 pm

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