تنوير المطالع

Tanwīr al-Maṭāliʻ.

Author
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[13--?]
Description
357 leaves : paper ; 188 x 130 (122 x 90) mm. bound to 190 x 143 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Form/​Genre
  • Manuscripts, Arabic—14th century
  • Waqf—Books
Summary note
Commentary on Maṭāliʻ al-anwār by Sirāj al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn Abū Bakr al-Urmawī (d. 682/1283) by al-Iṣfahānī (probably Maḥmūd ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān). See Mach, R. Yahuda, no. 3221 for more detailed information about the identity of the author of the commentary.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from beginning of text (fol. 2a, l. 9).
  • The author's name appears on fol. 1a (later hand).
  • 15 lines per page. Written in medium large naskh in black ink with use of red. Light cream to orange glazed paper with laid and chain lines visible; frame-ruled. Fol. 59-75 and 84-100 are later replacements (glazed European paper) written in a poor script. Some leaves are missing (e.g. first and last leaves of the first quire, see between fol. 8 and 9). The quires are numbered (see fol. 9a) ; catchword on the verso of each leaf. Foliation in black ink using Arabic numerals (reflecting the foliation before the replacements; with two fol. 328). Foliation in pencil using Western numerals.
  • Label pasted on the pastedown of the upper cover with inscription in Roman script: "Y98". Two labels pasted on the upper cover with inscription in Arabic script, respectively "sh" and "401". Traces of a label (vertical) on the spine.
  • R. Mach dates this copy from the 8th cent. H.
  • Incipit: الحمد لله الذى خصّص نوعَ الانسان بالهداية الى دليل توحيده وافاض على نفوسهم... وبعد فقد تطابق آراء ارباب العقل
  • Beginning of text commented (fol. 2b): بسم ... اللهمّ انا نحمدكَ والحمدُ من الآئك ونشكركَ والشكر من نعمائك
  • Beginning of commentary (fol. 3a): ش الحمد هو الثناء والنداء على الجميل من نعمه
  • Explicit: مستعدلا دراك الحقايق وكل ميسر لما خلق له والله اعلم تم الكتاب
Binding note
Brown leather over paper pasteboards. Yellow paper pasted on upper and lower covers. Paper pastedowns.
Provenance
Waqf al-Madrasah al-Murādīyah (see stamp on fol. 3a). Acquired from Abraham Shalom Yahuda, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
Mach, R. Yahuda, 3221
Other title(s)
  • شرح المطالع
  • شرح المطالع للاصفهاني
Title on lower edge of text block
  • Sharḥ al-Maṭāliʻ
Title by a later hand on fol. 1a (pasted on the original title page)
  • Sharḥ al-Maṭāliʻ lil-Iṣfahānī
OCLC
70254365
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