كتاب قصص القرآن العظيم / تأليف الاستاذ الامام العالم العلامة السيد ابو الحسن الهيصم بن محمد

Kitāb Qiṣaṣ al-Qurʼān al-ʻaẓīm / taʼlīf al-ustādh al-imām al-ʻālim al-ʻallāmah al-sayyid Abū al-Ḥasan al-Hayṣam ibn Muḥammad.

Author
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[1704]
Description
314 leaves : paper ; 297 x 203 (229 x 136) mm. bound to 301 x 223 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Form/​Genre
Manuscripts, Arabic—18th century
Summary note
Treatise explaining the stories of the Koran and events in the life of the Prophet Muḥammad. This ms. seems to contain the first part of this book (see note on the title).
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from title page (fol. 1a). Part of the rest of the title is obliterated, reading : "wa-huwa [...] min kitābihi raḥimahu Allāh taʻālā" (see also colophon, fol. 343b: "tamma hadh[...] min hādhā al-kitāb").
  • In the Persian translation of this work (see GAL, SI, 592), the author's name is Abū al-Ḥasan ibn Hayṣam. The name Ibn Hayṣam is also written on two modern labels on our ms. (on the pastedown of the upper and lower cover respectively). For the date 400 H. [1009] associated to the author, see fol. 213b.
  • 29 lines per page, verses of poetry in two columns. Written in thick medium large naskh in black ink with use of red (R. Mach: Yemenite hand), on European glazed paper (frame-ruled, 7 mm.). The text is framed in two red lines throughout. A few notes in the margin. Ownership statement on fol. 1a. Stamp on the lower cover. Label on pastedown of the upper and of the lower cover mentioning the title in Arabic, the date of the copy in Western numerals and the inscription "ELS no. 49". Foliation in pencil using Western numerals.
  • Copied by [...] ibn ʻAlī al-Zankalūnī on Friday 16 Rajab 1116 (colophon, fol. 313b).
  • Incipit: الحمد لله الذي خلق الخلق اظهارا لقدرته وبسط عليهم الرزق اسباغا لنعمته ... اما بعد فقد كنت لقنت بعض الاصحاب موجزا من ذكر قصص القران
  • Explicit: رجالا من اعيان قريش منهم ابو سفين بن حرب ومحذمة بن نوفل و عمرو بن العاص وغيرهم تم
Binding note
Upper and lower covers, fore-edge flap and envelope flap made of brown leather over paper pasteboards. The lower and upper covers are similarly blind-tooled with a central mandorla with two pendants on the vertical axis and an outer frame with fillets and a running pattern of flower stamps. A vertical fillet connects the central pattern to the frame. The envelope flap has a similar outer frame with a roundel at its point.
Provenance
Acquired from Abraham Shalom Yahuda, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Mach, R. Yahuda, 4391
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, SI, 592/3
Other title(s)
  • قصص القرآن
  • قصص الانبياء
Title written on the pastedown of the upper cover (in pencil) and on a label pasted in the same place
  • Qiṣaṣ al-Qurʼān
Title in Brockelmann, C. GAL
  • Qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʼ
OCLC
70697449
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