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[درة الفاخرة وتفسير القرآن]

[Durrah al-fākhirah wa-Tafsīr al-Qurʼān]

  • Manuscript, Book
114 leaves : paper ; 155 x 107 (125 x 75) mm. bound to 162 x 110 mm.
Summary note:
Jāmī's Durrah al-fākhirah, a treatise verifying the doctrines of the Sūfīs in comparison with theologians and philosophers, written at the request of Sultan Mehmed II, and his Tafsīr al-Qurʼān, which was not completed and is in fact a commentary on the Sūrat al-Fātiḥah and the beginning of the Sūrat al-Baqarah (up to 2:40).
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by the cataloger.
  • 20 lines per page. Written in very small naskh in black ink with use of red. Text on ff. 1b and 2a within a gold leaf frame outlined in black ink. Foliation in pencil in Western numerals. Catchwords on the verso of each leaf. Glazed European paper (a few sheets are a later replacement on a different paper). Ownership seal on fol. 114a.
Binding note:
Brown leather with gold tooled guilloche and fillets around the borders, and blind tooled mandorlas painted in gold in the centre of upper and lower covers. Spine repaired in green buckram.
  • 1. ff. 1b-15a: Durrah al-fākhirah.
  • 2. ff. 15b-114b: Tafsīr al-Qurʼān.
Originally acquired by Robert Garrett from Abraham Shalom Yahuda ; 1942.
Source acquisition:
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
  • Mach, R. Yahuda, 397
  • Mach, R. Yahuda, 2393
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, II, 266 (1, 2)
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, SII, 285
Other format(s):
  • Microfilm available for reproduction.
  • Also available in an electronic version.
Manuscripts, Arabic—18th century
Other title(s):
  • Durrah al-fākhirah fī taḥqīq madhʹhab al-Ṣūfīyah
  • Tafsīr al-Qurʼān
  • درة الفاخرة في تحقيق مذهب الصوفية
  • تفسير القرآن
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