الواح الجواهر ... [الخ.]

Alwāḥ al-jawāhir ... [etc.]

Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[1500-1799]
Description
leaves : paper ; 197 x 147 (155 x 95) mm.

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Notes
  • Ms. composite codex.
  • Layout: 17 lines per page.
  • Incipit: [الواح الجواهر] الحمد لله الذى خلق الانسان وهداه الى البىان -- [العقد المنظوم] الحمد لله الملهم اسراره ... اما بعد فى هذا العقد المنظوم ما ىحتوى علىه الحروف -- [السر المخزون] فائدة جلىلة فى معرفة سر من الاسرار المکتوبة فى اخراج تکسىر الحروف -- [السر الرباني] الحمد لله ... اما بعد فهذا کتاب سر الله الاعظم وهو السر الربانى ... اعلم ىا بنى ان الله عز وجل خلق الاشىاء کما ىشا وخلق لها اسرار کما ارتضى ثم خلق الحروف -- [رسالة في طبائع] بسم الله ... اضع ها هنا جدولا نثبت فىه الحروف وطباىعها -- [القصيدة الدمياطية] بدأت ببسم الله والحمد اولا * على نعم لا تحصى فىما تنزلا
Contents
  • 1. fol. 1a-19b: Alwāḥ al-jawāhir. Incomplete at beginning.
  • 2. fol. 20b-43a: ʻIqd al-manẓūm.
  • 3. fol. 43b-51a: Sirr al-makhzūn wa-al-durr al-maṣūn. The title appears in the conclusion, according to which the author completed his work on 17 Ṣafar 822. The present ms. seems to contain only a part of the entire work.
  • 4. fol. 54b-63a: Sirr al-rabbānī fī al-ʻālam al-jismānī. Anonymous treatise on ʻilm al-ḥurūf (not to be confused with the work on alchemy by al-Iznīqī which has the same title.
  • 5. fol. 63b-77a: Risālah fī ṭabāʼiʻ al-ḥurūf.
  • 6. fol. 77b-80b: Qaṣīdah al-Dimyāṭīyah.
Provenance
Acquired from Abraham Shalom Yahuda, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Mach, R. Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts (Yahuda Section), 2439, 5179, 5187, 5188, 5189, 5191.
  • Ḥājjī Khalīfah, Kashf al-ẓunūn, col. 699 (al-Khāfiyah fī ʻilm al-ḥarf); col. 1153
  • Steinschneider, Die arabischen Übersetzungen aus dem Griechischen, p. 66.
  • Sezgin, GAS, IV, 99 (nos. 5-6)
  • Brockelmann, GAL, S II, 361 (note 1); 481 (1a - the date given there is certainly incorrect).
  • Ullmann, Die Natur- und Geheimwissenschaften im Islam, p. 365.
Other title(s)
  • Alwāḥ al-jawāhir.
  • الواح الجواهر.
  • Sirr al-rabbānī fī al-ʻālam al-jismānī.
  • سر الرباني في العالم الجسماني.
  • Risālah fī ṭabāʼiʻ al-ḥurūf.
  • رسالة في طبائع الحروف.
OCLC
1378275221
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