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Manuscript/Mixed Material Ḍawʼ al-lumaʻ fī al-ḥisāb

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Title

  • Ḍawʼ al-lumaʻ fī al-ḥisāb

Summary

  • Text is a poem on arithmetic dedicated to Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Bahwashī al-Shāfiʻī, as mentioned at the end of the manuscript.
  • This work is a versified treatise on arithmetic ('ilam al- ḥisāb), and specifically the art of dividing inheritance (farā'iḍ), which has application in Islamic law. After a standard expression of praise for the Prophet, his companions, and later followers, the text introduces the system of place values and explains multiplication of multi-digit whole numbers and simple and compound fractions. The text presents multiple examples that are described in verbal terms. As noted at the end of the manuscript, which was completed on Monday, 20 Rabī' I of the year 997 AH (February 6, 1589), the treatise was written for the instruction of Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad, son of the Shāfi'ī scholar Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Bahwashī al-Shāfiʻī. World Digital Library.

Names

  • amīdī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī
  • Bahwāshī, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad, former owner
  • Ibn al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, -1412
  • Manṣūrī, Maḥmūd al-Imām, former owner
  • Mansuri Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 997 H [1588].

Headings

  • -  Ibn al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad,---1412.--Lumaʻ al-yasīrah fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb
  • -  Arithmetic--Poetry--Early works to 1900
  • -  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Mathematics, Arab--Poetry--Early works to 1800

Notes

  • -  Binding: modern cardboard covered with cloth; leather spine.
  • -  Fol. 1a-17b.
  • -  Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-708.
  • -  Ms.
  • -  Nashkī script; 17 lines in written area, 15 x 10 cm.
  • -  Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks; leaves repaired near spine; edges have dark stains and traces of damage from humidity. Text in black with some words rubricated; diacritical marks; a few marginal notes; catchwords on rectos.
  • -  Title from introduction (fol. 1b): Ḍawʼ al-lumaʻ.
  • -  Transcribed by the author, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī Ḥamīdī, in 997 H [1588] as a gift to Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Bahwashī al-Shāfiʻī.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Also available in digital form.
  • -  Arabic.
  • -  Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945.
  • -  Incipit: قال الحميدى عابد الرحمن حمدا لمن قد من بالإيمان وأفضل الصلاة والسلام أهدى إلى الهادي إلى الإسلام محمد خير الورى وأله وصحبه وتابعي منواله وبعد فالعلم عظيم الحظوة طالبه يرقى لأعلى ذروه.

Medium

  • 17 leaves (17 lines), bound : paper ; 21 x 16 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • QA101 .I2434 1588

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008401027

Online Format

  • pdf
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Chicago citation style:

Amīdī, ʻAbd Al-Raḥmān Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʻAlī, Shihāb Al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Shams Al-Dīn Muḥammad Bahwāshī, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad Ibn Al-HāʼIm, Maḥmūd Al-Imām Manṣūrī, and Mansuri Collection. Ḍawʼ Al-Lumaʻ Fī Al-Ḥisāb. [997 H, 1588] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008401027/.

APA citation style:

Amīdī, ʻ. A. I. A. I. ʻ., Bahwāshī, S. A. A. I. S. A. M., Ibn Al-HāʼIm, A. I. M., Manṣūrī, M. A. & Mansuri Collection. (1588) Ḍawʼ Al-Lumaʻ Fī Al-Ḥisāb. [997 H] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008401027/.

MLA citation style:

Amīdī, ʻAbd Al-Raḥmān Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʻAlī, et al. Ḍawʼ Al-Lumaʻ Fī Al-Ḥisāb. [997 H, 1588] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008401027/>.