Manuscript/Mixed Material Risālah fī al-burūj wa-al-manāzil : Farāʼid jawharīyah fī fawāʼid al-mīqātīyah Farāyid jawharīyah fī fawāyid mīqātīyah / رسالة في البروج و المنازل : فرائد جوهرية في فوائد الميقاتية.

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Title

  • Risālah fī al-burūj wa-al-manāzil : Farāʼid jawharīyah fī fawāʼid al-mīqātīyah

Other Title

  • Farāyid jawharīyah fī fawāyid mīqātīyah
  • رسالة في البروج و المنازل : فرائد جوهرية في فوائد الميقاتية.

Summary

  • This work is an introductory, but well-organized, treatise on the elements of time-keeping and reckoning. The treatise is divided into seven sections and a conclusion. It introduces the Arabic, Coptic, and Syriac (or Alexandrian) calendars, and comments on the Persian, Roman, and Hebraic calendars. The work gives the names and lengths of the months in various calendars, explains the different methods for ascertaining the beginnings of years and months, discusses the signs of the zodiac and their relation to the four seasons, and describes the apparent motion of the sun and the moon, explaining the changing length of days and nights in the course of the seasons. The concluding section presents methods for the determination of the date, time, and the qibla (direction of prayer) in various geographical locations. Parts of the text have brief commentary in the margins. The text includes two tables and a diagram. The manuscript was completed on 28 Jumādā II 1247 AH (December 4, 1831). World Digital Library.

Names

  • Budayrī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, -1727 or 1728
  • Manṣūrī, Maḥmūd al-Imām, former owner
  • Mansuri Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 28 Jumādá al-ākhar 1247 H [4 December 1831].

Headings

  • -  Astronomy, Arab--Early works to 1800
  • -  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Time measurements--Early works to 1800

Notes

  • -  Binding: modern cardboard, covered with cloth; leather spine.
  • -  Illustration fol. 15a; chart fol. 15b and fol. 29b.
  • -  Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-783.
  • -  Ms.
  • -  Naskhī script; 19 lines in written area, 15 x 10 cm.
  • -  Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, untrimmed, in moderate condition; brown stains on bottom of many leaves. Black ink on title page; black and red ink in text. Catchwords on rectos. Marginal notes.
  • -  Text ends on fol. 34a, followed by notes on fol. 34b-36b.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Arabic
  • -  Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945.
  • -  Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم و صلى الله على سيدنا محمد و على أله و صحبه و سلم الحمد لله الذي خلق السموات والأرض وجعل الظلمات والنور ثم الذين كفروا بربهم يعدلون. هو الذي جعل الشمس ضياء والقمر نورا وقدره منازل لتعلموا عدد السنين والحساب. ما خلق الله ذلك إلا بالحق يفصل الأيات لقوم يعلمون. وأفضل الصلاة والسلام على الهادي إلى سبل السلام محمد خير الأنام . . . .

Medium

  • 36 leaves (19 lines), bound : paper ; 24 x 17 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • QB215 .B83 1831

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008401701

Online Format

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Chicago citation style:

Budayrī, Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad, -1727 Or 1728, Maḥmūd Al-Imām Manṣūrī, and Mansuri Collection. Risālah fī al-burūj wa-al-manāzil: Farāʼid jawharīyah fī fawāʼid al-mīqātīyah. [28 Jumādá al-ākhar H 4 December 1831, 1831] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008401701/.

APA citation style:

Budayrī, M. I. M., Manṣūrī, M. A. & Mansuri Collection. (1831) Risālah fī al-burūj wa-al-manāzil: Farāʼid jawharīyah fī fawāʼid al-mīqātīyah. [28 Jumādá al-ākhar H 4 December 1831] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008401701/.

MLA citation style:

Budayrī, Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad, -1727 Or 1728, Maḥmūd Al-Imām Manṣūrī, and Mansuri Collection. Risālah fī al-burūj wa-al-manāzil: Farāʼid jawharīyah fī fawāʼid al-mīqātīyah. [28 Jumādá al-ākhar H 4 December 1831, 1831] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008401701/>.