Manuscript/Mixed Material Kitāb al-itqān fī ʻulūm al-Qurʼān lil-Shaykh al-Imām al-ʻĀlim al-ʻAllāmah Jalāl al-Dīn al-Asyūṭī كتاب الاتقان في علوم القران للشيخ الامام العالم العلامة جلال الدين الاسيوطي
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- Kitāb al-itqān fī ʻulūm al-Qurʼān lil-Shaykh al-Imām al-ʻĀlim al-ʻAllāmah Jalāl al-Dīn al-Asyūṭī
- كتاب الاتقان في علوم القران للشيخ الامام العالم العلامة جلال الدين الاسيوطي
- Egyptian jurist and philologist Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (1445-1505) was one of the most prolific Muslim authors of late medieval times. He was born and died in Cairo; the nisba (name indicating provenance) attribution in his name to the city of Asyut in Upper Egypt fits his family better than him. He was best known for his works on hadith and other Islamic subjects, but he also wrote on the natural sciences, medicine, and the Arabic language. It is not exactly known how many books al-Suyuti wrote--Brockelmann's History of Arabic Literature estimated them at 415, Katip Celebi (also known as Hajji Khalifa) at 576, and al-Suyuti's student Ibn Iyas at 600. Starting at the age of 17, al-Suyuti continued to write for more than 43 years, of which about 20 or more were solely dedicated to writing, when he lived in seclusion at Jazirat ar-Rawdah, an island in the Nile outside Cairo. His works, mostly compilations, range from short legal opinions and booklets to works in multiple volumes and encyclopedias. Al-Suyuti is known for his prodigious memory, and his compilations are credited with preserving parts of earlier works that are now lost. Al-itqān fīʻulūm al-Qurʾān (The perfect guide to the sciences of the Qu'ran) is one of his best-known works. It is a treatise on the study of the Qurʾan, and is divided into 80 naw (subfields), covering such issues as the places and times of revelation, narration chain, unusual language, similar language, and the doctrine of abrogation. The book builds on previous works on the subject, including the similarly titled Al-burhān fī ʻulūm al-Qurʾān (The proof in the sciences of the Qu'ran) by Muhammad ibn Bahadur al-Zarkashi (circa 1344-92). Neither the name of the scribe nor the place where the manuscript was copied is provided. The work is on a heavy, cream-colored paper without visible chain lines or watermarks, and it is written in black ink with rubrication, in naskh script and 35 lines per page. The title page, its verso, and the colophon are illuminated and have an elaborate 'unwan (decorative panel) in gold and blue ink. There are a few marginal notations and corrections; catchwords appear on rectos. World Digital Library.
- Treatise on the study of the Qurʼan its methodology.
- Suyūṭī, 1445-1505
Created / Published
- - Qurʼan--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800
- - Qurʼan--Evidences, authority, etc.--Early works to 1800
- - Qurʼan--History--Early works to 1800
- - Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
- - Contemporary leather binding; embossed with medallion in center; newer rebacking in matching brown leather.
- - Folios b, 1a-195b; leaf facing colophon misnumbered as 198.
- - Illuminated title page.
- - Library of Congress. Arabic manuscript, SM-14.
- - Manuscript
- - Naskh; 35 lines in written area 20.5 x 13 cm.
- - Paper: heavy, cream colored paper; no visible chain-ines or watermarks; black ink with rubrication; elaborate ʻunwans decorted in gold and blue ink on fol. 1 and on facing leaf and leaf facing the colophon; few marginal notations and corrections; catchwords on rectos.
- - Pasted label on page 4 of cover: Auteur, Jalal-ul-deen As-Soyuty, Sujet et titre: Kitab-ul-Itkan fi uloom il Coran (Le livre de l'exactitude dans les science du Coran) 14me siecle.
- - Place of writing not indicated.
- - Scribe not indicated.
- - Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʻArabīyah fi Maktabat al-Kūnghris, 15
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
- - Arabic.
- - Colophon: الذي لا يخيب من امله، ولا يخذل عن انقطع سواه عمله وامله.
- - Incipit: الحمد لله الذي انزل على عبده الكتاب ...
- 2, 195, 1 leaves (35 lines) bound : paper ; 27 x 18.5 cm
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- BP130 .S9 1700z
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Suyūṭī. Kitāb al-itqān fī ʻulūm al-Qurʼān lil-Shaykh al-Imām al-ʻĀlim al-ʻAllāmah Jalāl al-Dīn al-Asyūṭī. [17--?] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2015377135/.
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Suyūṭī. Kitāb al-itqān fī ʻulūm al-Qurʼān lil-Shaykh al-Imām al-ʻĀlim al-ʻAllāmah Jalāl al-Dīn al-Asyūṭī. [17--?] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2015377135/.
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Suyūṭī. Kitāb al-itqān fī ʻulūm al-Qurʼān lil-Shaykh al-Imām al-ʻĀlim al-ʻAllāmah Jalāl al-Dīn al-Asyūṭī. [17--?] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2015377135/>.