Book/Printed Material Clues in the Science of Interpreting Dreams.

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Title

  • Clues in the Science of Interpreting Dreams.

Summary

  • Ghars al-Din Khalil Ibn Shahin al-Zahiri was born in 1410-11, probably in Jerusalem (or perhaps Cairo). His father was a mamluk of the first Burji sultan (al-Malik al-Zahir) Sayf al-Din Barquq, from whom the nisba (name indicating provenance) al-Zahiri derives. Ghars al-Din Khalil studied in Cairo and-under the Mamluk sultans Barsbay and Jaqmaq-achieved a remarkable career as an administrator, serving at Cairo (as vizier), as well as at Alexandria, Karak, Safed, and Aleppo (as nazir, or overseer). Al-Ishārāt fī ʻilm al-ʻibārāt (Clues in the science of interpreting dreams) is divided into 80 chapters on visions of God Almighty. Some examples are: Allāh taʻālā wa al-ʻarsh wa al-kursī (The throne and power of God) in chapter one; al-Malā'ika wa al-waḥy wa al-samāwāt wa al-aflāk (Of angels, the revelation, and the heavens) in chapter two; al-Saḥāb wa al-maṭar wa al-thulj (Of clouds, rain, and snow) in chapter five; al-Anibīyā' wa al-āl wa al-ṣahāba wa al-tābiʻīn wa al-khulafa' wa ansābihim (Of prophets, and their family and companions, and those who followed them and of caliphs and their kin) in chapter seven; Iblīs wa al-shayātīn wa al-jinn wa al-kahāna wa al-siḥr (Of Satan, the jinn, and divination and sorcery) in chapter 79; and Nawādir yataʻayyan bihā al-insān ʻalā al-tauba (Of wonders through which man [is led] to repentance) in chapter 80. In his introduction to his book, Ghars al-Din takes pains to set his work in the framework of sharia law, quoting the Qurʼan (34:14) and numerous instances from hadith literature, providing as well a list of books upon which his work is based. A prolific author and poet, Ghars al-Din wrote approximately 30 works, the most celebrated of which is probably Kashf al-mamālik wa bayān al-ṭuruq wa al-masālik (An exploration of kingdoms and an explication of roads and paths), written in about 1453, in which he provides a vivid picture of Egypt under the Mamluks. Sadly, this work has only survived in its abridged form, Zubdat kashf al-mamālik (Selections from the Kashf al-mamālik). He died in 1468-69 in Tripoli.

Names

  • Ibn Shāhīn, Khalīl, 1410 or 1411-1468 or 1469 Author.
  • Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ ibn Ramadān ibn Ḥamd ibn Dāwūd Scribe.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1719-09-24.

Headings

  • -  Egypt
  • -  Israel
  • -  1410 to 1469
  • -  Arabic manuscripts
  • -  Dream interpretation
  • -  Dreams
  • -  Hadith
  • -  Islam
  • -  Islamic law
  • -  Visions

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: A.Z. Iskandar, A Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1967).
  • -  Original resource at: Wellcome Library.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

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  • 2021667320

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Ibn Shāhīn, Khalīl, 1410 Or Or 1469 Author, and Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Ibn Ramadān Ibn Ḥamd Ibn Dāwūd Scribe. Clues in the Science of Interpreting Dreams. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -09-24, 1719] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667320/.

APA citation style:

Ibn Shāhīn, K. & Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Ibn Ramadān Ibn Ḥamd Ibn Dāwūd Scribe. (1719) Clues in the Science of Interpreting Dreams. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -09-24] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667320/.

MLA citation style:

Ibn Shāhīn, Khalīl, 1410 Or Or 1469 Author, and Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Ibn Ramadān Ibn Ḥamd Ibn Dāwūd Scribe. Clues in the Science of Interpreting Dreams. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -09-24, 1719] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667320/>.