Fa‘altu fa-lā talum فعلت فلا تلم Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Maḥmūd ibn Masʿūd قطب الدين الشيرازي، محمود بن مسعود

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The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. ii+213+ii. It was created in 14 Jumādá I 826. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Supercommentary by Quṭb al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn Mas‘ūd al-Shīrāzī (قطب الدين محمود بن مسعود الشيرازي; c 1236-1310) on the Tibyān maqāṣid al-Tadhkirah (تبيان مقاصد التذكرة) by Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Ḥusayn al-Ḥimādhī (محمد بن علي بن حسين الحماذي), which is in turn a commentary on the Kitāb al-tadhkirah fī al-hay’ah (كتاب التذكرة في الهيئة; see British Library, MS Or.11209) a treatise on the astronomical system presented in the Almagest of Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus; c 90-c 168) by Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī (نصير الدين محمد بن محمد الطوسي; d. 1274). Al-Shīrāzī's text is a scathing critique of al-Ḥimādhī, whom he accuses of plagerising his (al-Shīrāzī's) own commentray on the Kitāb al-tadhkirah , the Kitāb al-tuḥfah al-shāhīyah (كتاب التحفة الشاهية; see British Library, Add. MS 23393).

The title page refers to the text as Kitāb sharḥ Tadhkirah Quṭbī (كتاب شرح تذكرة قطبي; f. 1r), and the colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. calls it the Kitāb al-mawsūm Sharḥ al-Tadhkirah (كتاب الموسوم شرح التذكرة; f. 213v, lines 8-9). The text's true title, Fa‘altu fa-lā talum (فعلت فلا تلم), is found in al-Shīrāzī's introduction (f. 14v, line 13).

The copy was completed 14 Jumādá I 826 (25 April 1423) by a copyist who states his name illegibly (see colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. f. 213v).

Diagrams on ff. 28r, 29r, 29v, 42v, 58r, 58v, 65r, 67v, 96r, 103r, 111r, 116r, 158r, 164r, 181v, 184v, 197r and 199r

Contents:

Begins (f. 1v, lines 2-5):

أما بعد حمد لله خالق الأفلاق ومديرها ومزيها بثوابت الكواكب

وميرها جاعل حركات السيارات وآله على اختلاف أحوال

الكائنات في تدبيرها يظهر حكمة في إبداع أنواع موجودات

العالم وتصويرها ...

Ends (f. 213, lines 4-7):

... وأياه

أسأل أن توقفني لاستخراج الحق عن معاونه وردّ الباطل إلى

مكا منه وأن يجعلي بسعادة انا ندمن العاسرين ولعقابه من الاصين

بمحمد وآله الطيبين الطاهرين أجمعين

The colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. (f. 213, lines 8-20) is written very unclearly. The date and scribe can be seen in lines 14-19.

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Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. ii+213+ii
Physical characteristics

Material: Paper

Dimensions: 174 x 120 mm leaf [105 x 66 mm written]

Foliation: British Museum foliation in pencil (a similar but erroneous foliation has been added upside down on the lower corners of versos)

Ruling: Misṭarah ; 15 lines per page; vertical spacing 14 lines per 10 cm

Script: Nasta‘līq ; the name of the scribe is written but unclear (see colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. , f. 213v, lines 17-19)

Ink: Black ink, with rubricated headings and diagrams in red

Binding: Morocco leather binding, blind tooled borders on cover

Condition: Minor water damage, some wormholes repaired, damage to ff. 1 and 213 repaired

Marginalia: Almost none

Seals: ff. 1r, 1v, 15v, 39r, 107r

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Arabic in Arabic script
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Manuscript

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14 Jumādá I 826 (CE, Gregorian)

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Cureton, William and Charles Rieu, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo Britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens (London: The British Museum 1846-71), Item 397, p. 189

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'Shīrāzī: Quṭb al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn Ma‘sūd Muṣliḥ al-Shīrāzī', in The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers , Thomas Hockey et al., eds., (New York: Springer, 2007) pp. 1054-1055

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Fa‘altu fa-lā talum فعلت فلا تلم Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī, Maḥmūd ibn Masʿūd قطب الدين الشيرازي، محمود بن مسعود, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Add MS 7481, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100022667293.0x000001> [accessed 25 May 2019]

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