al-I‘lām bi-shadd al-minkām الإعلام بشدّ المنكام Muḥammad al-Ṣūfī محمد الصوفي

Or 7716, ff 118v-127r

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The record is made up of Ff. 118v-127r. It was created in 17th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Treatise on the use of sand-clocks (منكام, pl. مناكيم) by the Egyptian mathematician and astronomer Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Abī al-Fatḥ ibn ‘Īsá ibn Aḥmad al-Ṣūfī al-Miṣrī (شمس الدين محمد بن أبي الفتح بن عيسى بن الصوفي المصري, fl. late 15th-early 16th century; see. f. 125v, lines 2-3). The text is divided into 5 short chapters (أبواب), an introduction (مقدمة) and a long conclusion (خاتمة).

The treatise contains six diagrams (ff. 122v and 123r) and one table (124v).

This text is followed (ff. 125v, line 4-127r) by a description of a sand-clock called the tarjihār (ترجهار) extracted from Kitāb minhaj al-ṭullāb fī ‘amal al-aṣṭurlāb (كتاب منهج الطلاب في عمل الأصطرلاب) by the Yemini Rasulid sultan al-Malik al-Ashraf ‘Umar ibn Yūsuf ibn ‘Umar ibn ‘Alī ibn Rasūl (الملك الأشرف عمر بن علي بن رسول; d. 1296).

Begins (f. 118v, lines 2-3):

الحمد لله رافع الدرجات لمن شد عزيمة قصده في تحرير العمل وواضع البركات

لمن سد ساعات عمره عن تكرير الخلل الذي فتح دقائق الفهوم الفكرية ...

Ends (f. 125v, lines 1-3):

وكان ذلك أضبط للوقت واحر زوادق لما قصدناه فوجب إذا على مريد التحقيق

مراعاة ما ذكرنا والله الموفق ...

Colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. (f. 125v, line 3):

... والحمد لله وحده والصلوة على من لا نبي بعده

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Ff. 118v-127r
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Arabic in Arabic script
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Or 7716, ff 118v-127r

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17th century (CE, Gregorian)

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Studies:

  • Fazlıoğlu, İhsan, 'Ibn Abī al-Fatḥ al-Ṣūfī: Shams al-Dīn Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Abī al-Fatḥ al-Ṣūfī', in The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers , Thomas Hockey et al., eds., (New York: Springer, 2007), p. 547
  • Rosenfeld, B. A. and Ekmeleddin Ihsanoğlu, Mathematicians, Astronomers, and Other Scholars of Islamic Civilization and Their Works (7th–19th c.) , (Istanbul: IRCICA, 2003), pp. 300-303

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al-I‘lām bi-shadd al-minkām الإعلام بشدّ المنكام Muḥammad al-Ṣūfī محمد الصوفي, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Or 7716, ff 118v-127r, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100025776470.0x000002> [accessed 13 November 2019]

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