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RECUEIL DE HADITHS, SERMONS, ANECDOTES ET DIFFÉRENTES HISTOIRES DE JA’FAR AL-SÂDIQ
PROBABLY YEMEN, 18th CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 111 numbered pages, 15 lines per page, text in black and red ink within red fillets. Bound in brown leather with embossed mandorla decoration. Interior of the binding boards in marbled paper.
A COMPILATION OF HADITHS, ANECDOTES AND DIFFERENT STORIES, PROBABLY YEMEN, 18TH CENTURY.
H: 20 x W: 15.5 cm
According to the title, which is inscribed in a triangle on the first leaf, this text is a compilation of hadiths, sermons (mawa'iz), stories, poems (qasa'id), anecdotes (nukat), curiosities (nawadir) and events, attributed to Ja'far al-Sadiq. The opening section deals with the magical properties of the Qur'anic verses.
Ja'far al-Sadiq (c. 702-765), born and died in Medina, is the descendant of the Prophet by 'Ali - the fourth caliph, and cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad - and as such is considered the sixth Imam recognized by all Shi'a. He is also considered by Sunnis as a great theologian and scholar, as well as a Sufi mystic. He played an important role in the development of Shi'a doctrine, and had close ties with the founders of two Sunni jurisprudences, Hanafi and Malikite. His death triggered divisions among the Shiites who recognized Ismail, his eldest predeceased son, as his successor, and thus formed the Ismaili branch. His written opinions are authoritative in religious thought, and his name is very often cited in reporting a tradition. Ja'far al-Sadiq is a link between the Sunni and Shiite worlds, and his words still resonate in Yemen, where a large Shiite Zaidi community coexists with a majority Sunni population.
Wear, flap and cover of the binding missing (collated and complete)
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