Lot n° 136
800 - 1200
‘ALI IBN AL-HUSAYN, AL-SAHIFA AL-SAJJADIYYA. RECUEIL DE PRIÈRES SHIITES, SIGNÉ MUHAMMAD HADI AL-ISFAHANI
IRAN, QAJAR ART, 19th CENTURY
Small Arabic manuscript on paper, al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya, 192 folios, 12 lines of text per page on a gold speckled background, in black and red ink, in naskh script, framed by gold fillets, and marginal annotations.
Double first page illuminated in the margins with gilt floral scrolls and text in reserve within gilt clouds. Frontispiece decorated with a sarlowh illuminated with a starred cartouche. Colophon signed Muhammad Hadi al-Isfahani.
Bound in dark brown morocco with gilt decoration of a mandorla with pendants.
'ALI IBN AL-HUSAYN, AL-SAHIFA AL-SAJJADIYYA. COLLECTION OF SHIITE PRAYERS, SIGNED MUHAMMAD HADI AL-ISFAHANI, PERSIA, QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY.
H: 17.8 x W: 11.5 cm
Al-Sahifa al-Sajjadiyya is a text of supplications and prayers attributed to 'Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin (d. 712), the great-grandson of Prophet Muhammad. The title means "the book of Sajjad", Sajjad being the epithet of Ali ibn Husayn, the fourth Imam. According to Shi'a tradition, this collection was composed after the Battle of Kerbelah (680) and describes aspects of the relationship between man and God. This text is also known under several other titles, and is of great importance in the Shiite tradition.
The text of the first page is glued on another sheet, the double first page is a bit damaged; some old paper restorations and some stains, some pages damaged, colophon partially erased.
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