Lot n° 33
7000 - 8000
Coran moghol ayant appartenu à Shaykh Adam bin Ismail Al-Bannuri (d. 1643 à Médine), grand maître soufi de Naqshbandiyya
India, late 16th-early 17th century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 508 ff. 14 ll. per page, in bihari in black ink on a gilt background. Opening double-page illuminated with spirals, followed by an illuminated frontispiece with the sura Al-Baqara. Sura titles in red thuluth, verses marked with gilt lozenges, marginal medallions illuminated in blue and gold. Bound later.
Text : 16.5 x 8 cm ; Page : 22 x 11.5 cm
Stamps and seals of owners dated: Stamp 1 of square shape: "Bulbul of Naqshbandi garden, Sayyid Adam Bannuri 1101 H./1602-1603". Shaykh Adam bin Ismail Al-Bannuri (d. 1643 in Medina) is one of the great masters of the Sufi brotherhoods in India at the time of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-1627), Naqshbandiyya. He was buried in Baqi' near Uthman bin Affan (Al-Hasani, Abd al-Hayy, Nuzhat al-khawatir wa bahjat al-masami' wa al-nawazir al-a'lam bi-man fi tarikh al-hind min al-a'lam, Vol. 5, Beirut: Dar ibn al-hizn, 1999, p. 461). Stamp 2 of oval shape: "Sayyid Muhammad Mir Shah". A note next to the stamps on the page of Surah Al-Kahf reads: Mirza 1298 AH /1881-82.
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