al-Nahj al-qawīm hadīyah li-man talaqqāhā bi-qalb salīm : manuscript, [ca. 1900]
Madḥ al-Malik al-Sulṭān ʻAbd al-Ḥamīd Khān al-Thānī
ʻAṭṭār, Aḥmad Fahmī ibn Salīm.HOLLIS ID
1 v. (12 leaves in 1 quire) ; 19 cm.Form/Genre
Abdülhamid , II, Sultan of the Turks , 1842-1918 ; Islam and politics ; Islamic ethics
The text starts with a praise of the Sultan Abdülhamid and his governor Osman Nuri Paşa. Then it discusses the necessity of obedience to the Sultan and the authorities from a religious point of view. It then touches briefly on several ethical issues. The text may or may not be complete at the end.
Title from the introduction of the author (fol. 3r). Cover title is in later hand in blue and it is a misleading title.
ان اغلى ما يصاغ من جواهر الحكم واعلى ماينسج من طراز الشكر على سماء الهمم ... وبعد فاعلم انه لما بلغ عروس صفوة اصفياء ... :Incipit
Written in partially vocalized naskh in black ink, 13 lines per page, with catchwords on the verso of each leaf.
Unsewn, unbound ; First two leaves are left empty. Paper size: 19 x 11.5 cm (text: 15 x 8.5 cm).
The ms. must have been written between 1876-1909 and most probably in Damascus. It is likely to be an holograph. Author's name is not mentioned anywhere in the ms. It is highly probable that the ms is either written or copied by Aḥmad Fahmī ibn Salīm al-ʻAṭṭār.
MS Arab 407. Houghton Library, Harvard University.