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Házā Kitāb Birgili Meḥemmed Efendi Ḳonevī: A commentary in Ottoman Turkish by Şeyh ‘Alī uṣ-Ṣadrī el-Ḳonevī (d. after 1114/1702–3) upon the Vaṣīyetnāmẹ-’i Birgivī, a manual of Islamic doctrine and worship ...




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el-Esrār ür-Rabbānīyẹ ve l-Hazā’in ür-Rāġibīyẹ: A Turkish translation of Zübdet ül-ḥaḳā’iḳ fī keşf id-daḳā’iḳ, an Arabic treatise on Sufism by ‘Ayn ul-Ḳużāt el-Hemedānī (d. 525/1131). Undated, 18th century.




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[Mukātabāt-i ‘Allāmī] The collected state correspondence of Abū al-Fażl ‘Allāmī (d. 1011/1602), minister, confidant and chronicler to the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Written in Persian, copied in the Ottoman Empire. Dated ...




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Dīvān-i Shāhī: Collected poems of the poet, composer and artist Āq Malik (or Āqā Malik) ibn Malik Jamāl al-Dīn Fīrūzkūhī, known as Amīr Shāhī Sabzavārī (d. 857 or 859/1453 or ...




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Ḥilyẹ-’i Resūl Allāh (ṣ): An Ottoman Turkish poem describing the Prophet Muḥammad by Meḥemmed Hāḳānī (d. 1015/1606–7). Incomplete. Undated, 18th/19th century .




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Niṣāb-i Mawlavī: A Persian treatise on Islamic spirituality and the stages and states of the Sufi Path by Ismā‘īl Rusūkhī Anqaravī (d. 1041/1631). Dated 1273/1856.




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[Şerḥ-i Vaṣīyet-nāmẹ-’i Birgivī] A rare commentary on the Vaṣīyet-nāme, or Risālẹ, of Meḥemmed ibn Pīr ‘Alī Birgili or Birgivī (d. 981/1573) by Seyyid ‘Ömer bin es-Seyyid ‘Abd-ür-Raḥmān ibn ‘Ömer el-Ermenākī. ...




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Nuzhat al-qulūb: A Persian treatise on the geography and history of Iran and certain adjoining regions by Ḥamd Allāh Mustawfī Qazvīnī (fl. 730–40/1330–40). Incomplete. Dated 1057/1648.




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[Ġıdā’ ur-rūḥ] Házih ir-Risālet ül-müsemmāh bi-Ġıdā’ ur-rūḥ: A didactic work on ethics and spiritual life, containing a variety of tales, anecdotes, Sufi sayings and verses, in Turkish, Persian, and Arabic, ...




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<Şarḳılar mecmū‘ạsı> A collection of folk-song lyrics in Ottoman Turkish: şarḳıs, semā’īs, and nefes. Undated, 19th century.




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[Şerḥ-i Şāhidī] A commentary on Tuḥfe-’i Şāhidī, a Persian-Ottoman Turkish glossary in verse by İbrāhīm Şāhidī Dedẹ of Muğla (d. 957/1550). (43v–44r) Házih Ḥilyet üş-şerīf (sic), the Caliph and Imam ...




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[Risalet ül-bey‘ ve ş-şirā’] Risālẹ-’i Ḥamzạ Efendi: A Turkish manual of Islamic jurisprudence relating to transactions by Ḥamzạ Efendi Derendevī (d. 1167/1753–4). Undated, probably 18th or 19th century.




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Beyān házā kitāb Muḥammedīyẹ: Renowned didactic religious poem in Ottoman Turkish by Yazıcı-oġlı Meḥemmed ibn Ṣāliḥ (d. 855/1451). Undated, probably 16th/17th century.




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<A composite manuscript in Ottoman Turkish> (2v–49v): Vaṣīyetnāmẹ, a manual of Islamic doctrine and worship by Meḥemmed ibn Pīr ‘Alī Birgili or Birgivī (d. 981/1573). Dated 1080/1679. (49v–51r): <‘Aḳīdẹ risālẹsi> ...




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Mir’āt ül-‘avālim: A short treatise in Ottoman Turkish on cosmography and history by Muṣṭafà ‘Ālī of Gelibolu, i.e. Gallipoli (d. 1008/1599). Incomplete at the end. Dated 1044/1634–5.




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A very early fragmentay Qur'an, written in kufic script, dated to the eighth or ninth century. Contains notes and diacritical marks added by a later hand.




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[al-Qurʼān] Two leaves from a Hijazi Qurʼān containing verses from Surah 18 (Al-Kahf, ‘The Cave’), verses 17–23; Surah 19 (Maryam, ‘Mary’), verses 91–98; and Surah 20 (Ta-Ha, 'Ta-Ha'), verses 1–40. ...




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[al-Qurʼān] Seven leaves from a Hijazi Qurʼān containing verses from Surah 4 (An-Nisa, 'The Women'), verses 129–175; Surah 5 (al-Mā'idah, 'The Table'), verses 1–27; Surah 6 (al-An'ām, 'The Cattle'), verses ...




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Ta‘bīrname: A Turkish treatise on the interpretation of dreams and visions, for travellers and disciples on the Sufi Path by an unnamed author. Dated 1197/1783.




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al-Kalimat al-‘alīyat al-‘Alavīyah: Sayings in Arabic attributed to the Caliph and Imam ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (d. 40/661) together with translations into Persian verse. Dated 976/1568–9.




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<Rūznāmẹ> A small Ottoman perpetual calendar featuring astronomical tables for Islamic and Christian calendar years, times of sunrise and sunset for each day of the solar Ottoman calendar year; times ...




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<Two treatises in verse> (1v–35r): [Luġāt-i Şāhidī] a Persian-Ottoman Turkish glossary in verse by İbrāhīm Şāhidī Dedẹ of Muğla (d. 957/1550). Dated 1152/1740. (36v–52r): Luġāt-i manẓūm, a Persian-Turkish glossary in ...




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An Ottoman manuscript from the seventeenth century. Contains an anonymous astrological calendar for 1645 C.E. Red rulings, decorative headings, illustrations and tables in red, green, yellow and blue ink.




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<Composite manuscript in Ottoman Turkish> (1r–144v) <Kīmyā risālẹsi> An unidentified and anonymous treatise on chemistry and alchemy. Dated 1253/1837–8. (145r–150v): Serḥ-i Ve ż-Żuḥà: A treatise concerning Qur’ān Sūra 93, al-Ḍuḥà, ...




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Minhāc uş-Şifa’ī fī ṭıbb il-kīmyā’: A treatise on materia medica and chemicals by Dervīş ‘Ömer Şifā’ī ibn üş-Şeyh Ḥasan el-İstanbuli, or el-Burusevi (d. 1155/1742–3. Copied from the author’s holograph in ...




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Zübdet ül-menāsik fī irşād in-nāsik: A guide to the rules and proprieties of pilgrimage (Ḥajj and ‘Umra) by Şeyh Ḥasan ibn el-Ḥācc Ḥüseyin. Dated 1117/1705.




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[Tuḥfẹ-’i Şāhidī] A Persian-Ottoman Turkish glossary in verse by İbrāhīm Şāhidī Dedẹ of Muğla (d. 957/1550). Undated.




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Gulshan-i tawḥīd: A Persna poem on Islamic ethics and spirituality by the Mawlavī (Mevlevî) Sufi master Ibrāhīm Shāhidī Dadah (İbrāhīm Şāhidī Dedẹ) of Muğla (d. 957/1550). Undated, probably 17th century