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Qiṣṣat futūḥ Ifrīqīyah. Al-Sifr 1 : manuscript.

Qiṣṣat futūḥ Ifrīqīyah. Al-Sifr 1 : manuscript.

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Futūḥ Ifrīqīyah
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Date: 1672.
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14 x 18.5 cm; written surface: 11 x 14 cm; 17 lines per page.
Binding: In modern brown cloth binding.
Colophon: "Wa-hādhā muqtaḍá al-sifr al-awwal min al-Mahdīyah wa-ilá Sāṭīf ... Wa-al-ḥamdu lillāh ʻalá al-tamām wa-al-ikmāl ʻalá yad ... Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm min Banī Ṣāliḥ ... Wa-kāana al-farāgh minhu ʻashīyah yawm al-Arbaʻ awwal shahr Shaʻbān ʻām thalāth wa-thamānīn wa-alf ..."
In fair Maghribī script, in brown ink on white paper; headings, keywords and markings in red; the first ten leaves are in a different hand and seem to have replaced the original; catchwords. The leaves are affected by dampness, but the text is legible, some are repaired without loss of text.
Incipit: "Bismillāh al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm. Ṣallá Allāh ʻalá Sayyidinā Muḥammad wa-ālihi. Qiṣṣat futūḥ Ifrīqīyah. Bi-ʻawn Allāh wa-barakat Rasūl Allāh ṣallá Allāh ʻlayhi wa-sallam. Qāl fa-kharaja ilayhā ʻUqbah ibn ʻĀmir, raḍiya Allāh ʻanh, yakūnu amīr al-jaysh, wa-kharrajahu Mawlānā ʻUthmān ibn ʻAffān, raḍiya Allāh ʻanh, wa-huwa amīr al-Madīnah [madīnat] al-Nabī, ṣallá Allāh ʻlayhi wa-sallam, wa-yakūnu ʻAlī, raḍiya Allāh ʻanh, wazīrahu. Wa-lam yuqtal aḥad baʻda mawt al-Nabī, ṣallá Allāh ʻlayhi wa-sallam. Fa-kharaja bi-sittīn alf fāris min bilād al-ʻArab ..."
On folio 10b an invocation in a different hand.
On folios 1a an advice on generosity, written in light blue ink, bearing the name and signature of al-Sayyid al-Ṭūfī al-Mālikī, Mudīr ʻĀmm Maʻhad al-Futūḥ al-Malakī, starts with: "Kun karīman kay tanāla bi-qurbinā nūran wa-ʻilman ..."
Romanization supplied by cataloger.
Secundo folio: miʼat alf fāris.
Text folio 1a-155b.
Title from folio 1a.
Translation of the colophon: "This is the end of the first book dealing with [the conquest] from al-Mahdīyah to Sāṭīf ... Praise be to God on completing its copying by ... Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhim of Banī Ṣāliḥ ... The copying was completed on Wednesday evening, the beginning of Shaʻbān, 1083 [22 November, 1672] ..."
البداية: "بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم. صلى الله على سيدنا محمد وآله. قصة فتوح إفريقية. بعون الله وبركة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم. قال فخرج إليها عقبة بن عامر، رضي الله عنه، يكون أمير الجيش، وخرّجه مولانا عثمان بن عفان، رضي الله عنه، وهو أمير المدينة [مدينة] النبي، صلى الله عليه وسلم، ويكون علي، رضي الله عنه، وزيره. ولم يقتل أحد بعد موت النبي، صلى الله عليه وسلم. فخرج بستين ألف فارس من بلاد العرب ..."
الخاتمة: "وهذا مقتضى السفر الأول من المهدية وإلى ساطيف ... والحمد لله على التمام والإكمال على يد ... أحمد بن إبراهيم من بني صالح ... وكان الفراغ منه عشية يوم الأربع أول شهر شعبان عام ثلاث وثمانين وألف ..."
بداية الورقة الثانية: مائة ألف فارس.
على ظهر الورقة 10 دعاء بخط مختلف.
على وجه الورقة 1 نصيحة عن الكرم، مكتوبة بحبر أزرق فاتح، تحمل اسم وتوقيع السيد الطوفي المالكي، مدير عام معهد الفتوح الملكي، بدايتها: "كن كريمًا كي تنال بقربنا نورًا وعلمًا ..."
Abstract:
An anonymous treatise on the Arab conquest of North Africa under the leadership of ʻUqbah ibn ʻĀmir (died 678), a companion of the Prophet Muḥammad who became the governor of Egypt and died there. The present manuscript is the first book (al-sifr al-awwal) of the original work, dealing with the conquest from al-Mahdīyah to Sāṭīf (localities in North Africa). Copied by Aḥmad ibn Ibrāhīm of Banū Ṣāliḥ on Wednesday, 1 Shaʻbān, 1083 Hijrī (22 November, 1672). Place of copying not mentioned.
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1 volume (155 leaves) ; 20 cm
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