• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 173

    ABU HAMID AL-GHAZALI (D. AH 505/1111 AD): MINHAJ AL-'ABIDIN

    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN HAJJ HAYDAR (?), EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, POSSIBLY PALESTINE, DATED AH 803/1400-01 AD

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    ABU HAMID AL-GHAZALI (D. AH 505/1111 AD): MINHAJ AL-'ABIDIN
    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN HAJJ HAYDAR (?), EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, POSSIBLY PALESTINE, DATED AH 803/1400-01 AD
    The Methodology for the Worshipers, On Sufism, Arabic manuscript on paper, 101ff. plus 3 fly-leaves, each with 19ll. of black naskh, titles and important words in larger red or black naskh, catchwords, some phrases underlined in red, marginal notes, the colophon signed and dated in elegant tawqi', later owners' marks, in stamped brown morocco, minor repairs
    Folio 10 x 6 3/8in. (25.5 x 16.6cm.)


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    Two copies of this work are in the Chester Beatty Library. They are dated 1345 and 1349; the latter was copied in Jerusalem (Arthur J. Arberry, The Chester Beatty Library, a Handlist of the Arabic Manuscripts, Dublin, 1964, Vol.II, nos.5363 and 5417).

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