Persian Manuscripts : Saʻādatnāmah | Sham‘ī

ʻAṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīn, -approximately 1230; عطار، فريد الدين محمد بن ابراهيم نيشابورى, Muṣṭafà Şem‘ī, d. ca. 1602; شمعى

Persian Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Muṣṭafà Şem‘ī (d. ca. 1602.) composed this Ottoman Turkish commentary on the Persian <i>Pandnāmah</i> (Book of Advice), spuriously ascribed to Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār. In his introduction, the author states how his friend, Ṣāḥib al-Dawlah ʿÖmer bin Ḥüseyin requested that he complete the work, which he dedicated to the latter’s patron Zeyrek Ağa, then presented it to Sultan Murad III (b. 1546, r. 1574–1595 CE) when finished. The commentary itself consists of verse by verse quotations, with their translations, and occasional glosses on the original text, a style that the author maintains in his other Ottoman commentaries on Persian works. An Ottoman-era scribe named Ahmet Kadır Bülevi completed this manuscript 3 Muḥarram 1077 AH (6 Jul. 1666 CE).</p>

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