The Bab - Ṣaḥīfa a`māl al-sana ("Treatise detailing the [Religio-Devotional] Acts of the Year").

Ṣaḥīfa / Kitab a`māl al-sana

("Treatise/ Book detailing the [Religio-Devotional] Acts of the Year"). Bushire 1845 CE.


 

In the Khutba al-dhikriyya this  text (the fifth of fourteen items) is referred to as the Ṣaḥīfa al-Fatimiyya ("The Fāṭimid Scroll-Treatise" ).  This work is the fifth item listed in the Kitab al-fihrist of the Bab and thus predates       .

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Ṣaḥīfa or Kitab a`māl al-sana

Three or more  mss. seem to be extant (see MacEoin, Sources, 197):

  • (1). Tehran INBA  5006C pp. 262-278.
  • (2). Tehran INBA 6007C pp. 413-452.
  • (2).  Majlis Library ms. PDf. on this website (unpaginated).

MacEoin, in his Sources pp. 64-5 states: 

"Another important work written in Bushihr after the pilgrimage is the Ṣaḥīfa or Kitab `amal al-sana, which we have aIready noted as among those listed in the Kitab al-Fihrist and the Ṣaḥīfa-yi dhahabiyya [sic. = Khutba al-dhikriyya]. It is also mentioned in the Ṣaḥīfa-yi `adliyya. Evidence for the dating of this work may be found in manuscnpt 5006C in the INBA. The abbreviations   (ie. 15 Jumada II 1261 /21 June 1845) are written above a line containing the phrase min hadha'l-shahr ('of this month') in the first of two sections between chapters 5 and 6 ((see contents list below). This suggests that the work was in progress at this date, only a few days before the Bab's departure from Bushihr en route for Shlrāz."


The book contains fourteen chapters, interspersed with other pieces, dealing broadly with religious observances for various important dates through the year. It bears a close resemblance to the Ṣaḥīfa makhzūna (Du`a-yi Ṣaḥīfa). Its contents are as follows:

1. Chapter One, on the knowledge of the Book
2. Chapter Two, on the Fist month (i.e., Muḥarram)
3. Section to he read after two-thirds of the night, or in mention of its
end
4. Chapter Three, on the first of the month of the Ḥajj (Dhu 'l-Ḥijja)
5. Section of unspecified use
6. Chapter Four, on the first of the month of Muḥarram
7. Section, presumably to be used on the last day of Muḥarram
8. Section, possibly for the same day
9. Chapter Five, on the month of the Ḥajj (Dhu 'l-Ḥijja)
10. Section to he read on the day of `Arafa (9 Dhu 'l-Ḥijja), the day preceding it, the day after it, the day of Ghadīr (17 Dhu 'l-Ḥijja) every Friday, the day of  bid` (?), and 24 Jumada II.
11. Section of unspecified use
12. Chapter Six, on the month of Muḥarram
13. Section of unspecified use
14. Chapter Seven, on the month of Ṣafar
15. Chapter Eight, on the month of Rabī` I
16. Chapter Nine, on the month of Rabī`  II
17. Chapter Ten, on the month of Jumada 1
18. Chapter Eleven, on the month of Jumada II
19. Chapter Twelve, on the eleventh of Muḥarram
20. Section, to he read on every day of Jumada II (?)
21. Chapter Thirteen, on the month of Ṣafar
22. Chapter Fourteen, on grace (faḍl)." (McEoin, Sources, 65)
 

Ṣaḥīfa / Kitab a`māl al-sana

("Treatise/ Book detailing the [Religio-Devotional] Acts of the Year"). Bushire 1845 CE. 

 

In the Khutba al-dhikriyya this  text (the fifth of fourteen items) is referred to as the Ṣaḥīfa al-Fatimiyya ("The Fāṭimid Scroll-Treatise" ).  This work is the fifth item listed in the Kitab al-fihrist of the Bab and thus predates       .

ADD HERE

Ṣaḥīfa or Kitab a`māl al-sana

Three or more  mss. seem to be extant (see MacEoin, Sources, 197):

  • (1). Tehran INBA  5006C pp. 262-278.
  • (2). Tehran INBA 6007C pp. 413-452.
  • (2).  Majlis Library ms. PDf. on this website (unpaginated).

This important Arabic work commences, according to the Majlis Lib, ms. listed above:

Ṣaḥīfa [Kitab] a`māl al-sana

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

Praised be to God Who hath, in very truth sent down the Book, a guidance and a remembrance for such as fear God. It is indeed a Book (kitab) which sets forth regulations [ritual practises] pertaining to the [successive] month(s) of God in the Qur'an. It is a guidance and a mercy  on the part of God unto such as prostrate [in devotion before Him].

It concludes as follows (Majlis ms).

... O thou concourse! Express devotion before Him then be ye mindful of His Name. Then send ye unto Him the Leaves [pages] of Justice (waraqat al-`adl) of that which thou hast written during the Day of God as befits the decree of this Bab, And be yw thankful and utter the `Praised be unto God, the Lord of all the worlds'. 

 

MacEoin, in his Sources pp. 64-5 states: 

"Another important work written in Bushihr after the pilgrimage is the Ṣaḥīfa or Kitab `amal al-sana, which we have aIready noted as among those listed in the Kitab al-Fihrist and the Ṣaḥīfa-yi dhahabiyya [sic. = Khutba al-dhikriyya]. It is also mentioned in the Ṣaḥīfa-yi `adliyya. Evidence for the dating of this work may be found in manuscnpt 5006C in the INBA. The abbreviations   (ie. 15 Jumada II 1261 /21 June 1845) are written above a line containing the phrase min hadha'l-shahr ('of this month') in the first of two sections between chapters 5 and 6 ((see contents list below). This suggests that the work was in progress at this date, only a few days before the Bab's departure from Bushihr en route for Shlrāz."

The book contains fourteen chapters, interspersed with other pieces, dealing broadly with religious observances for various important dates through the year. It bears a close resemblance to the Ṣaḥīfa makhzūna (Du`a-yi Ṣaḥīfa). Its contents are as follows:

1. Chapter One, on the knowledge of the Book
2. Chapter Two, on the Fist month (i.e., Muḥarram)
3. Section to he read after two-thirds of the night, or in mention of its
end
4. Chapter Three, on the first of the month of the Ḥajj (Dhu 'l-Ḥijja)
5. Section of unspecified use
6. Chapter Four, on the first of the month of Muḥarram
7. Section, presumably to be used on the last day of Muḥarram
8. Section, possibly for the same day
9. Chapter Five, on the month of the Ḥajj (Dhu 'l-Ḥijja)
10. Section to he read on the day of `Arafa (9 Dhu 'l-Ḥijja), the day preceding it, the day after it, the day of Ghadīr (17 Dhu 'l-Ḥijja) every Friday, the day of  bid` (?), and 24 Jumada II.
11. Section of unspecified use
12. Chapter Six, on the month of Muḥarram
13. Section of unspecified use
14. Chapter Seven, on the month of Ṣafar
15. Chapter Eight, on the month of Rabī` I
16. Chapter Nine, on the month of Rabī`  II
17. Chapter Ten, on the month of Jumada 1
18. Chapter Eleven, on the month of Jumada II
19. Chapter Twelve, on the eleventh of Muḥarram
20. Section, to he read on every day of Jumada II (?)
21. Chapter Thirteen, on the month of Ṣafar
22. Chapter Fourteen, on grace (faḍl)." (McEoin, Sources, 65)