al-ism al-a`zam - An Isma'ili text ed. Strothmann- Gnosis-Texte der Ismailiten:

 

Abhandlungen Der Akadamie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen. Philologisch- Historische Klasse. Dritte Folge Nr. 28 ..

Gnosis-Texte der Ismailiten:

arabische Handschrift Ambrosiana H 75, Volume 3, Issue 28  within

Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse Biblioteca ambrosiana, R. Strothmann. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1943. 275 pages. The Arabic section within this volume is headed Arbaʿa kutub ismāʿīlīya. It is 261 pages long with a 61 page German section.

Rudolf Strothmann (1877-1960).

 

  • Gnosis-Texte der Ismailiten : Arabische Handschrift Ambrosiana H 75 = Arbaʿa kutub ismāʿīlīya / hrsg. von R. Strothmann. — Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1943. — 62, 215 pages (Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen Philologisch-Historische Klasse Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse ; Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse).

As indicated above, the four Isma'ili works - Arba'at Kutub Ismā'īlīyah / Arba'at kutub ismā'īlīyah - published here are :

  • (1) Masā'il majmū'ah min al-ḣak̇ā'ik̇ al-'āliyah, by an unknown author;
  • (2) al-Īḍāḣ wa'l-tabyīn, by 'Alī b. Muḣammad b. al-Walīd;
  • (3) Tuḣfat al-murtād, by the same;
  • (4) Risala al-ism al-a'ẓam, by an unknown author.
  • PDf.

The opening lines of the Risala on the al-ism al-a`zam as printed in Strothmann 1943:

The Treatise on the al-ism al-a`zam (Mightiest Name [ of God] ) [by an unknown author].

Lambden Trans. - to be completed ...

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

for in Him do we seek help.

Praised be to God, the Enkindler of the Firebrand of the True One [God] / Truth (qabas al-haqq) through the assistance of his Gates (abwab), the Preserver  of the mystery of his Wisdom (sirr al-hakmat) in His Treasury ([ma]khazanat) and by means of His Gates (abwab). And blessings be upon Muhammad, the apex of His creatures [creation] (safwat al-khalq) and His quintessence (lubab) and upon His legatee (wasi), Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the very locus of his Pulpit (mahall minbar), His Niche (mihrab) among the Imams of His progeny, the interpretors [communicators]  of the benefits of the First Intellect (tarajimat fawa'id  al-aql al-awwal) and His Veilong (hijab), And [blessings] be upon our master (mawla) and our Lord (sayyid), the ?? of our era , the Imam al-Tayyib, Abi Qasim (the Father of  al-Qasim), the Amir al-Mu'minin (Commander of the Faithful), the Confluence of the Divine Bounty and Nobility (mujtama` a al-fadl wa al-sharaf)

 

 

 

 

Appendix  on Strothmann and his works...

Biographical notes:

  • B. Spuler, "Rudolf Strothmann (1877-1960)", Isi., XXXVI/1 -2 ( 1960), pp. 1-3;
  • R. Paret, "Rudolf Strothmann (4 .9.1877-15.5.1960)", ZDMG, CXI (1962), pp. 13-15;
  • R. Sellheim, "Autobiographische Aufzeichnungen und Erinnerungen von Cari Brockelmann", Oriens, XXVII ( 1981), p. 42;
  • Mecdüddin K!vanı. "İştrutman, Rudolf', DMBİ, IX, 9-10
  • See further :
  • https://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfz123929.html#indexcontent

I draw here on `STROTHMANN, Rudolf; by  Hilal Görgün  in TDV İslâm Ansiklopedisi :

Other works or editions of Strothmann include :

See Also :

 Daylamī, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan, fl. 1308

 Ziyaeddin İsmail b. Hibetullah el-İsmaili el-Süleymani.

  • Kitab al-mizan wa'l-tasnim (Jsmailitischer Kommentar zum Koran, I-lV, Göttingen 1947-1955.

Jaʻfar ibn Manṣūr al-Yaman (10th cent. CE).

  • كتاب الكشف  Kitab al-Kashf (ed.)  Strothmann. Islamic Research Association series, no. 13. London ; New York ; Bombay ; Calcutta ; Madras : G. Cumberlege : Oxford university press, 1952. Isma'ili Qur'an Commentary.