The Meccan Revelations: al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya

Brwose Headings Section I: on Knowledge Section II: on Interactions Section IV: on Abodes
Introductions Section V: on Controversies Section III: on States Section VI: on Stations (Maqamat of the Pole)
Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four

Meccan Revelations - Maymaniya / Cairo Edition

maymaniya edition

The Maymaniya edition is known as the Cairo edition, and it is the standard edition as the most important major reference for the text of the Meccan Revelations until now, as the Great Arabic Book House, which was founded in Cairo by Ahmad al-Babi al-Halabi in 1859 AD in the name of the Maymaniya Press, which was located opposite the Al-Azhar Mosque, printed the Meccan conquests in 1329 AH / 1911 AD at the expense of Hajj Fada Muhammad al-Kashmiri and his associates in Mecca. Correct the errors that occurred in my Bulaq edition.

The head of the correction committee, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Zuhri Al-Ghamrawi, stated that the two editions of Bulaq missed the author’s copy, and that it was from God’s providence that a copy was given to them on the Konya copy that was handwritten by the author. This edition is known as the Cairo edition.

As is the case with the Bulaq edition, the Cairo edition contains four volumes, with different number of pages: the first volume contains 763 pages, the second volume contains 693 pages, the third volume contains 568 pages, and the fourth volume contains 554 pages For the main text other than the index and conclusion which were added to the edition and other than the blank pages. The conclusion of the corrector, Muhammad Qatt al-Adawi, which he put at the end of the fourth volume of the Bulaq edition, in which he mentions a summary of the biography of Sheikh Muhyi al-Din, was added in brief from the book Nafh al-Tayyib. Then Sheikh Muhammad Al-Zuhri Al-Ghamrawi, head of the correction committee at the Great Arab Book House Press, added a brief conclusion at the end of the fourth volume, in which he mentions the occasion and date of this edition: Conclusion Sheikh Muhammad Al-Zuhri Al-Ghamrawi, Chairman of the Correction Committee at the Great Arab Book House Press. It is clear from this conclusion that the supervisors of printing the book did not stop themselves on the Konya manuscript, which was handwritten by Sheikh Muhyiddin, but on a copy corresponding to it and corrected on it, which resulted in the occurrence of many errors such as not highlighting many of the book’s internal titles in the image that Sheikh Al-Akbar highlighted in His manuscript, the text came out in long passages that are difficult to follow and to determine the beginning and end.