034-035 al-Urmawi's Work
A Collection of Safi al-Din al-Urmawi's work
dated: 2 Muharram 952 H.E. (15 March 1545) by the scribe Abd Allah ibn Shams al-Din.
on paper, 12.5 x 18.5 cm, 169 folios. Lots of figures and diagrams.
1. Al-Sharafiyyah fi al-Nasab al-Ta'lifiyyah, p. 1-160, Arabic, 80 folios.
2. Kitab al-Adwar, Arabic, p. 161-207, 24 folios.
3. A treatise on Music, Persian, p. 254-271, 10 folios.
4. A Persian commentary on Kitab al-Adwar by Qutb al-Din Shirazi (d. 1311), p. 210-253, 274-338, 54 folios.
Safi al-Din al-Urmawi (Arabic: صفی الدین الارموی) or Abd al-Muʾmin ibn Yusuf ibn Fakhir al-Urmawi al-Baghdadi (Sufi al-Dīn in some Ottoman sources) (born c. 613 H.E./1216 AD probably in Urmia died in 1294 AD) was a renowned musician and writer on the theory of music. He is perhaps best known for developing in the thirteenth century the widely used seventeen tone scale later expanded to the Arabic scale of twenty-four quarter tones. He died in Baghdad on 28 Ṣafar 693 H.E./28 January 1294, at the age of about 80.