The Meccan Revelations - Maymaniyya Edition
This Maymaniyya edition, known as the Cairo edition, is the approved edition as the most important main reference for the text of the Revelations. Mecca until now, as the Great Arabic Book House, which was founded in Cairo by Ahmad al-Babi al-Halabi in the year 1859 AD under the name of the Al-Maymaniyah Printing Press, and which was located opposite the Al-Azhar Mosque, printed the Meccan Revelations in the year 1329 AH/1911 AD at the expense of Hajj Fida Muhammad al-Kashmiri and his partners in Mecca. Correcting the errors that occurred in my Bulaq edition.
The head of the Correction Committee, Sheikh Muhammad al-Zuhri al-Ghamrawi, stated that the two Bulaq editions missed access to the author’s copy, and that it was divine providence that a copy was provided to them that was matched in the Konya copy that was handwritten by the author. A group of scholars interviewed it on the orders of Prince Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza’iri, may God Almighty have mercy on him. This edition is known as the Cairo Edition.
As is the case with the Boulaq edition, the Cairo edition contains four volumes, with a 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, excluding the index and conclusion that were added to the edition, and excluding the blank pages. The conclusion of the corrector Muhammad Qatta al-Adawi was also added, which he placed 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, summarized from the book Nafah al-Tayyib. Then Sheikh Muhammad Al-Zuhri Al-Ghamrawi, Chairman of the Correction Committee at the Great Arab Book House Press, added a brief conclusion at the end of the fourth volume, mentioning the occasion and date of this edition: Conclusion by 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 those supervising the printing of the book did not personally look at the Konya manuscript in the handwriting of Sheikh Muhyi al-Din, but rather on a corresponding and corrected copy of it, which resulted in the occurrence of many errors, such as not displaying many of the book’s internal titles in the manner highlighted by Sheikh al-Akbar in His manuscript, and the text came out in long passages that were difficult to follow and determine its beginning and end.Please visit this website dedicated to the Book of Meccan Revelations