Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 443


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Title:

Sıhhat-ı âbâd,[early 18th century].صحت آباد,[اوائل القرن 18م].

Author:

Osmanzade Taip, Ahmet,1660?-1724.عثمان زاده احمد تائب بن عثمان.


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Place/Date of Production:

[1700 to 1750].

Size:

24 leaves :paper ;242 x 135 (170 x 73) mm. bound to 242 x 138 mm.

Summary:

Elegant copy of the commentary of Aḥmad Tāʼib ibn ʻUthmān, known as ʻOthmānzāde, on forty hadith.

Other Title(s):

Ṣiḥḥat-i ābādصحت آباد في شرح الاربعينŞerh-i hadis-i erbain

Subject(s):

Hadith--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Hadith--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Customs and practices--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)18th century.

Language:

Arabic and Ottoman Turkish.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from headpiece on fol.1b.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة والسلام على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله واصحابه اجمعين باحسان الى يوم الدين بعد هذا باعث جمع حديث اربعين ..."

Explicit:

"بو بنده كمينه ثنا معتاد لرى ميداذ سخنور يده تهمت خبط وخطا ايله تعيير اولنميه. بيت هركس مر هون بذل مقدور لنكانه دوئ خامه معذور. تاريخ ختام صحت اباد فيلسوف سخن اراى خرد فهم ايدوب ما حصل معنانى ديدى تاريخنى بو تاليفك صحت اباد شفاپيرانى"


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Colophon:

"Authorial" and "Scribal," rectangular, reads "قد وقع الفراغ من تسويده بعون الله الملك المنان على يد مترجمه الفقير احمد بن عثمان المدرس باحدى المدارس الثمان في اوائل شهر ربيع الاخر لسنة عشرين ومائة والف كتبه الفقير الى رحمة ربه القدير الداعي بدوام الدولة العلية السيد عبد الله"

Dedication:

Ahmet III (1673-1736), son of Mehmet IV at opening (fol.1b-2a) "السلطان احمد خان بن السلاطان محمد خان".

Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

ii, 2 V (20), II (24), i ; two quinions and a binion ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals (supplied during cataloguing).

Layout:

Written in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; fine Turkish hand ; slight tilt to the left ; seriffed with right sloping head-serif on lām of definite article, ṭāʼ, etc. but free-standing alif sans serif ; colophon more ligatured ; main section in headings tawqīʻ.

Decoration:

Superbly executed illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān) on fol.1b (p.2) consists of rectangular piece with cartouche carrying the title of the work in white surmounted by a w-shaped piece with a network of tīgh and flowers above, all filled with floral design in blue, gold, green, pink, orange, and red ; exquisite illuminated headpiece on fol.3a (p.5) consists of a w-shaped piece with cartouche carrying the section heading and floral decoration in blue, gold, white, pink, green, orange and red surmounted by tīgh in blue with red accents ; illuminated headpiece on fol.4b (p.8) consists of a rectangular piece with cartouche carrying the section heading for the first hadith surmounted by a semicircular piece with tīgh above in blue and red accents all filled with floral decoration in blue, gold, green, white, pink, orange, and red ; textual dividers in the form of gold rosettes and floral vegetal motifs appear hear and there throughout ; ruled in a frame consisting of gold bands and black fillets ; text rubricated with some sections headings, key words, etc. in red ; main section headings in white.

Support:

non-European (early 18th century Persian?) laid paper with laid lines running horizontally spaced roughly 7-8 laid lines per cm. and some sagging, no chain lines, burnished to glossy, some undissolved fibers ; flyleaves of European laid paper.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark green leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; pastedowns, flyleaves (made endpapers) and interior of envelope flap in red surface-dyed paper ; upper and lower covers bear large central gold-stamped (recessed onlay) scalloped mandorla , pendants and corner pieces along with tooled and gold-painted rolled guilloché border with gold fillets ; vegetal design within the decorative elements has been accented with red paint and that of the mandorla evokes Déroche class. Nsd 7 ; design carries over to envelope flap ; chevron endbands in red and white have suffered some losses in good condition despite minor abrasion and edge wear though textblock has completely detached, some losses in spine lining and sewing.

Former Shelfmarks:

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Origin:

As appears in colophon on fol.24a (p.47), composition finished in the first part of Rabīʻ al-Akhīr 1120 H [June 1708]. Copied by al-Sayyid ʻAbd Allāh. Signed by the mudhahhib (gilder) in the lower edge of the frame on fol.24a (p.47) in a miniscule hand.

Ownership and History:

Inscription on fol.1a dated 5 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1213 [May 1799], reads "اللهم يا غفار الذنوب فاغفر ذنوب عبدك المصطفى بن الحاج محمد امين بن عبد الرحيم بن عبد الرحمن بن محمود ... في ٥ ذ نسة ١٢١٣"; inscription on front flyleaf "345 T. Dell" ; relatively clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 Sait Abullah, scribe. 05 سيد عبد الله, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

References:

T. Menzel, "Aḥmad Tāʼib, ʻOthmān-Zāde (18th century) : Ottoman Historian," In Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World, ed. N.K. Singh and A. Samiuddin,p.34-36

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Posted by evyn on March 8, 2010
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Turkish MSS

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Akram Khabibullaev on whole page :

This is “Sihhat-abad”, commentary on fourty hadith written in verse by Othmanzade Ahmed, 18th century Ottoman poet. Information about the author in “Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World By N.K. Singh, NK Singh, A Samiuddin” p. 34-36.
Colophon: qad waqa’a al-firagh min taswidihi bi awn allah al-malik al-mannan ala yadi mutarjimihi al-faqir Ahmad bin Uthman al-mudarris bi ihda al-madaris al-thamani fi awail shahr rabi al-akhir li-sanat ishrin wa miat wa alf. katabahu al-faqir ila rahmat rabbihi al-qadir al-da’i bi dawam al-dawlah al-aliyyah al-Sayyid Abd Allah

March 24, 2010 8:37 pm
Akram Khabibullaev on paragraph 2:

Title is not ‘Sihhat ibadat’. It is ‘Sihhatabad’

March 24, 2010 8:56 pm
Akram Khabibullaev on paragraph 4:

Othmanzade Ahmed, 18th century Ottoman poet.

March 24, 2010 8:57 pm
Akram Khabibullaev on paragraph 4:

awail shahr rabi al-akhir li-sanat ishrin wa miat wa alf
Beginning of rabi al-akhar 1120/June 1708

March 24, 2010 9:03 pm
Akram Khabibullaev on paragraph 14:

‘Ahmad khan ibn Sultan Muhammad khan’

Ahmed III son of Sultan Mehmet IV

March 24, 2010 9:08 pm

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