Isl. Ms. 50


Kitāb Ibrāhīm al-Ḥalabī al-musammá bi-Sharḥ al-kabīr lil-Munyah al-muṣallī,[1072, i.e. 1661 or 1662].كتاب ابراهيم الحلبي المسمى بشرح الكبير للمنية المصلي,[1072ه, 1661 أو 1662م].


Ḥalabī, Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad,d. 1549 or 50.حلبي، ابراهيم بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1661 or 1662].


394 leaves :paper ;208 x 150 (155 x 89) mm. bound to 210 x 152 mm.


Fine copy of al-Ḥalabī's exhaustive commentary on the Munyat al-muṣallī by Sadīd al-Dīn Kashgharī, addressing matters of ablution and ritual prayer. Added leaves carrying table of contents inserted after front flyleaf.

Other Title(s):

Ghunyat al-mutamallī fī sharḥ Munyat al-muṣallīغنية المتملي في شرح منية المصليEdge title:حلبي كبير


Prayer--Islam--Early works to 1800.
Purity, Ritual--Islam--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Kashgharī, Sadīd al-Dīn,--13th cent.?--Munyat al-muṣallī wa-ghunyat al-mubtadiʻ.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.15).


"الحمد لله جاعل الصلوة عماد الدين وعتاد المتقين وسراج اليقين ومنهاج المهدين ... وبعد فان العبادات ولي ما صرفت فيه نفائس الاوقات ... وكان الكتاب المسمى بمنية المصلي وغنية المبتدي من احسن ما صنعت في بيانها ... واحببت ان اضع له شرحا يكثر فوائدها ... وسميته غنية المتملي في شرح منية المصلي ..."


"لان يلقي الله تعالى ومهرها في ذمتها خير له من ان يطأ امرأة لا تصلي قال الله تعالى وامر اهلك بالصلوة واصطبر عليها لا نسألك رزقا نحن نرزقك والعقابة للتقوى ونسأل الله تعالى حسن العقابة والعفية في الدنيا والاخرة لنا ولاخواننا وجميع المسلمين انه خير المسؤول واكرم مأمول امين"


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "تم تم تم تم تم تم تم تم سنة اثنى وسبعين بعد الالف"


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Physical Details:

i, IV-3 (5), V+1 (16), 36 V(376), V+1 (387), IV-1 (394), i ; chiefly quinions ; final leaf left blank ; quire numbering in the form of whole words ("الجزء الثاني", etc.) and Hindu-Arabic numerals appears in the upper outer margin of the recto of the first leaf of each quire beginning with the second ; and foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, begins with ١ on page facing incipit page ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (skips two pages between pp.631-632, skips from p.655 to p.666, includes some flyleaves).


Written in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board clearly evident).


Naskh ; elegant Ottoman hand ; partially seriffed with right-sloping head-serif on many vertical strokes, even free-standing alif ; effect of tilt to the left ; quite rounded, with some sweeping descenders ; many open counters ; point of final nūn often assimilated with bowl.


Keywords, section headings, and some notabilia (side heads) rubricated ; text being commented upon overlined in red ; textual divders in the form of red discs.


Primarily a European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced roughly 28 mm. apart ; well-burnished ; watermark of anchor in circle with trefoil above (compare Heawood 4) ; a different European paper, much thinner with three circles watermark is used toward the center of the codex.


Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (in blue, seafoam green, yellow, white) with red leather over spine, fore-edge flap and turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in yellow laid paper ; sewn in brown or grey thread, two stations ; only traces of endbands remaining ; in poor condition with significant abrasion, staining, cracking and lifting of leather, fore-edge flap detaching, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 2. Ghunyat al-mutamalli."


As appears in 'colophon' on p.796, transcription for this ms. completed in 1072 [1661 or 1662]. Further detail on copyist and place of transcription not provided.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 2. Ghunyat al-mutamalli." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "322" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; on blue-tinted paper pasted on 'title-page' (p.15), a detailed waqf statement in the name of al-Sayyid ʻAbd Allāh Adīb (Abdullah Edip), known as Jannatʹzādah (Cennet-zade), qāḍī of Erzurum, accompanied by his seal, reads: "وقفت وقفا صحيحا شرعيا بشرط ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب الملتصق بداري الا لعلماء سكنوا بارضروم بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير اليه السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; numerous notabilia (side-heads) throughout, many rubricated ; occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,SI, 659-660

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Posted by evyn on April 19, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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