Isl. Ms. 87


al-Taʻlīqāt al-mutaʻallaqah bi-Durar al-ḥukkām fī sharḥ Ghurar al-aḥkām,[1024, i.e. 1615].التعليقات المتعلقة بدرر الحكام في شرح غرر الاحكام,[1024ه, 1615م].


Vankulu Mehmet Efendi,d. 1592محمد بن مصطفى الوانى،وانقولى.

Place/Date of Production:



232 leavespaper ;205 x 145 (170 x 85) mm.


Fine copy of the gloss (possibly also entitled Naqd al-Durar) by Vankuli Mehmet Efendi (Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá al-Wānī, al-shahīr bi-Wānqūlī, d.1000/1592) on the Durar al-ḥukkām, the commentary by Molla Hüsrev (Muḥammad ibn Farāmurz, d.885/1480) on his Ghurar al-aḥkām, on principles of legal practice. Preceded by a brief passage discussing topics from the preface of the Durar, Hāshiyat al-Jurjānī ʻalá al-Kashshāf, etc..

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on front flyleaf and tail edge of textblock:Wānī ʻalá al-Durarوانى على الدرر


Islamic law--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Hüsrev,--Molla,--d. 1480.--Durar al-ḥukkām.
خسرو،--ملّا،--ت. 1480--درر الحكام.




Ms. codex.
Title from colophon on p.475.


"الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة على سيد المرسلين محمد واله وصحبه اجمعين اما بعد فقد قال صاحب الدرر في صدر كتابه او الاستعانة ... [al-Wānī ʻalá al-Durar] الحمد لوليه والصلوة على نبيه اما بعد فلما قراى علي الولد الاعز اعنى به موهبة [؟] الله تعالى من لطفه الرباني پير محمد بن محمد الواني كتاب الدرر والغرر درسا فدرسا حررت ما لاح في قلبي وجال في خلدي شيئا فشيئا ..."


"ان يكون الموصي كما المشتري منه [؟] بالنظر الى الموصي له فان الاقالة بيع حتى الثالث"


"Authorial" followed by "scribal," triangular, reads: "هذا اخر ما يسر الله تعالى بلطفه الرباني لاضعف عباده محمد الواني قول [؟] من التعليقات المتعلقة بدرر الحكام في شرح غرر الاحكام الواقع في غرة شهر محرم الحرام من شور سنة خمس وتسعين وتسعمائة في الهجرة النبوية المصطفوية والحمد لله سبحانه اولا واخرا والصلوة على نبيه محمد واله وصحبه اجمعين واستنسخه[؟] الفقير الى الله المتين مصطفى بن احمد غفر الله لهما ولوالديهما لجميع المؤمنين والمؤمنات افاض الله انارة البر [؟] ومد الله ظله الظليل علينا في اواسط شهر ذي القعدة الشريفة سنة اربع وعشرين والف


Composed by al-Wānī for his son, Pīr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Wānī (see opening on fol.4b/p.10).


1. fol.1b-fol.3b : [opening passage on the preface of the Durar, etc.].
2. fol.4a : [blank].
3. fol.4b-fol.232a : al-Taʻlīqāt al-mutaʻallaqah bi-Durar al-ḥukkām fī sharḥ Ghurar al-aḥkām / Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá al-Wānī, al-shahīr bi-Wānqūlī.
4. fol.232b : [blank].

Physical Details:

i, VI(12), 22 V(232), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (final count off by 12 pages - skips 234 and from 249 to 258).


Written mainly in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; fine Turkish hand ; highly seriffed with right-sloping wedge-shaped head serif on nearly every shaft ; highly ligatured ; slight effect of tilt to the left ; often strong effect of descenders slanting sharply down to the left and of words descending to baseline (see p.306-316, p.323-33, etc.) though varies ; kāf mashkūlah preferred (even final kāf) ; line thickness and tendency to slant, descent to baseline, etc. vary but appears to have been supplied by the same copyist throughout.


Textual dividers in the form of inverted commas ; text rubricated with keywords (اما بعد، قوله، الخ), section headings, overlining, textual dividers, etc. in red.


European laid paper with laid lines running vertically spaced roughly 10 laid lines per cm. and chain lines running horizontally spaced 29 mm. apart ; lightly sized and burnished ; watermarks include anchor in circle with trefoil above (compare Heawood 2), crown with 6-pointed star above (similar to Heawood 1131), and "BG" with trefoil above countermark ; quire beginning at p.357 appears to be on a thinner European laid paper with crossbow in circle watermark.


Pasteboards covered in light brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap, though now missing) ; doublures of fine combed marbled paper in pink, orange, blue and white ; upper and lower covers bear blind-stamped central mandorla with design comprable to Déroche class. OSv 1 and simple tooled rule border ; label on upper cover has only been partially removed ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; endbands in blue and yellow (?) nearly lost ; in fair condition with flap missing, much abrasion and staining, and losses to endbands.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 46. Durar al-hukkam."


As appears in colophon on p.475, composition finished 1st of Muḥarram 995 H [December 1586 M]. This copy prepared by Muṣṭafá ibn Aḥmad, with transcription ("istinsākh") finished in the middle of Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1024 H [November 1615 M].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on inner front cover,"British Museum, London. No. 46. Durar al-hukkam." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "364" in Western numerals on front flyleaf ; ownership statement on p.3 "انتقل الى ملك العبد الفقير الطفه [؟] ربه القدير محمد ...[؟] المدعو بحاجى ملا زاده نال في الدارين ما اراده" ; circular seal impression (waqf-seal) on p.475 reads "وقفت هذا الكتاب كتبخانه مير حاجى على [راشد] ارزنجانى" ; numerous marginal corrections and glosses as well as indication "خلل الناسخ" (see p.195, etc.) ; a few collation marks visible (see p.28) ;

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 Muṣṭafá ibn Aḥmad, fl. 1615, scribe. 05 مصطفى بن احمد, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 226 ; II, 444 ; SII, 660Menzel, Th. "Wānḳuli̊ , Meḥmed b. Muṡṭafā al- Wānī." EI2,vol. XI, p. 138, col. 1Witkam, Jan Just. Inventory of the Oriental manuscripts of the Library of the University of Leiden. Leiden, 2007.p.12 (Or.12.009)

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Posted by evyn on April 19, 2010
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Hashim Al-Tawil on whole page :

The original title is: درر الحكام شرح مجلة الأحكام Durar al-Hukkam Sharh Majallat al-Ahkaam.

May 25, 2010 2:52 am
Hashim Al-Tawil on paragraph 3:

This publication is the text of the civil-legal- Ottoman law according to the Hanafi school. The law code was put together by a group of scholars headed by the learned – minister of Justice Department at the time Ahmed Jawdat Pasha. This publication- Majallah was the source for the civil law of the Ottoman State

May 25, 2010 3:06 am
Hashim Al-Tawil on paragraph 26:

The scribe is Mustafa ibn Ahmed and the date of finishing this copy is in the month of Dhi al-Qi`dah 1024 H = 1587CE. as indicated on page 475

May 25, 2010 3:11 am

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