Isl. Ms. 89


al-Juzʼ al-thānī min Sharḥ Multaqá al-abḥur,[early 17th century].الجزء الثاني من شرح ملتقى الابحر,[اوائل القرن 17م].


Bāqānī, Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn Barakāt,d. 1594 or 5.باقاني، نور الدين محمود بن بركات.

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352 leaves :paper ;207 x 150 (155 x 105) mm. bound to 205 x 158 mm.


Neat copy of the second part of Nūr al-Dīn ibn Barakāt al-Bāqānī al-Qādirī al-Anṣārī's commentary on Multaqá al-abḥur, a compendium of Ḥanafī law by Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Ḥalabī.

Other Title(s):

Majrá al-anhur ʻalá Multaqá al-abḥur.juzʼ 2مجرى الانهر على ملتقى الابحر.جزء 2Title from inscription on interior of upper cover:جلد ثاني شرح ملتقى باقانيEdge title:الجلد الثاني من الباقاني


Islamic law--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ḥalabī, Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad,--d. 1549 or 50.--Multaqá al-abḥur.




Ms. codex.
Title from 'title page' fol.1a (p.5).


"كتاب البيوع اعلم ان المشروعات اربعة حقوق الله تعالى خالصة وحقوق العباد خالصة وما اجتمعا وغلب حق الله تعالى وما اجتمعا حق العبد ..."


"كانها ماتت عن ام وعم فاقسم التركة بينهما للام الثلثان والباقي للعم قال العلامة المصنف هذا اخر ملتقى الابحر ... وقد تم تبيضه بين الصلاتين من يوم الثلاثاء ثالث عشري رجب العظم سنة ۹۲۳ ثلاثة وعشرين وتسعمائة والحمد لله وحده"


"Authorial," rectangular, reads: "يقول الفقير نور الدين ابن بركات الشهير بالباقاني القادري الانصاري شارح هذا الكتاب احمد الله تعالى على اتمامه حمدا كثيرا وقد وقع الابتداء فيه في اوائل سنة تسعين وتسعمائة وتم بحمد الله وعونه وحوله وقوته في ثلاث عشر شهر الحجة من شهور سنة ۹۹٥ خمس وتسعين وتسعمائة وهو اخر ايام التشريق وكان ذلك في حجرة الفقير في المدرسة الكلاسة لصيقة الجامع الاموي ... وقد جمعت فيه من الكتب المذهب من الهداية وشروحها ... وغيرها من كتب عديدة وان تجد عيبا فسد الخللا جل [من لا] عيب فيه وعلا وقال بعض العلماء اللئيم يفضح والكريم يصلح اسأل الله تعالى ان يجعله خالصا لوجهه الكريم وان ينفعني به يوم لا ينفع مال ولا بنون الا من اتى الله بقلب سليم" ; "Scribal," rectangular, continues: "وكان الفراغ من كتابة اصل هذه النسخة المباركة في شهر الله المحرم افتتاح سنة ٩٩۶ على يد اضعف العباد الفقير اليه تعالى هو رضي الدين بن علي البارزي برسم مؤلفها هو مولانا وسيدنا العلامة العمدة الحجة الفاضل الكامل ... الشيخ القدوة البركة نور الدين بن مولانا وسيدنا العلامة العمدة الشيخ ... بركات الشهير نسبه الكريم بالباقاني القادري الانصاري ...امين [؟]"


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Physical Details:

ii, 14 V(140), III (146), 7 V(216), I (218), 7 V(288), V+2 (300), 3 V(330), V+2 (342), V (352) ; chiefly quinions ; fol.218b (p.444) left blank ; catchwords present ; foliation in Hindu-Arabic numerals appears on verso of each leaf, begins with ۲ on original fol.2, oddly foliates pp.444-446 with ۲۱۸ and ۲۱۹ on p.444, ۲۲۰ on p.445 and ۲۲۱ on p.446 ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).


Written in 22-23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; several neat Syrian and Turkish hands ; virtually serifless ; first hand with mainly closed counters, kāf mabsūṭah preferred, some free assimilation of letters such as dāl followed by hāʼ, qāf followed by hāʼ, etc.


Text partially rubricated with section headings, keywords, text of work being commented upon, overlining, etc. in red ; diagrams accompany text on pp.198-199.


European laid paper with watermark anchor in circle (trefoil above, G C F countermark, compare Heawood 2 dating to 1600) ; chain lines spaced roughly 30 m. apart, laid lines 7 laid lines per cm. ; table of contents supplied on a fine blue-tinted European laid paper with watermark horn in scrollwork with crown above and "L M" below ; some thread breakage and loose quires.


Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (in several shades of blue, white, etc.) with red brown leather over spine and edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in yellow-tinted laid paper ; sewn in red thread, 2 stations ; worked endbands in cream or yellow, nearly gone ; in poor condition with lower cover completely detached and much abrasion, staining, lifting and cracking of leather.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Envelope with name etc. (paginated pp.73-74) -- b. Slip with writing (paginated pp.339-340) -- c. Slip of blank European paper (paginated pp.503-504).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 31. Multaka al-abhur, with commentary." ; on tail edge of text block "۷۷".


As appears in colophon on fol.351b-352b (p.712-714) composition begun in 990 and finally completed 13th [?] Dhū al-Ḥijjah 995 H [November 1587] in al-Madrasah al-Kallāsah neighboring al-Jāmiʻ al-Umawī in Damascus. Exemplar for this ms. transcribed for the author by Raḍī al-Dīn ibn ʻAlī al-Bārizī with transcription finished Muḥarram 996 H [December 1587]. No further detail on the copying of this ms. is given though paper would suggest very late 16th or very early 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on inner front cover, British Museum, London "No. 31. Multaka al-abhur, with commentary." ; also on interior of upper cover ownership statement in black ink, reads: "استصحبه الفقير اليه عز شانه تاتار زاده محمد امين [؟] عفي عنهما" circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "406" in Western numerals on added flyleaves (carrying table of contents) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on fol.1a (p.5) and several places throughout reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصطفى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" ; octagonal seal impressions visible on fol.1b (p.6) ; numerous glosses, marginal corrections, and collation marks "بلغ" ; occasional notabilia (side-heads).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

05 Tatarzade Mehmet Emin, former owner. 05 تاتار زاده محمد امين، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,SII 643 ; II 432

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

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