Isl. Ms. 97


Dhakhīrat al-ʻuqbá fī sharḥ Ṣadr al-Sharīʻah al-ʻUẓmá,[929, i.e. 1523].ذخيرة العقبى في شرح صدر الشريعة العظمى,[929ه, 1523م].


Akhī Chalabī, Yūsuf ibn Junayd,d. ca. 1497.أخي چلبي، يوسف بن جنيد.

Place/Date of Production:



223 leaves :paper ;261 x 183 (207 x 111) mm.


Fine copy of the gloss by Yūsuf ibn Junayd Akhī Chelebi on Sharḥ al-Wiqāyah by Ṣadr al-Sharīʻah al-Aṣghar (al-Thānī) ʻUbayd Allāh ibn Masʻūd al-Maḥbūbī, itself a commentary on Wiqāyat al-riwāyah fī masāʼil al-Hidāyah by Maḥmūd ibn Ṣadr al-Sharīʻah al-Maḥbūbī, an epitome on the celebrated work of Ḥanafī fiqh, al-Hidāyah by ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr al-Marghīnānī. (see Isl. Ms. 86 for another ms. copy of this work).

Other Title(s):

اخي چلبى من حاشيۀ صدر الشريعهFrom inscription on front flyleaf (p.1):اخي چلبي على صدر الشريعةFrom inscription on p.3:اخي حاشية صدر الشريعFrom inscription on p.3:حاشية اخي


Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Maḥbūbī, ʻUbayd Allāh ibn Masʻūd,--d. 1346 or 7.--Sharḥ al-Wiqāyah.
Burhān al-Sharīʻah, Maḥmūd ibn ʻUbayd Allāh,--d. 1274 or 5.--Wiqāyat al-riwāyah.




Ms. codex.
Title from opening (p.7).


"الحمد لله الذى شرح صدر الشريعة الغراء ... وبعد فان تكميل النفوس الانسانية بالفضائل القدسية و تحليتها بالخصائل الانسية... فشرعت فيها ثانيا بعد ايابي من تلك الاراضي المقدسة ... وسميتها بذخيرة العقبى في شرح صدر الشريعة العظمى ..."


"وان لم يمتد اعتقاله او لم يعلم اشاراته لم يكن حكمه حكم الاخرين فلا يعتبر اشارته و كتابته تم بعون الله تع"


"Scribal," rectangular, reads: "وقد وقع الفراغ من تحرير هذا الكتاب في اوائل جمادى الاولى في سنة تسع وعشرين وتسعمائة"


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Physical Details:

ii, 6 V(60), II+2 (66), V (76), II (80), 4 V(120), II (124), 6 V(184), IV+1 (193) ; chiefly quinions ; p.134 and p.444 left blank, unmarked ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and inserts ; drops from p.132 to p.131 thus repeating pp.131-132).


Written in 29 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh-nastaʻlīq ; virtually serifless ; mainly closed counters ; effect of words descending to baseline, occasionally more exaggerated ; occasional extension of horizontal strokes ; colophon in thuluth.


Keywords, section headings, and abbreviations rubricated ; occasional overlining and textual divders in the form of discs in red ; written area (opening through p.64 and then p.251 to close) surrounded by red rule-border.


non-European laid paper with 7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and chain lines grouped in threes with 9-10 mm. between the chains and roughly 35 mm. between groups ; well-burnished.


Pasteboard covered in dark brown leather with red-brown leather repairs on spine and at edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap, now lost) ; board linings in laid paper ; cover bears blind-stamped scalloped mandorla with floral vegetal composition (compare Déroche class. OAi2 5) ; sewn in white thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in red and sky blue, fine condition ; overall in poor condition with upper cover and flap lost, significant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of leather, delamination of boards, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No.146. Glosses on the Wikayah."


As appears in colophon on p.447, transcription finished ("wa-qad waqaʻa al-farāgh min taḥrīr hādhā al-kitāb...") in the first part of Jumādá I 929 [March 1523].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on front flyleaf (p.1), "British Museum, London. No.146. Glosses on the Wikayah." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "98" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; book price on p.3 ; on blue-tinted paper pasted on ’title page’ (p.5), 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 على ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب الذي بنته في اتصال داري ان احتاجوا اشد الاحتياج بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير اليه عز شانه السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم عفى عنه في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; extensive glosses and marginal corrections.

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 376 ; II, 227 ; SII, 318

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

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