Isl. Ms. 16


[al-Juzʼ al-thānī min Khulāṣat al-fatāwá,886, i.e., 1481].[الجزء الثاني من خلاصة الفتاوى,886ه، 1481م]


Bukhārī, Ṭāhir ibn Aḥmad,1090-1147.بخاري، طاهر بن احمد

Place/Date of Production:



174 leaves :paper ;265 x 180 (220 x 145) mm. bound to 265 x 185 mm.


Second volume of the collection of Ḥanafī fatwas by Ṭāhir ibn ʻAbd al-Rashīd al-Bukhārī.

Other Title(s):

Khulāṣat al-fatāwá.juzʼ 2خلاصة الفتاوى.جزء 2Title from ownership statement on fol.174a (p.349):Khulāṣat al-fatāwīخلاصة الفتاوي


Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Fatwas--12th century.
Hanafites--12th century.
Islamic law--Sources--Early works to 1800.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from inscription on fol.1a (p.1).


"كتاب الاجازة مشتمل على احد عشر فصل الاول في المقدمة وفيها وجوب الاجازة ومسائل حق الحبس الثاني في..."


"بان قال [؟] طلبت الشفعة واخترت او على القلب يجوز الاول منهما ويبطل الثاني لانه يمكنها ان يقول [كذا] طلبتهما الشفعة والخيار"


"Scribal," rectangular, reads: "وقع الفراغ من تحرير هذه النسخة الشريفة قبل الظهر في [؟] يوم الخميس في احدى وعشرين في شهر المحرم في تاريخ ستة وثمانين وثمانمائة على يد العبد الضعيف الراجي رحمة ربه اللطيف مصطفى بن الفقيه عيسى بن الفقيه احمد غفر الله لهم ولوالديهم ولجميع المسلمين والمسلمات والمؤمنين والمؤمنات والحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد واله وصحبه اجمعين"


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Physical Details:

V-1 (9), 16 V(169), 1+II (174) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present, though often obscured ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, begins with ۲ on fol.2, continues accurately and concludes with ۱۷۴ ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (skips two pages between pp.161-162, two inserted slips numbered).


Written in 27 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; clear Syrian hand ; virtually sans serif ; mainly closed counters ; pointing for letters such as tāʼ, qāf, etc. (two dots) appears as inverted caret ; alif of lām alif ligature forms a loop ; strong vertical character though with slight effect of words descending to baseline.


Text rubricated with section headings in red.


non-European (Arab) laid paper with laid lines running horizontally, distinct but faint, spaced roughly 9 laid lines per cm., chain lines grouped in threes running vertically with roughly 8-10 mm. between the chains and 45 mm. between groups ; very thick, smooth and only lightly burnished ; ink/tar damage along tail of text block ; staining, accretions, and minor pest damage ; a few repairs in European laid paper.


Pasteboards covered in dark brown leather with spine and board edges now covered in red leather repairs ; perhaps once Type II binding (with flap, though now lost) ; board linings in laid paper ; upper and lower covers bear blind-tooled polylobed central medallion with band formed from a series of interlocking s-shaped stamps and floral/star motif at the center, all with gold-tooled accents as well as a lined corner pieces and a multi-banded border consisting of a series of s-shaped stamps and cross-shaped stamps ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in green and red (burnt orange) ; in poor condition with lifting of leather, abrasion, water damage, staning, and extreme negative draw (warping) in upper cover.

Accompanying Materials:

a. slip of European laid paper with inscriptions in black ink inserted after p.110 -- b. scrap of paper with inscription in black ink inserted after p.260.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 130. Khulasat al-fatawi."


As appears in colophon on fol.174a (p.349), copied by Muṣṭafá ibn ʻĪsá ibn Aḥmad. Transcription completed ("waqaʻa al-farāgh min taḥrīr hādhihi al-nuskhah al-sharīfah...") before noon on Thursday, 21st of Muḥarram 886 [ca. 21 March 1481]. Ownership statement below the colophon reveals that the copyist hails from al-Jabal al-Aqraʻ in the Syrian province of Latakia (Lādhiqīyah).

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover,"No. 130. Khulasat al-fatawi." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "35" in Western numerals on fol.1a (p.1) ; on paper pasted on fol.1a (p.1), a detailed waqf statement (in an unpointed hand) 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 شريعا بشرط ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب اللذي بنيته في اتصال داري الا لعلماء نفس ارضروم بكفيل قوى ماورهن ... و انا الفقير السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى و ستين و ماتين و الف" ; also on fol.1a (p.1) ownership statement dated 22 Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1026 [ca. 21 November 1617] in name of Muḥammad [?] ibn Muṣṭafá al-ʻAkkārī [al-ʻAkārī] (محمد بن مصطفى العكاري ) reads, "من نعم الله على عبده الفقير محمد [؟] بن مصطفى الحنفي العكاري في ۲۲ ذي القعدة سنة ۱۰٢٦" (contribution to the cataloguing from Boris Liebrenz) ; two other ownership statements on fol.1a (p.1) virtually effaced ; on fol.174a (p.349) a statement of sale reveals the transfer of the ms. from the copyist's possession to that of another faqīh by the name of Maḥmūd, "انتقل هذا الكتاب المسمى بخلاصة الفتاوي من ملك الفقيه مصطفى بن الفقيه عيسى من الجبل الاقرع الى ملك الفقيه محمود من جماعة الكولزي بالبيع الصحيح الشرعي على موجب الشرع الشريف" ; several marginal corrections and notabilia (side-heads) appear throughout ; a few glosses ; collation marks "بلغ" appear frequently throughout.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 Muṣṭafá ibn ʻĪsá ibn Aḥmad, fl. 1482, scribe. 05 مصطفى بن عيسى بن احمد، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 374 (12/2)

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Posted by evyn on June 25, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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