Isl. Ms. 100


[Sharḥ al-Farāʼiḍ al-Sirājīyah,983, i.e. 1575].[شرح الفرائض السراجية,983ه, 1575 أو 1576م].


Kemalpaşazade,1468 or 9-1534.ابن كمال باشا، أحمد بن سليمان.

Place/Date of Production:



110 leaves :paper ;220 x 135 (163 x 70) mm. bound to 220 x 143 mm.


Fine copy of Kemalpaşazade's (Ibn-i Kamāl) commentary on the treatise on inheritance by Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Sajāwandī (6/12th cent.).

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on fol.1a (p.5)حضرت ملا على السراجية


Inheritance and succession (Islamic law)--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Sajāwandī, Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--12th cent.--Farāʼiḍ al-Sirājīyah.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"الحمد لله الملك العلام الذي جعل العلماء الاعلام ورثة الانبياء عليهم السلام ... وبعد فاني لما فرغت عن تصحيح المختصر المؤلف في علم الفرائض المنسوب الى الامام الهمام سراج الدين السجاوندي ... بتغيير ما فيه الخلل من جهة التعبير عن المعاني واصلاح ما فيه الزلل من جهة التقرير للمباني اردت ان اشرحه شرحا وافيا في تحرير المسائل ..."


"فقد اجتمع لام كل منهما عشرون ولبنت كل منهما ستون وللمولى عشرة"


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "تم الكتاب والله اعلم بالصواب في حادي عشرين شهر صفر الخير سنة ثلاث وثمانين وتسعمائة على يد احقر عباد الله واحوجهم الى رحمته غفرانه محمد بن احمد العبدي [؟] الخزرجي نزيل ادرنة المحمية اللهم اغفر لمستكتبه ولكاتبه ولمن قرا فيه ودعا لهما بالمغفرة امين"


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Physical Details:

iii, 2 V(20), IV (28), 5 V(58), 2 IV(94), V (104), III (110), ii ; chiefly quinions ; quire numbering in the form of Hindu-Arabic numerals in the center of the upper margin of the recto of the first leaf of each quire, often cut off ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, begins with ۱ on fol.1b (p.6) and continues thereafter on recto of each folio ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and inserts).


Written in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; graceful Ottoman hand ; partially seriffed with left-sloping head-serif on ṭāʼ, lām, etc. free-standing alif usually serifless ; effect of slight tilt to the left ; mainly open counters.


Written area surrounded by border varying from simple red or gold rule-border to frame consisting of gold band or bands outlined by black fillets and outermost blue fillet ; textual dividers in the form of inverted commas ; text chrysographed with keywords and section headings ; rubricated with overlining, textual dividers, etc. in red.


non-European (Persian) laid paper with laid lines mainly oriented horizontally and spaced 7 laid lines per cm. ; chain lines only visible sporadically as short lengths ; fairly transluscent and crisp ; flyleaves in European laid paper with three crescents (tre lune) watermark.


Pasteboards covered in red leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; upper and lower covers bear central blind-stamped mandorla and pendants (compare Déroche class. OSd 8) as well as border and cornerpieces consisting of a series of incised fillets ; sewn in cream thread, 2 stations ; endbands in red and green, nearly gone from tail ; in fair condition with abrasion, staining, leather burn, some delamination of boards at corners, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Several slips and scraps scattered throughout with calculations, excerpts, etc. each paginated (see pp.139-140, pp.149-150, pp.161-164, pp.195-196, pp.221-222) along with a document bearing circular seal impression (paginated pp.171-172).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 39. Work on law of inheritance."


As appears in colophon on fol.108a, copied by Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-ʻAbdī [?] al-Khazrajī with transcription finished 21 Ṣafar 983 H [June 1575 M], likely in Edirne.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on inner front cover, "From the British Museum, London. No. 39. Work on law of inheritance." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "369" in Western numerals on front flyleaf ; kabīkaj invocation on fol.1a (p.5) "يا كبيكج يا حفيظ" ; effaced statement on fol.1a (p.5) ; partially obscured statment on fol.110b (p.238) dated Shaʻbān to Ramaḍān 1035 [April-June 1626] accompanied by what appears to be a birth statement dated 13th Rabīʻ I 1043 [1633] ; on back flyleaf (p.241) inscription detailing a few of the characteristics peculiar to the louse, including a method for telling whether a pregnant woman is carrying a boy or a girl and a remedy for the inability to urinate ; numerous marginal glosses and corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-ʻAbdī al-Khazrajī, fl. 1575, scribe. 05 محمد بن احمد العبدي الخزرجي، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,SI 650

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Posted by evyn on July 9, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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