Isl. Ms. 132


al-Tawḍīḥ li-maqāṣid Alfīyat Ibn Mālik,[late 17th century].التوضيح لمقاصد الفية ابن مالك,[اواخر القرن 17م].


Murādī ibn Umm Qāsim, al-Ḥasan ibn Qāsim,d. 1348 or 9.مرادي بن أم قاسم، الحسن بن قاسم.

Place/Date of Production:



230 leaves :paper ;324 x 220 (253 x 153) mm. bound to 324 x 228 mm.


Fine copy of the commentary by Badr al-Dīn Ḥasan ibn Umm Qāsim al-Murādī on Ibn Mālik's (d. 672/1273) al-Alfīyah, or al-Khulāṣh fī al-naḥw. Table of contents precedes text.

Other Title(s):

Tawḍīḥ maqāṣid al-Alfīyahتوضيح مقاصد الالفيةTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.3):شرح الفيةEdge title (tail):مرادي شرح الافية


Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ibn Mālik, Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh,--d. 1274.--Alfīyah.




Ms. codex.
Title from opening on p.4.


"الحمد لله والشكر له وصلوته على اشرف نبي ارسله ... وبعد فهذا توضيح لمقاصد الفية بن مالك رحمة الله [كذا] يجلوا معانيها على طلابها ويظهر محاسنها لخطابها ..."


"فاحمد الله مصليا على محمد خير نبي ارسلا واله العزاء الكرام البرره وصحبه المنتخبين الخيره نجز [؟] بحمد الله وعونه وحسن توفيقه وصلى الله على اشرف الخلق سيدنا محمد واله وصحبه وسلم تسليما كثيرا والحمد لله رب العالمين


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Physical Details:

i, VI+1 (13), 17 VI(217), VI+1 (230), i ; chiefly sexternions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes back flyleaf and skips two pages between pp.361-362).


Written in 27 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; clear Turkish hand ; serifless ; effect of slight tilt to the left ; many open counters ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred ; pointing in distinct dots ; many tapered descenders ; partially vocalized (text of matn).


Key words, text being commented upon (matn), and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; occasional textual dividers in the form of red discs.


European laid paper with 10-11 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart ; well-sized and burnished ; watermarks include three hats (compare Heawood 2599), crown with other motifs, scrollwork ; some staining.


Pasteboards covered in combed marbled paper (see envelope flap) with red leather over spine, fore-edge flap, and edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; worked endbands in red, blue and cream, fair condition ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, lifting and losses of paper and leather, delamination of boards, staining, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 97. Commentary on Alfiyah."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests late 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 97. Commentary on Alfiyah." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "99" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; on 'title page' (p.3) ownership statement (accompanied by oval seal impression) "تملكه الفقير السيد الحاج عبد الله المفتى بارزنجان عفى عنه" and waqf statement "وقف السيد الحاج عبد الله المفتى بكتبخانه المعموره بارزنجان سنه ١١۸۱" in name of al-Sayyid al-Ḥājj ʻAbd Allāh, muftī in Erzincan ; numerous glosses and marginal corrections ; occasional notabilia (sideheads).

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 298 (4/II. Cmtare 2) ; II 22

Posted by evyn on July 12, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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