Isl. Ms. 98


Kitāb Qudūrī,[late 16th or early 17th century?].كتاب قدوري,[اواخر القرن 16 او اوائل القرن 17م؟].


Qudūrī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad,972 or 3-1037.قدوري، احمد بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[15-- or 16--?].


111 leavespaper ;222 x 167 (165 x 95) mm.


Neat copy of the celebrated Ḥanafī legal manual by Abū al-Ḥusayn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Qudūrī (d.1037).

Other Title(s):



Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Islamic law--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from heading on incipit page, fol.1b (p.4).


"كتاب الطهارة قال الله تعالى يا ايها الذين امنوا اذا قمتم الى الصلوة فاغسلوا وجوهكم وايديكم الى المرافق وامسحوال برؤسكم وارجلكم الى الكعبين"


"فاذا صححت المسئلة المناسخة واردت معرفة ما يصيب كل واحد من حساب [؟] الدرهم قـسمت ما صحت منه المسئلة على ثمانية واربعين فيما خرجت اخذت له من سهام وارث حبة والله اعلم بالصواب واليه المرجع والمآب تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب"


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Physical Details:

i, 10 V(100), V+1 (111), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, occasionally lost to wear (indiscriminately skips numerous leaves) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and insert).


Written in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling-board evident).


Naskh ; bold Turkish (?) hand ; essentially serifless ; effect of slight tilt to the left ; mainly open counters ; often sweeping tail of final nūn or yāʼ essentially underlines following word ; occasionally vocalized.


Text rubricated with section headings, keywords, overlining, etc. in red.


European laid paper with roughly 7 laid lines per cm. and chain lines (horizontal) spaced about 29 mm. apart ; tre lune watermark (compare Heawood 865) ; wear to textblock due to ill-fitting cover, along with moisture damage and some ink burn.


Limp to semi-limp in black leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in paper ; upper and lower covers bear blind-stamped central mandorla (vegetal design, both vertical and horizontal symmetry, difficult to tell whether includes chī clouds or not, possibly Déroche NSd) and pendants with incised rule-border and corner pieces ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; fine worked chevron endbands in green and red ; in poor condition with severe moisture damage, shrinkage (upper cover especially), abrasion of cover designs, cracking and lifting of leather at spine, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Three folded half-sheets of blue wove paper (with imitation watermark crown above "BATH") carrying excerpts in black ink (paginated pp.43-54).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 32. Commentary on Kuduri."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper would suggest late 16th or early 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on inner front cover,"British Museum, London. No. 32. Commentary on Kuduri." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "184" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; ownership statement in name of Ali Efendi on interior of lower cover reads "صاحب ومالك علي افندي" ; numerous marginal and interlinear corrections ; occasional glosses throughout.

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 174/12 ; SI 296/8

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Posted by evyn on July 20, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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