Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 20

Title:

Mabāriq al-azhār fī sharḥ Mashāriq al-anwār,[875, i.e. 1470].مبارق الازهار في شرح مشارق النوار,[875ه, 1470م].

Author:

Ibn Malak, ʻAbd al-Laṭīf ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz.ابن ملك، عبد اللطيف بن عبد العزيز.

Place/Date of Production:

[1470].

Size:

302 leaves :paper ;290 x 210 (215 x 140) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of the commentary by Ibn Malak on al-Ṣaghānī's ḥadīth treatise which integrates the ṣaḥīḥ of Bukhārī and the ṣaḥīḥ of Muslim as well as incorporating traditions from other collections.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):مبارق

Subject(s):

Hadith--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ṣaghānī, al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad,--1181-1252.--Mashāriq al-anwār.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening on fol.1b (p.2).

Incipit:

"الحمد لله على هدية الهداية والاسلام و عطية الدراية ولاعلام خصوصا من بيان حديث خير الانام محمد المختص بمقام على المقام عليه احاسن التحيات و اكامل الاسلام ... و بعد يقول الضعيف العويزعبد اللطيف بن عبد العزيز المعروف بابن الملك ... لما وضع وجوه المعالي [المقال؟] و صح النظر في المآل صودف العلم اعلاها منارة و منالا ... ومما صنف فيه من الكتب الفاخرة و الزبر الوافدة كتاب مشارق الانوار في صحاح الاخبار فانه مرتب بالتراتيب البديعة ... ... فصرت ادير في نفسي واستخير الله يومي وامسي ان اشرحه شرحا ... وسميته مبارق الازهار في شرح مشارق الانوار"

Explicit:

"صح الروايات فيه في اول الباب التاسع تم تم"

Colophon:

"Scribal," rectangular, reads: "تم الكتاب المزين المرفوع المودود و ربنا المحمود و له الكرم والفضل والجود الحمد لله على التمام و على رسوله و اصحابه افضل السلام وقع الفراغ من تحرير هذه النسخة الشريفة المباركة الميمونة على يد العبد الضعيف المذنب المحتاج الى رحمة ربه الحليم الرحيم الكريم قار على بن پير على غفر الله له ولوالديه واحسن اليهما واليه في اليوم الثلثاء في شهر الربيع الاخر اللهم احسن على حالي في الاول والاخر بعد مرور الاخراء من الظهر القريب الى الوقت الاخر اللهم ارزق ايمانا في الوقت الاخر اللهم ارحم لمن قال امينا امين في تاريخ سنة خمس و سبعين و ثمانية"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

9 IV (72), III (78), 4 IV (110), IV + 2 (120), 22 IV (296), III (302) ; chiefly quaternions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaf and inserts).

Layout:

Written in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; two main hands ; majority hand partially serifed with right-sloping head serif on alif, closed counters, pointing in distinct dots, some vowel markings ; text of fol.9-fol.78 supplied in a different hand, sans serif, with open counters, strokes rather than dots.

Decoration:

Chapter and section headings rubricated ; text commented on overlined in red ; full use of rubrication ends part way through text.

Support:

European laid paper on at least two types ; mainly with 8 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and chain lines spaced 45 mm. apart, with scissors watermark (compare Piccard no. 122413, Rom 1478) ; fol.9-fol.78 supplied in a different paper ; antique repairs and fills made to leaves laid paper.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in light brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; doublures in light brown leather ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped mandorla (lower cover with paper onlay) and pendants filled with floral vegetal composition (compare Déroche class OSh5) ; pendant on envelope flap ; sewn in white thread, two stations, original sewing may have been four stations ; endbands of white and dark orange, tailband lost, some remains of headband ; spine and fore-edge flap have been repaired with later leather ; fore-edge flaps with some cracks and lifting of leather ; spine covering almost entirely lost, some remains of original layer of leather and green linen lining ; loss and delamination of boards at all corners.

Accompanying Materials:

Several inserts with notes, quotations, etc. most included in pagination.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 131. Collection of Traditions from Ibn Malik."

Origin:

As appears in colophon on fol.302a (p.613), copied by Qār ʻAlī bin Pīr ʻAlī [?]. Transcription finished ("waqaʻa al-farāgh min hādhihi al-nuskhah al-sharīfah...") Rabīʻ I 875 [Aug-Sept 1470].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 131. Collection of Traditions from Ibn Malik." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "31" in Western numerals on 'title page' (p.1) ; also on 'title page' (p.1) waqf statement accompanied by octagonal seal impression, statement reads "وقفت بكتبخانه عبد الله افندي المفتي بازنجان نمقه الفقير السيد مصطفى افندي سلامى [؟] زاده" ; numerous glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 Qār ʻAlī bin Pīr ʻAlī, fl.1470, scribe. 05 قار على بن پير على، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 360

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Posted by evyn on July 26, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Tiflis Collection

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