Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 18

Title:

Kitāb Jāmiʻ al-ṣaghīr,[1101, i.e. 1690].كتاب جامع الصغير,[1101ه, 1690م].

Author:

Ṣadr al-Shahīd, ʻUmar ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz,1090 or 91-1141.صدر الشهيد، عمر بن عبد العزيز.

Place/Date of Production:

[Erzurum,1690].

Size:

306 leaves :paper ;216 x 160 (130-150 x 60-90) mm. bound to 216 x 165 mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of the reworking and elucidation of al-Shaybānī's al-Jāmiʻ al-ṣaghīr, a work on Ḥanafī fiqh.

Other Title(s):

Jāmiʻ al-ṣaghīrجامع الصغيرEdge title (tail):هذا كتاب جامع الصغيرEdge title (head):جامع الصغير

Subject(s):

Islamic law--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Shaybānī, Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan,--ca. 750-804 or 5.--Jāmiʻ al-ṣaghīr fī al-fiqh.--Abridgment.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on p.15.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة والسلام على رسوله محمد واله وصحبه الطيبين الطاهرين اجمعين قال الشيخ الامام الاجل حسام الدين عمر بن عبد العزيز البخاري رحمة الله عليه اما بعد فان مشايخنا كانوا يعظمون هذا الكتاب تعظيما ويقدمونه على سائر الكتب تقديما ..."

Explicit:

"ولان المقصود اذا حصل بالبعض لم يبق فرضا لعدمه حتى يحتاج اليهم وذلك ان يعم النفير لان المقصود ههنا لا يحصل ببعضهم فيصير من فرض [كذا] الاعيان الحمد لله على التمام وللرسول بحق محمد واله افضل السلام باحسن الكلام"

Colophon:

"Scribal," triangular, reads: "تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب على اضعف الطلاب حقير الفقير المحتاج الى رحمة الله تعالى مصطفى بن محمد عفي عنهما وغفر الله له ولوالديه واحسن اليهما واليه في بلدة ارضروم في مدرسة احمدية في شهر شعبان المبارك في يوم الاحد في وقت الظهر سنة احدى ومائة بعد الف من هجرة النبي عليه السلام الحمد لله تم الكلام تم تم"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

III (6), 30 V (306) ; chiefly quinions ; ternion inserted before the opening of the text proper (likely by copyist who supplied the bulk of the ms.) carries table of contents with a few leaves left blank ; last word (overlined) of final line on each verso repeated at beginning of top line on recto of following leaf ; foliation in Hindu-Arabic numerals begins with ۱ on first folio of text proper (skips leaf between ۱۲ and ۱۳ and elsewhere) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts, added leaves at opening carrying table of contents, skips from 409 to 420, from 525 to 530 and from 575 to 580).

Layout:

Written in 10-13 lines per page (opening section in 10-11 ; remainder in 13) ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board evident).

Script:

Two distinct hands ; first hand a naskh-nastaʻlīq, virtually serifless with effect of descent to baseline ; second hand a bold Turkish hand with mainly closed counters, compact and adhering to baseline, though occasional superscripting of words, and pointing in line or inverted caret rather than two distinct dots.

Decoration:

Text rubricated with keywords ("حدثنا", "باب", etc.), section headings, overlining, etc. in red.

Support:

European laid paper of at least two types ; opening section on a thick, worn paper with roughly 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines (horizontal) evenly spaced, though difficult to measure ; majority of text on thinner, well-burnished paper with roughly 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 24-28 mm. apart ; burnishers' marks visible ; quite smooth ; watermarks include crown with band of initials and grapes as well as tre lune.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in red leather (goat?) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings (and interior of flap) in yellow paper ; upper and lower covers bear blind-stamped scalloped mandorla and pendants with blind-tooled accents ; design continues on envelope flap, mandorla/rosette with vegetal design (compare Déroche OSd 8) ; sewn in dark blue thread, two stations ; fine chevron endbands in red and white ; in poor condition with much abrasion, staining, lifting of leather, delamination of boards, slight spine slant (cocked), etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Several inserts carrying glosses, etc. most of them tipped in (paginated pp.13-14 [carries waqf statement], pp.19-20, pp.21-22, pp.25-26, pp.35-36, pp.39-40, etc.).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 136. Commentary on al-Jami al-saghir."

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.641, the bulk of the text copied by Muṣṭafá ibn Muḥammad who also endowed the manuscript for his sons (see waqf statement on insert p.14). Transcription completed ("tammat al-kitāb...") in Erzurum, the Aḥmadīyah madrasah, noon on a Sunday (or the first of?) in Shaʻbān 1101 H [May or June 1690 M].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on inner front cover,"British Museum, London. No. 136. Commentary on al-Jami al-saghir." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "136" in Western numerals on p.1 ; ownership statements (inscriptions in corners of p.3 and p.9 [?]) and waqf statements (lengthy statement on p.14, repeated statement at end and or opening or middle of each quire "وقف اولادي" see p.104, etc., and brief statement on p.641 reads, "وقف خاص الواقف مصطفى بن محمد") in name of copyist Muṣṭafá ibn Muḥammad [ibn Marʻī? see waqf statement on p.14] ; octagonal seal impression on p.9 and again on p.11 accompanied by inscription in black ink, statement reads "ملك بالكتابة وانا الحقير مصطفى بن دوستى [؟]" and inscription in seal impression reads "اغفر الي الخطايا يا واهب العطايا عبده السيد مصطفى" ; on p.15, a detailed waqf statement 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 شرعيا على ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب الملتصق بداري الا لعلماء سكنوا بارضروم بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير اليه عز شانه السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; numerous marginal and interlinear glosses (particularly in opening section) ; some marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 Muṣṭafá ibn Muḥammad, fl. 1690, scribe. 05 مصطفى بن محمد، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

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Posted by evyn on July 28, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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