Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 67

Title:

al-Niṣf al-awwal min Khulāṣat al-fatāwá,[873, i.e. 1469].النصف الاول من خلاصة الفتاوى,[873ه, 1469م].

Author:

Bukhārī, Ṭāhir ibn Aḥmad,1090-1147.بخاري، طاهر بن احمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[Damascus,1469].

Size:

376 leaves :paper ;270 x 180 (191 x 91) mm.

Summary:

First volume of the collection of Ḥanafī fatwas by Ṭāhir ibn ʻAbd al-Rashīd al-Bukhārī.

Other Title(s):

Khulāṣat al-fatāwá.niṣf 1خلاصة الفتاوى.نصف 1Title from inscription on 'title page' (fol.2a/p.3):خلاصة الفتاوىTitle from opening on fol.2b (p.4):كتاب الخلاصة

Subject(s):

Fatwas--12th century.
Hanafites--12th century.
Islamic law--Sources--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription accompanying table of contents on fol.1a (p.1).

Incipit:

"الحمد لله خالق الارواح والاجسام وجاعل النور والظلام ... وقال الامام الزاهد ... افتخار الملة والدين ... طاهر بن احمد بن عبد الرشيد البخاري نور الله تربته ... وقد كتبت كتب في هذا الفن احدهما تسمى بخزانة الواقعات والثانية تسمى كتاب النصاب فسألني بعد ذلك بعض اخواني ان اكتب نسخة قصيرة يمكن ضبظها وتيسير حفظها فكتبت هذه النسخة ... وسميتها كتاب الخلاصة ..."

Explicit:

"القرض في كل عددي متقارب وفي كل كيلي ووزني ولا يجوز قرض الحيوان والعقار والخشب وما كان متفاوتا الكل في الاصل والله اعلم. اخر الجزء الاول من الخلاصة الفتاوى ويتلوه الجزء الثاني الاخير [؟] والثاني كتاب الاجازات ان شاء الله تعالى"

Colophon:

"Scribal," rectangular, reads: "علقه لنفسه العبد الفقير الى الله تعالى محمد ابن الشجاعي شاهين البشلاقي الحنفي بدمشق المحروسة زادها الله شرفا وصانها من جميع الافات بمحمد واله وكان الفراغ من تعليقه نهار الاحد ثامن شهر ذي الحجة من شهور سنة ثلاث وسبعين وثمان مائة والحمد لله وحده وصلى الله على سيدنا [؟] محمد واله وصحبه وسلم تسليما ابدا ورضي الله عن اصحاب رسول الله اجمعين"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

ii, IV+1 (9), 5 V(59), IV+1 (68), 2 V(88), V-1 (97), 10 V(197), IV (205), 4 V(245), III+1 (252), 2 V(272), V-1 (281), 9 V(371), II+1 (376), ii ; chiefly quinions ; final three leaves left blank ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (begins with ١ on 'title page'/fol.2a/p.3) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; fine Syrian hand ; virtually serifless ; slight effect of tilt to the left ; many closed counters ; freely ligatured ; inverted caret as an ihmāl sign to distinguish sīn ; three dots in the form of an vertically elongated inverted comma ; bar of kāf (shaqq) very often disconnected.

Decoration:

Section headings and some notabilia (side-heads) rubricated ; overlining and textual dividers in the form of inverted commas (alone and in threes forming triangles) in red.

Support:

non-European (Arab) laid paper with chain lines (vertical) grouped in threes with roughly 32-35 mm. between the groups and 101-11 mm. between the chains, laid lines (horizontal) spaced roughly 8 laid lines per cm. ; burnished and quite thick and heavy ; significant moisture damage and staining, even obscuring text in latter quires ; flyleaves in European paper with crown, star, crescent watermark (compare Heawood 1132).

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap, now lost) ; doublures and doublure hinges in dark brown leather, block-pressed with intricate vegetal design ; upper and lower covers carry blind-tooled medallion accented with gold dots, filled with geometric strapwork design having three elongated intersecting dodecagons and a six pointed star, and surrounded by interlace band and a series of small lobes with strokes at the spandrels (perhaps most comparable to Weisweiler type 49) ; a fine border of stamped interlace accented by gold dots and framed by tooled fillets, along with corner pieces complete the design ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; fine chevron endbands in red and cream, fair condition ; in fair condition with much abrasion, staining, cracking and lifting of leather, delamination of boards, shrinkage, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 52. Decisions of Bukhari."

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.746, copied for himself by Muḥammad ibn al-Shujāʻī Shāhīn al-Bishlāqī [al-Bashlāqī ?] al-Ḥanafī. Transcription completed ("ʻallaqahu li-nafsih ... wa-kāna al-farāgh min taʻlīqih ...") 8 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 873 [June 1469] in Damascus.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on upper doublure, "British Museum, London. No. 52. Decisions of Bukhari." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "62" in Western numerals on front flyleaf ; on paper pasted on ’title page’ (fol.2a/p.3), 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 بشرط ان لا يخرج من دار الكتب الذي بنيته في اتصال داري الا لعلماء نفس ارضروم ان احتاجوا اشد الاحتياج بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير اليه عز شانه السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم عفى [كذا] في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; two other distinct seal impressions on fol.2a (p.3) ; marginal corrections, notabilia (side-heads) and glosses appear occasionally throughout ; collation marks "بلغ" appear only rarely ; occasionally text for rubrication appears in the margins, elsewhere cut off.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 Muḥammad ibn al-Shujāʻī Shāhīn al-Bishlāqī, fl.1469, scribe, former owner. 05 محمد ابن الشجاعي شاهين البشلاقي، ناسخ، مالك سابق.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 374 (12/2)

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Posted by evyn on August 16, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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