Isl. Ms. 103


[al-Talwīḥ ilá kashf ḥaqāʼiq al-Tanqīḥ,1116, i.e. 1705].[التلويح إلى كشف حقائق التنقيح,1116ه, 1705م].


Taftāzānī, Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar,1322-1389?تفتازاني، مسعود بن عمر.

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219 leaves :paper ;218 x 180 (161 x 79) bound to 218 x 185 mm.


Acephalous copy of al-Taftāzānī’s commentary on al-Tawḍīḥ fī ḥall ghawāmiḍ al-Tanqīḥ, itself a commentary on Tanqīḥ al-uṣūl both by ʻUbayd Allāh ibn Masʻūd al-Maḥbūbī (d. 747/1346), on uṣūl al-fiqh. Discrepancy in the date within the explicit/authorial colophon may be attributed to scribal error.

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Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Maḥbūbī, ʻUbayd Allāh ibn Masʻūd,--d. 1346 or 7.--Tanqīḥ al-uṣūl.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"اذا استعملت في النكاح لان العوض يجب بنفسه فيصير بمنزلة هبة عين في يد الموهوب ..."


"لسلوك طريق الهدى انه ولي العصمة ومنه الهداية الى سواء الطريق وقد اتفق صبيحة يوم الثلثين من شهر مبارك الرمضان [كذا] سنة خمس وسبعين وثمانمائة [كذا] فراغ بنان البيان ... والحمد لله على نعمه العظام ومنحه الجسام والصلوة على نبيه محمد واله اصحابه البررة الكرام"


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "وتمت كتابة هذه النسخة الشريفة على يد الضعيف محمد ابن الحاج علي الخريوتي في بلدة قسطنطنية في اواخر شهر رجب في سنة سبع عشرة ومائة والف والحمد لوليه والصلوة على نبيه واله تم"


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Physical Details:

2 V (20), I (22), 19 V(212), IV-1 (219) ; chiefly quinions ; final three leaves left blank ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (opening leaf carries ٦۱) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).


Written in 27 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; neat, compact Ottoman hand ; virtually serifless ; slight effect of tilt to the left ; mainly closed counters ; pointing for two dots in the form of rounded inverted caret ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred.


Keywords, section headings, and abbreviations rubricated ; occasional overlining in red ; written area (through p.67) surrounded by red rule-border.


European laid paper of mainly two types ; first type with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart (horizontal), horn in scrollwork watermark (compare Heawood 2680, etc.), burnished but not very smooth ; second type with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 18-20 mm. apart (horizontal), as well as watermark with crown, a bar carrying initials "A G" and grapes, very well-burnished and fairly smooth.


Pasteboards covered in laid paper with red-brown leather on spine, fore-edge flap and edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap) ; envelope flap covered in marbled paper with floral designs ; board linings in laid paper ; sewn in yellow thread, two stations, rarely intact and nearly all quires are loose ; endbands virtually gone ; in poor condition with significant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of leather and fore-edge flap lining, envelope flap detaching from fore-edge flap, delamination of boards, etc. ; repairs in various leathers.

Accompanying Materials:

Slips carrying notes (paginated pp.29-30, pp.113-114, pp.123-124).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 124. Commentary on legal work (al-Taudih?)."


As appears in colophon on p.438, copied by Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī al-Kharyūtī [?]. Transcription finished ("tammat kitābat hādhihi al-nuskhah al-sharīfah...") in Qusṭanṭinīyah (Istanbul) toward the end of Rajab 1116 [November 1705].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 124. Commentary on legal work (al-Taudih?)." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "343" in Western numerals also on interior of upper cover ; waqf statement on inner margin of p.45 reads "وقف جنت زاده" likely representative of the waqf established by al-Sayyid ʻAbd Allāh Adīb (Abdullah Edip), known as Jannatʹzādah (Cennet-zade), qāḍī of Erzurum ; extensive glosses throughout, mainly those of Ḥasan Chalabī ; occasional marginal corrections.

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 214 ; 216, no. 15.Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,ii, 444

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

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