Isl. Ms. 104


[Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Qudūrī,17th century].[شرح مختصر القدوري,القرن 17م].


Zāhidī al-Ghazmīnī, Mukhtār ibn Maḥmūd,d. 1259 or 60.زاهدي الغزميني، مختار بن محمود.

Place/Date of Production:



217 leaves :paper ;210 x 155 (169-171 x 105-111) mm.


Fine (though defective) copy of Mukhtār ibn Maḥmūd al-Zāhidī's commentary on al-Qudūrī's Mukhtaṣar, a concise manual of Ḥanafī law ; acephalous and ending abruptly with end wanting. See Mich. Isl. Ms. 62 for another ms. copy.

Other Title(s):

قدورى شرحEdge title (tail):زاهدى شرح قدورى


Islamic law--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Qudūrī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad,--972 or 3-1037.--Mukhtaṣar.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"ظل كل شيء مثليه لقوله عم ابردوا في الظهر فان شدة مثليه [كذا] فيح جهنم ولان جبرئل عم صلى الظهر في اليوم الثاني حين صار ظل كل مثليه ..."


"فاضرب في اصل المسئلة وعولها ان كانت عائلة فان تساوت للاعداد"


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Physical Details:

4 V (40), IV (48), 12 V(168), IV (176), V (186), VI (198), IV+1 (207), V (217) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in red ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, opens with folio '۱ ۸' on p.1, visible only on first three leaves ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 15 (pp.1-176), 17 (pp.177-216) and 23 (pp.226-434) lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; fine, clear Turkish hand ; virtually serifless ; effect of tilt to the left ; many open counters ; rightward descenders tapered ; pointing in joined dots, forming lines or curves ; point of final nūn often assimilated with bowl.


Section headings rubricated ; overlining of matn in red and black.


European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal) ; watermarks include crown star crescent (compare Heawood 1132) and three crescents (tre lune) ; thick and burnished ; some blocking, smudging, and staining.


Pasteboards covered in once marbled paper with dark brown leather over spine, foreedge flap and edges/turn-ins ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in laid European paper ; sewn in dark yellow thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in red and blue, headband intact, tailband damaged with half missing ; overall in poor condition with severe abrasion, lifting and losses of paper and leather, staining, moisture damage, pest damage, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 126. Work on law."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests early 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 126. Work on law." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "331" in Western numerals on opening leaf (p.1) ; occasional marginal corrections and glosses.

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 174

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

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