Isl. Ms. 106


[Kitāb al-Shifāʼ bi-taʻrīf ḥuqūq al-Muṣṭafá,1253, i.e. 1837].[كتاب الشفاء بتعريف حقوق المصطفى,1253ه, 1837م].


ʻIyāḍ ibn Mūsá,1083-1149.عياض بن موسى.

Place/Date of Production:



440 leaves :paper ;150 x 110 (120 x 70) mm.


Fine copy of the treatise on devotional obligations towards the Prophet, illuminating his virtues and characteristics.

Other Title(s):

Shifāʼ bi-taʻrīf ḥuqūq al-Muṣṭafáشفاء بتعريف حقوق مصطفى


Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Biography--Early works to 1800.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.


Headpieces (layout features)19th century.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"الحمد لله المتفرد باسمه الاسمى المختص بالملك الاعز الاحمى الذي ليس دونه منتهى ولا وراءه مرمى ... اما بعد اشرق الله قلبي وقلبك بانوار اليقين ولطف لي ولك بما لطف به لاوليائه المتقين"


"فهو الجواد الذي لا يخيب من امله ولا ينتصر من خذله ولا يرد دعوة القاصدين ولا يصلح عمل المفسدين وهو حسبنا ونعم الوكيل و صلى الله على سيدنا و نبينا محمد خاتم النبيين وعلى اله وصحبه اجمعين وسلم تسليما كثيرا دائما الى يوم الدين ورضي الله تعالى عن اصحاب رسول الله اجمعين"


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "والحمد لله و كفى اسئله الوفاء وكان الفراغ من نسخة الشريفة في وقت الضحى في يوم الاربع الثمانية و العشرين من شهر رمضان المبارك سنة ثلاث و خمسين و ماتين و الف سنة ١٢٥٣"


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Physical Details:

i, 2 V(20), V+1 (31), 20 V(231), V+1 (242), 18 V(422), IV (430), V (440), i ; chiefly quinions ; no proper catchwords, but last word of final line on verso of each leaf is repeated at the beginning of the first line on the following recto ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals (supplied during digitization, includes flyleaves and three inserts ; drops ten pages with p.665 followed by p.656).


Written in 15 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; elegant Ottoman hand ; partially seriffed ; mainly open counters ; curvilinear descenders ; effect of tilt to the left.


Simple illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān) at opening on p.26 consisting of gold-painted rectangular panel surmounted by gold-painted semi-circular piece (dome) with vertical stalks (tīgh) in black ; written area of incipit and facing page surrounded by heavy gold frame ; textual dividers in the form of gold discs appear on incipit and facing page ; section headings, some vocalization scattered throughout codex, and notabilia markers in text rubricated ; occasional textual dividers in the form of inverted commas in red ;


mainly European laid paper with 12 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (vertical) ; burnished ; leaves varying in heft ; watermarks include crown surmounted by fleur de lis, eagle in profile with spread wings, countermark "LV", and scrollwork ; added table of contents in wove paper.


Pasteboards covered in dark brown leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in yellow wove paper ; upper and lower covers bear decorative tooled and gold-painted guilloché roll border framed by gold fillets with floret accents in corners ; sewn in rose-colored thread, two stations ; endbands at head and tail in white ; in poor condition ; back cover has split from codex as well as final signature ; leather repair on spine split and abraded at corners and showing severe red rot.

Accompanying Materials:

Various inserted slips with notes, etc. (pp.81-82, pp.565-567, between pp.590-591 [not paginated], and pp.723-724, tipped in)

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 9. Work on excellences of the Prophet Muhammad." ; on tailedge of textblock "٢٢".


As appears in colophon on p.871, transcription complete ("wa-kāna al-farāgh min naskhat al-sharīfah [?]...") 28 Ramaḍān 1253 [December 1837].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on upper cover,"British Museum, London. No. 9. Work on excellences of the Prophet Muhammad." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "294" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on 'title page' (p.25) and several places throughout, reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصطفى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" ; numerous glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 369 (5/1) ; SI, 630 (5/1)

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

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