Isl. Ms. 70


[Jāmiʻ al-wajīz lil-fatāwá al-Bazzāzīyah,15th or 16th century?].[جامع الوجيز للفتاوى البزازية,القرن 15 أو 16م؟].


Kardarī, Ibn al-Bazzāz,d. 1424.كردري، بن البزاز.

Place/Date of Production:

[14-- or 15--?].


358 leaves :paper ;268 x 185 (199 x 103) mm. bound to 268 x 190 mm.


Fine copy of the compendium of Ḥanafī fatwas from various sources. Detailed table of contents precedes the text (fol.1b-fol.2b/pp.2-4). See Mich. Isl. Ms. 539 for another ms. copy of this work.

Other Title(s):

Jāmiʻ al-wajīzجامع الوجيزFrom inscription on p.1 prior to detailed table of contents:كتاب بزازيةبزازيةFatāwá al-Bazzāzīyahفتاوى البزازية


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




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"حمدا لمن دعا الى دار السلام بمحمد عليه افضل الصلوة والسلام شارع احكام الاسلام ... وبعد فهذا مختصر في بيان تعريفات الاحكام على وجه الاتقان والاحكام جمعه العبد محمد بن محمد الكردري"


"لا يعتبر لانه ناطق بحاله وان صمت بعارض فهو كالمريض المعتقل لسانه كذا في المحبوبي والله اعلم والحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة والسلام على محمد واله اجمعين الطيبين الطاهرين"


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Physical Details:

IV (8), VI (20), IV (28), 20 V(228), I (230), 12 V(350), IV (358) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords appear on the final folio of each quire, occasionally lacking or appearing more frequently ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts and reverts to p.627 following p.686).


Written in 31 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board evident).


Naskh ; small, neat Turkish or Persian hand ; virtually serifless ; quite rounded and freely ligatured ; mainly closed counters ; three dots supplied as inverted comma.


Section headings and keywords rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of three discs and overlining in red.


non-European laid paper with chain lines (vertical) grouped in threes, 35-42 mm. between the groups and 8-10 mm. between the chains ; laid lines spaced roughly 8 laid lines per cm.


Pasteboards covered in red brown leather with spine in black leather (repair) ; Type II binding (with flap, though now lost) ; board linings in European laid paper ; upper cover bears central blind-tooled mandorla without pendants, but carrying diamond and interlace design within (compare Weisweiler 89) and decorative frame with roll-border and blind-stamped floral design ; lower cover bears blind-tooled ornament in the form of an eight-branched star filled with interlace (compare Weisweiler 99-101) ; and decorative frame nearly identical to that of upper cover ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; endbands in red and blue, quite damaged with repairs in cream thread sewn over ; in poor condition with severe abrasion (gashes), staining, splitting and lifting of leather at spine, delamination of boards, loss of flap, etc. ; housed in box for protection.

Accompanying Materials:

Inserts carrying notes paginated (pp.37-38, pp.39-40).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 29. Decisions of al-Bazzazi."


Lacks dated colophon. Paper, cover, etc. suggest 15th or 16th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 29. Decisions of al-Bazzazi." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "96" in Western numerals on fol.1a (p.1) ; on blue-tinted paper pasted at on fol.1a (p.1), 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 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 عفى [كذا] في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; numerous notabilia (side-heads) throughout ; occasional marginal corrections and glosses ; thread tabs (as bookmarkers) in blue and red.

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GALII, 225Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,ii 49 ; iv 354 ; iv 367

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Khusanbek on paragraph 3:

Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Shihab ibn Yusuf ibn Unar ibn Ahmad Kardari al-Bazzaazi al-Khorazmi lived and died in in Kardar region of Khorazm which is now in Uzbekistan.

December 27, 2012 11:27 am
Khusanbek :

Historical aspects related to Tamerlane emire.

December 27, 2012 11:32 am
Khusanbek on paragraph 15:

Consists of 51 chapters and 287 section.

December 29, 2012 12:01 pm
Khusanbek on paragraph 15:

For more information:
Khusan Juraev

December 29, 2012 12:02 pm

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