Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 83

Title:

Durar al-ḥukkām ... [etc.],[966, i.e. 1559].درر الحكام ... [الخ],[966ه، 1559م].

Author:

Hüsrev,Molla,d. 1480.خسرو،ملّا،ت. 1480

Place/Date of Production:

[1559].

Size:

252 leaves :paper ;272 x 182 (201 x 125) mm. bound to 272 x 195 mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of Muḥammad ibn Farāmurz Mullā Khusraw's commentary upon his own treatise on principles of Ḥanafī legal practice, Ghurar al-aḥkām, followed by a brief treatise by Kemalpaşazade on a question concerning qāḍīs.

Other Title(s):

Durar al-ḥukkām fī sharḥ Ghurar al-aḥkāmدرر الحكام في شرح غرر الأحكامTitle from fore-edge label:درر الاحكامRisale-yi istihlafRisālah fī al-istikhlāf raddan ʻalá al-Durarرسالة في الاستخلاف ردا على الدرر

Subject(s):

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

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from close on p.525.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي احكم احكام الشرع القويم بمحكمه كتابه واعلى اعلام الدين المستقيم بمعظم خطابه ..."

Explicit:

"كان فسخهما بمنزلة الاقالة فيلزم الوصي كما لو تقابلا حقيقة فاذا فسخ القاضي لم يكن اقالة فلا يلزم الوصي. هذا اخر ما من الله تع علي بلطفه من شرح غرر الاحكام المسمى بدرر الحكام واستطلاع اراء فضلاء الامة العظام ... ليس الغرض الاصلي من هذه الكلمات التمدح بل الامثال بما يفهم من قوله تع واما بنعمة ربك فحدث"

Colophon:

"Scribal," rectangular, reads: "قد وقع الفراغ من كتب هذا الكتاب في يوم الجمعة وقت الظهر الثامن عشر في شهر ربيع الاخر من سنة ست وستين وتسعمائة على يد عبد اضعف عباد الله عبد الرحيم بن الحاج اسكندر عفى عنهما الملك المعبود القادر الحمد لله على الاتمام وعلى كل حال في الاسلام والصلوة والسلام على رسوله سيد الانام وعلى اله العظام واصحابه الاكرام" ; followed by authorial colophon.

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

1. fol.1a-fol.4b : [added table of contents].
2. fol.5a-fol.250b : Durar al-ḥukkām / Molla Hüsrev.
3. fol.251a : [originally blank, now carries various excerpts].
4. fol.251b-fol.252a : Risale-yi istihlaf / Kemalpaşazade.
5. fol.252b : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, II (4), 24 V(244), IV (252), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in red ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and inserts, skips two pages between pp.453-454).

Layout:

Written in 27 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board evident).

Script:

Naskh ; clear Turkish or Persian hand ; virtually sans serif, though quite miniscule right-sloping head serif occasionally appears on lām, etc. ; mainly closed counters ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred ; kāf alif ligature forming complete loop ; occasional very slight effect of words descending to baseline.

Decoration:

Keywords, section headings, and some notabilia (side-heads) rubricated ; some overlining and textual dividers in the form of discs in red.

Support:

non-European laid paper with chain lines grouped in threes, 11-16 mm. between the chains and 32-39 mm. between the groups ; flyleaves in European laid paper with three crescents (tre lune) watermark ; added leaves carrying table of contents in European laid paper with crown above grapes or beaded diamond watermark ; latter quires of text in European laid paper with 10-11 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and chain lines spaced 28-30 mm. apart.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in yellow laid paper (over marbled paper) ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped scalloped mandorla with vegetal composition (horizontal and vertical symmetry as with Déroche class. OSd) ; sewn mainly in white thread (rarely yellow), two and four stations, though many threads are loose, broken or missing threads and textblock is entirely detached at spine ; endbands lost though traces of primaries in yellow and green visible ; in very poor condition with significant abrasion, lifting and losses of leather, delamination of boards, fore-edge flap detaching from lower cover, etc. ; various repairs in brown leathers ; cover extremely ill-fitting (far too small) ; housed in box for protection.

Accompanying Materials:

Numerous inserts carrying notes, glosses (paginated pp.13-14, pp.95-96, pp.177-178, pp.185-186, pp.189-190, pp.197-198, pp.229-230, pp.237-238, pp.261-262, pp.323-324, pp.395-396) and in two cases, detailed diagrams (paginated pp.65-66 and pp.111-112).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 84. Work on Hanafi law by Muh. b. Faramurz."

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.526, copied by ʻAbd al-Raḥīm ibn Iskandar. Transcription completed ("qad waqaʻa al-farāgh min katb hādhā al-kitāb...") at noon on Friday 18 Rabīʻ II 966 [January 1559].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 84. Work on Hanafi law by Muh. b. Faramurz." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "66" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; ownership statement on front flyleaf reads "صاحب ومالك منلا يحيى بن الحاجى مصطفى افندى درر" ; almond shaped seal-impression on p.529 ; occasional glosses, marginal corrections and notabilia (side-heads).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Kemalpaşazade,--1468 or 9-1534.--Risālah fī taḥqīq masʼalat al-istikhlāf .
04--ابن كمال باشا،--رسالة في تحقيق مسئلة الاستخلاف.
Risale-yi istihlafRisālah fī al-istikhlāf raddan ʻalá al-Durarرسالة في الاستخلاف ردا على الدرر

Scribe(s):

05 ʻAbd al-Raḥīm ibn Iskandar, fl.1559, scribe. 05 عبد الرحيم بن اسكندر، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

06 Yahya bin Mustafa Efendi, former owner. 06 يحيى بن مصطفى افندى، مالك سابق.

Related Works:

Risālah fī taḥqīq masʼalat al-istikhlāf .رسالة في تحقيق مسئلة الاستخلاف.

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 226Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 451/53 ; SII, 670/53

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

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