Isl. Ms. 92


Kitāb al-Ḥāwī al-Qudsī ʻalá madhhab al-Imām al-Aʻẓam Abī Ḥanīfah al-Nuʻmān,[1082, i.e. 1672].كتاب الحاوي القدسي على مذهب الامام الاعظم ابي حنيفة النعمان,[1082ه, 1672م].


Ghaznawī, Aḥmad,d. 1196 or 7.غزنوي، احمد.

Place/Date of Production:



242 leaves :paper ;289 x 200 (209 x 123) mm. bound to 290 x 210 mm.


Fine copy of the work of Ḥanafī law most commonly attributed to Jamāl al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Nūḥ al-Qābisī al-Ghaznawī. In this manuscript the author's name is given as al-Imām Muḥammad al-Qūnawī (compare the case cited in Ḥājjī Khalīfah of a manuscript naming the author as Muḥammad al-Ghaznawī). See Isl. Ms. 553 for another ms. copy.

Other Title(s):

Ḥāwī al-Qudsīحاوي القدسيكتاب الحاوي القدسي


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




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.7).


"الحمد لله الذي هدانا لدين الاسلام ودعانا الى دار السلام ... وبعد تيسير ذي العطاء السني القوي تحرير محمد القونوي وسميته الحاوي لكونه الحاوي لمذهب الامام ابي حنيفة رضي الله تعالى عنه من جنس مؤلف الجنسي الجامع بين الاصولين والفروع ... المرتب على ثلاثة اقسام اصول الدين واصول الفقه وفروع الاحكام ..."


"وهذا اساس قياس جليل يفتح الله بمعرفته ابواب النجاة ويرقي بمراقيه معالي الدرجات والله تبارك وتعالى اعلم بالصواب واليه المرجع والمآب ... انقضى تحرير الحاوي القدسي ونجز وابى محرره التطويل فاوجز وقد حوي بحمد الله ومنه مسائل مجموعات كثيرة في الاصولين ... الحمد والشكر كما تحب وترضى والحمد لله رب العالمين"


"Scribal," rectangular, reads: "علقه لنفسه ولمن شاء الله من بعده كاتبه الفقير الداعي علي ابن المرحوم الشيخ محمد السباعي الحنفي الحمصي بلدا الحنفي مذهبا القادري طريقة ... قد وقع الفراغ من كتابته صبيحة نهار الخميس وهو اليوم الثاني من عشر ذي الحجة الحرام الذي هو ختام سنة اثنى وثمانين والف من الهجرة النبوية على صاحبها افضل الصلوة والسلام"


Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!


Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Physical Details:

I (2), VI (14), 22 V(234), IV (242) ; chiefly quinions ; final leaf left blank ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, located just above the written area on the recto of each leaf from the 'title page' (p.7) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).


Written in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; fine Syrian hand ; mainly sans serif though small head-serifs occasionally appear ; slight effect of tilt to the left ; pointing in distinct dots ; extended in the horizontal with some swooping descenders.


Keywords, section headings and many notabilia (side-heads) rubricated ; overlining and textual divders in the form of inverted commas in red ; textual dividers in the form of three inverted commas in black ; written area surrounded by red rule-border.


European laid paper with 7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 30-32 mm. apart, and crown star crescent watermark (compare Heawood 1132) ; burnished but not very smooth.


Pasteboards covered in deep red leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in dark blue/indigo laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry large blind-stamped mandorla (with floral vegetal composition, compare Déroche class. OAi 10) and frame of tooled fillets ; envelope flap carries blind-stamped rosette ; sewn in mainly red thread, though a few quires in yellow, two stations ; endbands virtually gone with only traces of primaries remaining ; in poor condition with lower cover detaching, significant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of leather, delamination of boards, etc. ; ill-fitting (small).

Accompanying Materials:

Several slips carrying notes (paginated pp.79-80, pp.101-102, pp.113-114, pp.269-270, pp.393-394).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 60. Al-Hawi al-kudsi."


As appears in colophon on p.490, copied for himself by ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Sibāʻī al-Ḥimsī. Transcription finished ("wa-qad waqaʻa al-farāgh min kitābatih...") 2 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1082 [ca. 31 March 1672].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover,"British Museum, London. No. 60. Al-Hawi al-kudsi." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "97" in Western numerals on verso of first leaf of added table of contents (p.1) ; ownership statement on 'title page' (p.7) in name of ʻAbd al-Salām ibn Naṣūḥ (Abdüsselam b. Nasuh), qāḍī / kadı in Taraklı (طراقلى) [?], reads "تملك هذا الكتاب عبد السلام بن نصوح القاضي بمدينة طراقلى [؟] ... عفى عنهم" (contributions to the cataloguing from Boris Liebrenz) ; occasional marginal corrections, glosses and notabilia.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!


05 ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Sibāʻī al-Ḥimsī, fl.1672, scribe. 05 علي بن محمد السباعي الحمسي، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,2/627Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 378 ; SI 649

Images1 2

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

Total comments on this page: 0

How to read/write comments

Comments on specific paragraphs:

Click the icon to the right of a paragraph

  • If there are no prior comments there, a comment entry form will appear automatically
  • If there are already comments, you will see them and the form will be at the bottom of the thread

Comments on the page as a whole:

Click the icon to the right of the page title (works the same as paragraphs)


No comments yet.

You must be login to comment.
Create an account or login