Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 93

Title:

[Kitāb al-Isʻāf fī aḥkām al-awqāf maʻa Kitāb Waqf Hilāl wa-al-Khaṣṣāf,1122 and 1123, i.e. 1711].[كتاب الإسعاف في أحكام الأوقاف مع كتاب وقف هلال والخصاف,1122ه و1123ه، 1711م].

Author:

Ṭarābulusī, Ibrāhīm ibn Mūsá,1439 or 1440-1516 or 1517.برهان الدين ابراهيم بن موسى بن ابي بكر ابن الشيخ علي الطرابلسي الحنفي

Place/Date of Production:

[1711].

Size:

162 leaves :paper ;206 x 147 (141-151 x 89-91) mm. bound to 206 x 150 mm.

Summary:

Two works of Ḥanafī law pertaining to awqāf.

Other Title(s):

Isʻaf fī Aḥkām al-awqāfاسعاف في احكام الاوقافEdge title (tail):اسعاف وهلال وخصاف في الاوقاف

Subject(s):

Waqf--Early works to 1800.
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations (Islamic law)--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. composite codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from 'title page' inscriptions for the respective works (p.7 and p.209).

Incipit:

[al-Isʻāf fī aḥkām al-awqāf] "الحمد لله الذي خلق الانسان باحسن تقويم وهدى من شاء منه الى الصراط المستقيم ... وبعد فان العلماء الاولين قد جعلهم الله رحمة الاخرين ... وان كتاب احكام الاوقاف للامام الهمام ابي بكر احمد بن عمرو الخصاف ... لما كان العمدة في هذا الفن من تأليف الاوائل ... اختصرته الى كتاب احتوي على ما فيه من المقاصد وعلى ما في كتاب هلال بن يحيى من الزوائد وضممت اليه كثيرا من المسائل والاصول ... وسميته الاسعاف في احكام الاوقاف ..." ; [Waqf Hilāl wa-al-Khaṣṣāf] "قال الشيخ الامام قاضي القضاة ابو محمد عبد الله بن الحسين الناصحي رحمه الله تعالى لقد هممت باختصار كتاب الوقف لهلال بن يحيى فترددت فيه زمانا لحسن تصنيفه ... ثم استعنت بالله تعالى على اختصار كتابي ابوي بكر هلال ابن يحيى واحمد بن عمر الخصاف البصريين ..."

Explicit:

[al-Isʻāf fī aḥkām al-awqāf] "وهو كافر بالذي يتقرب اليه بذلك. نسأل الله تعالى الثبات على الدين والموت على الاسلام بجاه محمد عليه افضل الصلاة والسلام وعلى اله واصحابه الائمة العظام البررة الكرام والحمد لله على الختام" ; [Waqf Hilāl wa-al-Khaṣṣāf] "وان كان في المرض لا يجوز ان يصرف الى الابنة ويجوز ان يصرف الى اولادها هذا اخر ما انتهى اليه تصنيف الشيخ رحمه الله الامام الاجل قاضي القضاة ابي محمد عبد الله بن الحسين الناصحي رحمة الله عليه ورضوانه"

Colophon:

[al-Isʻāf fī aḥkām al-awqāf] "Scribal," triangular, reads: "نجز كتاب الاسعاف الجامع بين لوقفي هلال والخصاف هذا ووافق الفراغ من نسخه في اليوم المبارك سادس عشر ذي القعدة الحرام سنة ۱۱۲۲ على يد الفقير الى الله تعالى يوسف بن محمد القاصح العذري [؟] غفر الله لو ولواديه والمسلكين اجمعين تم" ; [Waqf Hilāl wa-al-Khaṣṣāf] "Scribal," triangular, reads: "وكان الفراغ من نسخ هذا الكتاب المبارك يوم الاربعاء المبارك الثالث شهر ربيع الاول من شهور سنة ثلاث وعشرين وماية والف من الهجرة النبوية على صاحبها افضل الصلاة والسلام وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم تسليما كثيرا تم"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. fol.3a-3b : [table of contents].
2. fol.4a-101a : al-Isʻāf fī aḥkām al-awqāf / Ibrāhīm ibn Mūsá al-Ṭarābulusī.
3. fol.101b-102a : [blank].
4. fol.102b-103a : [originally left blank, now carries table of contents].
5. fol.103b-104b : [blank].
6. fol.105a-160b : Waqf Hilāl wa-al-Khaṣṣāf / Abū Muḥammad ʻAbd Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Nāṣiḥī.
7. fol.161a-162b : [originally left blank, now carries Masāʼil al-istibdāl].

Physical Details:
Collation:

V+2 (12), 15 V(162) ; entirely quinions with single bifolium added to first quire ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, distinct for each work ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

[al-Isʻāf fī aḥkām al-awqāf] Written in 21 lines per page, [Waqf Hilāl wa-al-Khaṣṣāf] in 25 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; two clear Syrian or Egyptian hands [?], one supplying each work ; virtually serifless ; pointing of second hand in distinct dots, less distinct for first hand with line used often for two dots and inverted comma for three dots ; some extension of horizontal strokes.

Decoration:

Keywords and section headings rubricated ; occasional notabilia rubricated ; overlining and textual divders in the form of discs in red ; written area surrounded by red rule-border.

Support:

European laid paper in two types, distinct type for each work ; first on a European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22 mm. apart, watermark with crown, bar with "C B B" and beaded diamond below, quite similar to Heawood 1055 ; second work in a very smooth, thin, and well-burnished European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25-27 mm. apart, coat of arms watermark with cross, crown, "S P" in circle below, very similar to Heawood 727-731, 764, 769, etc. though earlier than these.

Binding:

Pasteboards faced in block-printed paper (pink, lavender, 'gold') with red-brown leather over spine, fore-edge and edges/turn-ins (paper faced, leather edged, framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in orange laid paper ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; worked endbands in green and blue, partially lost ; in poor condition with significant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of leather, delamination of boards, flap detached at lower cover, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 15. Al-Isaf fi ahkam al-aukaf."

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.201, first work copied by Yūsuf ibn Muḥammad al-Qāṣiḥ al-ʻUdhrī [?]. Transcription finished ("najiza Kitāb al-Isʻāf ... wa-wāfaqa al-farāgh min naskhih...") 16 Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1122 [ca. 6 January 1711]. As appears in colophon on p.320, transcription of second work completed ("wa-kāna al-farāgh min naskh hādhā al-kitāb al-mubārak...") 3 Rabīʻ I 1123 [ca. 21 April 1711], likely by different copyist (unnamed).

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on upper cover,"British Museum, London. No. 15. Al-Isaf fi ahkam al-aukaf." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "185" in Western numerals on recto of first leaf (p.1) ; on p.3, patronage statement in name of Muḥammad Shaykhī [?] ibn Dāwūd, al-qassām al-ʻaskarī in Egypt, accompanied by effaced seal-impression, statement reads: "استكتب هذا الكتاب بعون الملك الوهاب محمد سبحي بن الحاج داود القسام العسكري وقتئذ بمصر المحروسة غفر لهما" ; on blue-tinted paper pasted on ’title page’ for first work (p.7), 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 السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; occasional marginal corrections, glosses and notabilia.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Nāṣiḥī, Abū Muḥammad ʻAbd Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn,--d.1055.--Waqf Hilāl wa-al-Khaṣṣāf.
07--Muḥammad Sabḥī ibn Dāwūud al-Qāsim al-ʻAskarī,--fl.1711,--patron.
05--ناصحي، ابو محمد عبد الله بن الحسين.--وقف هلال الخصاف.
07--محمد سبحي بن داود القاسم العسكري،--راع.

Scribe(s):

06 Yūsuf ibn Muḥammad al-Qāṣiḥ al-ʻUdhrī, fl.1711, scribe. 06 يوسف بن محمد القاصح العذري، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

Related Works:

Waqf Hilāl wa-al-Khaṣṣāf.وقف هلال الخصاف.

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 83 ; SII 94Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 373 ; SI 637

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

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