Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 469

Title:

[al-Iʼtilāf fī wujūh al-ikhtilāf fī ‘ilm al-qirā’ah ... etc. ,1242, i.e. 1827].[الائتلاف في وجوه الاختلاف في علم القراءة ... الخ,1242ه، 1826م].

Author:

Yūsuf Zādah, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad,1674-1754.يوسف زاده, عبد الله بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[Istanbul?,1827].

Size:

110 leaves :paper ;242 x 175 (145-175 x 79-110) mm.

Summary:

Fine collection (majmūʻah) of works on the science of Qurʼānic readings (ʻilm al-qirāʼāt) mainly by Yusuf Efendizade Abdullah Hilmî b. Mehmet Amasî (d.1754) with a few brief passages in Turkish and a silsilah or chain of transmitters in al-qirāʼāt, possibly for the copyist / compiler of this majmūʻah.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):ايتلافRisālah fī masāʼil mimmā yataʻallaqu bi-wujūhih al-Qurʼānرسالة في مسائل مما يتعلق بوجوه القرآنRisālah fī bayān marātib al-madd fī qirāʼātرسالة في بيان مراتب المد في قراآتRisālah fī al-iqrāʼ bi-al-shawādhdhرسالة في الاقراء بالشواذKitāb mushkilāt Shāṭibīكتاب مشكلات شاطبيRisālah al-Raddīyah lil-ḍādرسالة الردية للضاد

Subject(s):

Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Koran--Readings--Early works to 1800.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

[al-Iʼtilāf] "الحمد لله الذي انزل القرآن على سبعة احرف تيسيرا ... بعد فيقول العبد الفقير الى عفو ربه القدير عبد الله بن محمد الشهير بيوسف افندى زاده ... لقد طال حال خلدي ان اجمع على ترتيب للسور القرآنية بعض الايات التي اجتمع فيها الاختلاف من الوجوه والروايات من قراآت الائمة العشر ... وسميته الائتلاف في وجوه الاختلاف ..." ; [Risālah fī ʻilm al-qirāʼah] "الحمد لله الملك القوي المتين الذي نزل الذكر على رسوله محمد الامين ... وبعد فاني قد سمعت عن انه قد حكى اذا ذهبت الى مجلس ورأيت فيه عالما كبيرا من العلماء فاذا جاء الى هذا المجلس امام كبيرة العمامة وجلس فبعد زمان سأل منه ذلك العالم الكبير مسئلة من مسائل علم القرأة وهي اليوم يقرأ هكذا ..."

Explicit:

[al-Iʼtilāf] "فامالة جاء للداجوني عن هشام مجري على وجوه البسملة والوصل والسكت كلها وكذا الفتح للحلواني عنه هذا ما تيسر لي من جميع الوجوه لبعض القراء والرواة في بعض الايات القرآنية على ترتيب السورة القرآنية على ما اخذنا من افواه المشايخ الكرام والائمة الاعلام مع تطبيق الطرق على قدر الامكان وان كان يضيق عن احاطتها نطاق البيان"

Colophon:

[al-Iʼtilāf] "Authorial," reads "وقد وقع الفراغ منه في ليلة الاحد من ايام شهر شعبان من شهور سنة ثمان وستين ومائة والف من هجرة من يأخذ العفو ويأمر بالعرف ..." ; [al-Iʼtilāf] "Scribal," reads "سوده الفقير الحقير الى رحمة ربه القدير الحاج حسن بن الحاج عثمان عليهما الرحمة والغفران المدعو بامام الثاني في جامع سلطان احمد خان عليه العفو والغفران وقد فرغت من تمنيق [تنميق] هذه النسخة المباركة التي الفها الشيخ المام ... شيخنا واستاذ استاذنا عبد الله افندى المعروف بيوسف افندى زاده ... يوم الثامن والعشرين من ليلة رجب شهر الله المحرم من سنة اربع واثنين وبعد مائتي الف من هجرة من له العزة والشرف اللهم ارحم لمؤلفه وناسخه وناظره ومطالعه ولجميع المؤمنين والمؤمنات برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين امين يا معين م م م تمت م"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.3-p.135 : al-Iʼtilāf fī wujūh al-ikhtilāf fī ʻilm al-qirāʼah / Yusuf Efendizade Abdullah bin Mehmet.
2. p.136-p.139 : [Risālah fī ʻilm al-qirāʼah].
3. 139-p.141 : [brief passage, apparently pertaining to the preceding, partly in Turkish and with excerpts from al-Nashr al-kabīr (of Ibn al-Jazarī ?)].
4. p.142-p.143 : [blank].
5. p.144-p.160 : [Risālah fī masāʼil mimmā yataʻallaqu bi-wujūhih al-Qurʼān] / Yusuf Efendizade Abdullah bin Mehmet.
6. p.160-p.173 : Risālah fī bayān marātib al-madd fī qirāʼāt / Yusuf Efendizade Abdullah bin Mehmet.
7. p.174-p.186 : [Risālah fī al-iqrāʼ bi-al-shawādhdh] / Yusuf Efendizade Abdullah bin Mehmet.
8. p.187-p.201 : Hādhā Kitāb mushkilāt Shāṭibī / Yusuf Efendizade Abdullah bin Mehmet.
9. p.202-p.204 : [brief passage in Turkish on ʻilm al-qirāʼah].
10. p.205-p.211 : [silsilah or chain of transmitters in al-qirāʼāt from the year 1213 (1798 or 9) back to Ibn al-Jazarī, possibly for the copyist].
11. p. 211-p.214 : al-Risālah al-Raddīyah lil-ḍād / Yusuf Efendizade Abdullah bin Mehmet.
12. p.214-215 : [verses of Abū Saʻīd Khān (Ebusait Han)].
13. p.216-p.221 : [treatise pertaining to the days of the week, in Turkish].

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 11 V(110), i ; exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).

Layout:

Written in 20-34 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; clear Turkish hand ; virtually serifless with effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, pointing (two and three dots) in strokes rather than distinct dots, some free assimilation of letters.

Decoration:

Some overlining also in black ink.

Support:

European laid paper with 10-11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 32 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks of eagle (see p.12, 13,etc.) alternating with lion in scrollwork (see p.10, 14, etc.), thin and transluscent though sturdy, light burnished ; pastedowns / flyleaves in paper with 7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 29 mm. apart (vertical), and crescent with face in shield watermark (78 mm. tall, see back flyleaf) ; some staining.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (in shades blue, orange, yellow, pink and black) with light brown leather over spine, fore edge flap, and edges/turn-ins (framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in sea green surface-dyed laid paper ; sewn in red thread, two stations ; endbands mainly gone ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of leather, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas.

Former Shelfmarks:

From inscription on inner front cover, "IL 457" and "M. 46" (likely supplied by Yahuda).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.135, opening work copied by al-Ḥājj Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥājj ʻUthmān (Hacı Hasan b. Hacı Osman), imām in Sultanahmet Camii, with transcription completed 28 Rajab 1242 [February 1827] likely in Istanbul. As appears in preceding authorial colophon (pp.134-5) composition completed Shaʻbān 1168 [May-June 1755]. All works appear to be in the hand of the same copyist. As appears in colophon on p.221, transcription of final work completed in 10 Shawwāl 1242 [May 1827].

Ownership and History:

Occasional marginal corrections ; on pp.205-211, a silsilah or chain of transmitters in al-qirāʼāt from the year 1213 (1798 or 9) back to Ibn al-Jazarī, possibly for the copyist, Hacı Hasan b. Hacı Osman.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

Risālah fī masāʼil mimmā yataʻallaqu bi-wujūhih al-Qurʼānرسالة في مسائل مما يتعلق بوجوه القرآنRisālah fī bayān marātib al-madd fī qirāʼātرسالة في بيان مراتب المد في قراآتRisālah fī al-iqrāʼ bi-al-shawādhdhرسالة في الاقراء بالشواذKitāb mushkilāt Shāṭibīكتاب مشكلات شاطبيRisālah al-Raddīyah lil-ḍādرسالة الردية للضاد

Scribe(s):

08 Hacı Hasan bin Hacı Osman, fl. 1827, scribe. 08 حاجى حسن بن حاجى عثمان, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

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Posted by evyn on August 19, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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