Isl. Ms. 473


al-Baqarīyah fī aḥkām tajwīd al-Qur’ān,[before 1751].البقرية في احكام تجويد القرآن,[قبل 1751م].


Baqarī, Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar,1609 or 10-1699.بقري، محمد بن عمر

Place/Date of Production:



66 leaves :paper ;208 x 170 (149 x 101) mm.


Fine copy of a treatise on the art of reciting the Qurʼān (tajwīd). Appears incomplete (ends abruptly).

Other Title(s):

Title from opening matter (preface) on p.4:غنية الطالبين وغنية الراغبينGhunyat al-ṭālibīn wa-ghunyat al-rāghibīnTitle in GAL:Ghunyat al-ṭālibīn wa-munyat al-rāghibīn


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




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).


"يقول العبد المعترف بتقصيره الراجي من ربه تهوين عسيره محمد ابن قاسم البقري بلدا الشافعي مذهبا الحمد لله على احسانه واشهد ان لا اله الا الله وحده لا شريك له ... وبعد فقد سألني بعضا من الاخوان اضع له مقدمة مختصرة في تجويد القرآن فاجبته الى سؤاله ..."


"ولمن زاغ عن الحق قامعا للحسنات امرا وعن السيئات زاجرا صلى الله عليه وعلى اصحابه وازواجه واتباعه"


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Physical Details:

6 V(60), V-4 (66) ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (mistakenly skips two pages between pp.23-24).


Written in 13 lines per page.


Naskh ; fine, medium Turkish or 'Syrian' hand ; seriffed with gentle right-sloping head-serif on most ascenders (even free-standing alif), slight effect of tilt to the left, many open counters, curvilinear descenders, pointing (for two and three dots) in strokes or conjoined dots rather than distinct dots.


Keywords and section headings rubricated.


European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 22 mm. apart (horizontal) ; no watermarks visible ; thin, crisp and sturdy, cream in color, lightly burnished.


Pasteboards covered in now dull yellow laid paper with dark red leather over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; boards exposed rather than lined ; sewn in light brown thread, four stations ; worked endbands in cream, damaged ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of paper and leather, etc. ; repairs in blue textured paper.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 31d" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


Lacks dated colophon ; paper, etc. suggest early 18th century. Dated ownership statement on 'title page' (p.1) provides terminus ante quem of 1751.

Ownership and History:

Several ownership statements on 'title page' (p.1) including two statements in name of al-Ḥājj Aḥmad al-mukannā bi-al-Bayṭār ( الحاج احمد المكنا بالبيطار ) with one dated 1165 [1751 or 2], an effaced statement, and a statement dated 1180 [1766 or 7] in name of al-Sayyid Ismāʻīl ibn al-Ḥājj Ismāʻīl al-Qaṣṣāb al-Ḥanafī al-Shādhilī ( السيد اسماعيل بن الحاج اسماعيل القصاب الحنفي الشاذلي ) accompanied by octagonal seal impression ; reading / study notice at close on p.130 dated 1304 [1886 or 7] in name of Rashīd ibn Dāmis [?] al-Khawāḍiʻ [?] ( رشيد ابن دامس الخواضع ؟) ; occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

05 Aḥmad al-Bayṭār, fl. 1751, former owner. 06 Ismāʻīl ibn Ismāʻīl al-Qaṣṣāb al-Ḥanafī al-Shādhilī, fl. 1766, former owner. 05 احمد البيطار, مالك سابق. 06 اسماعيل بن اسماعيل القصاب الحنفي الشاذلي, مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 327

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

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