Isl. Ms. 579


Ḥāshiyat Ḥusayn al-Khalkhālī ʻalá Ḥāshiyat al-Sayyid ʻalá Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Muntahá,[late 17th or early 18th century].حاشية حسين الخلخالي على حاشية السيد على شرح مختصر المنتهى,[اواخر القرن 17 او اوائل القرن 18م].


Khalkhālī, Ḥusayn al-Ḥusaynī,d. 1605.خلخالي, حسين الحسيني.

Place/Date of Production:



64 leaves :paper ;203 x 148 (145-155 x 67-70) mm.


Clear, well-annotated copy of the supergloss by al-Khalkhālī upon the gloss by ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Jurjānī, al-Sayyid al-Sharīf (d.1413) upon the commentary by ʻAḍud al-Dīn al-Ījī (d.1355?) upon Ibn al-Ḥājib's (d.1249) Mukhtaṣar al-muntahá, an abridgement of his own treatise on law according to the Mālikī school, Muntahá al-suʼāl wa-al-amal fī ʻilmay al-uṣūl wa-al-jadal. Appears to ends abruptly. Likely once part of a collective volume (majmūʻah).

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on interior of upper board:حاشية الخلخاليTitle from opening matter (p.2):تعليقات على حاشية شرح المختصر


Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800.
Malikites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Jurjānī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad,--al-Sayyid al-Sharīf,--1340-1413.--Ḥāshiyah ʻalá Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Muntahá.
Ījī, ʻAḍud al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad,--d. 1355?--Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Muntahá.
Ibn al-Ḥājib, ʻUthmān ibn ʻUmar,--1175-1249.--Mukhtaṣar al-Muntahá.




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


"الحمد لله الذي تولهت الافهام في كبرياء ذاته وتحيرت الادهام [؟] في عظمة صفاته جل كبريائه في ان يحوم درك العقول ... اما بعد فهذه تعليقات على حاشية شرح المختصر لمولى العلامة ... السيد الشريف ... الفها احوج الخلائق الى رحمة [؟] ربه العالي حسين الحسين الخلخالي ..."


"فلا حاجة اليهما معا بل [؟] يكفي احدهما فقط لان الشمول"


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Physical Details:

5 V(50), VII (64) ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (begins with ١٣٦, as though once part of a collective volume) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written mainly in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh and nastaʻlīq (talik) ; two clear Turkish hands ; from opening to p.96, a fine naskh, partially but irregularly seriffed with most ascenders occasionally seriffed, marked tilt to the left, slight effect of words descending to baseline, curvilinear descenders, pointing in strokes or conjoined dots rather than distinct dots, final nūn usually reversed (recurved) ; from p.96 to close, a bold nastaʻlīq (talik), serifless with slight effect of tilt to the right and of words descending to baseline, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots.


Keywords and abbreviation symbols (signes-de-renvoi, etc.) rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.


European laid paper of a few types ; opening type with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), three hats over "G C" watermark (see p.4, etc.), thin and transluscent, fairly crisp though sturdy, well-burnished ; another type with 9 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of scrollwork / coat of arms with three bars (see p.48, 58, etc. and compare Armoiries (16) A. Indéterminées dated 1673-1717 in Velkov, Les Filigranes dans les documents Ottomans) ; another type with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 23 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of cross flanked by creatures above two circles (see p.102, etc.), thin and transluscent though sturdy, burnished ; repair (covering hole) at close (see p.128).


Fiber boards covered in shell marbled paper (mainly in grey [to lavender], blue, pink with another paper in brown and dark blue at two edges) with red leather over spine ; Type III binding (without flap) ; no board linings (i.e., interior of boards not lined, hinges and turn-ins only) ; sewn in heavy cream thread, two stations ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, lifting and losses of paper and spine leather, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From hinge on upper board and spine label "IL 87" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


Lacks dated colophon ; paper, etc. suggests mid to late 17th or early 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Extensive marginal glosses ; occasional corrections.

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 306 (VIII. 3. b. χ.) ; II 413Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,vi 172Velkov, Asparouh. Les Filigranes dans les documents Ottomans: divers types d’images. Sofia: Éditions "Texte - A. Trayanov", 2005.

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

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