Isl. Ms. 597


Unmūdhaj al-labīb fī khaṣāʼiṣ al-ḥabīb,[1179, i.e. 1765 or 1766].انموذج اللبيب في خصائص الحبيب,[1179ه، 1765 او 1766م].



Place/Date of Production:

[1765 or 1766].


22 leaves :paper ;200 x 152 (165 x 120-125) mm.


Clear copy of Unmūdhaj al-labīb fī khaṣāʼiṣ al-ḥabīb (also known as al-Khaṣāʼṣ al-ṣughrá), the author's abridgment of his own Kifāyat al-labīb fī khaṣāʼiṣ al-ḥabīb (known as al-Khaṣāʼiṣ al-kubrá) on the virtues and distinctive attributes of the Prophet.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on front flyleaf (p.5):انموذج اللبيبمعجزات والخصائص النبويةخصائص الصغرى


Hadith--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Appreciation--Early works to 1800.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.




Ms. codex.
Title from heading on 'title page' / incipit page (p.7).


"الحمد لله الذي اتقن بحكمته كل شيء فاحتبك وبعث حبيبه محمدا صلى الله عليه وسلم فانار به كل حلك ... هذا انموذج لطيف وعنوان شريف لخصته من كتابي الكبير الذي جمعت فيه المعجزات والخصائص النبوية ... وسميته انموذج اللبيب في خصائص الحبيب ..."


"فهذا القدر ولم يبلغنا ولا اعتقده وقع لا حوض الاولياء ولا شك في وقوع مثله للانبياء عليهم السلام ممثل هذا يكون معجزة ولا تنتهي اليه الكرامة والله اعلم حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل والحمد لله واحده [كذا] تمت بالخير"


"Scribal," reads "على يد العبد الضعيف خادم العالي الشريف السيد عبد اللطيف ابن المرحوم الشيخ مصطفى امام ... غفر لهما سنة ۱۱۷۹"


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Physical Details:

i, II (4), V+1 (15), III+1 (22) ; final leaf left blank ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts and flyleaves).


Written in 23-27 lines per page.


Naskh ; angular Turkish (Eastern Anatolian) or Egyptian [?] hand ; virtually serifless with effect of marked tilt to the right, many open counters, pointing in distinct dots, alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ, some elongation of horizontal strokes, free assimilation of letters, kāf mashqūqah preferred (even final kāf).


Keywords, section headings, and abbreviation symbols (signes de renvois, etc.) rubricated ; some overlining in red.


European laid paper ; mainly with 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 31 mm. apart (horizontal), and three crescents watermark (95 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see p.12, etc.), fairly thick, dense and sturdy, only lightly burnished ; another type with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25 mm. apart (horizontal), thin and crisp though sturdy, scarcely burnished if at all ; ink burn in final leaves.


Boards covered in shell marbled paper (mainly in blue and brown) with red leather over spine ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in untinted wove paper ; resewn in white thread, four stations ; overall in fairly good condition with some abrasion, lifting of paper, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (pp.1-2) -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas (pp.3-4).

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover "IL 25" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.48, copied by al-Sayyid ʻAbd al-Laṭīf ibn al-Shaykh Muṣṭafá (Abdüllatif bin Mustafa) with transcription completed 1179 [1765 or 6].

Ownership and History:

Possible former inventory marks on front flyleaf (p.5) and final leaf (p.50) ; occasional glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 ʻAbd al-Laṭīf ibn Muṣṭafá, fl. 1765, scribe. 05 عبد اللطيف بن مصطفى, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 146 no. 29 ; S II 181Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,i 467 ; iv 669

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

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