Isl. Ms. 628


Natā’ij al-fikr wa-thamar al-muʼallafāt ‘alá al-Sharḥ al-Ṣaghīr,[1229, i.e., 1814].نتائج الفكر وثمر المؤلفات على الشرح الصغير،[1229ه، 1814م].


Khalīfī, Aḥmad ibn Yūnus,d. 1794.خليفي، احمد بن يونس.

Place/Date of Production:



78 leaves :paper ;225 x 172 (175 x 100) mm.


Clear copy of the supercommentary by Aḥmad ibn Yūnis al-Khalīfī (d.1794) on the commentary Mukhtaṣar ʻIqd al-durar al-bahīyah fī sharḥ al-Risālah al-Samarqandīyah fī al-istiʻārāt, known as al-Sharḥ al-ṣaghīr, by Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Mullawī (d.1767) upon al-Risālah al-Samarqandīyah, a work on metaphor (istiʻārah) by Abū al-Qāsim ibn Abī Bakr al- Samarqandī (ca. 1483).

Other Title(s):

Natā’ij al-fikrنتائج الفكرTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):نتائج الفكر


Arabic language--Rhetoric--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Figures of speech--Early works to 1800.
Metaphor--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Mullawī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Fattāḥ,--1677-1767.--Sharḥ al-Samarqandīyah fī al-balāghah.




Ms. codex.
Title from opening on p.2.


"الحمد لله الذي خص العلماء بمعرفة الدقائق واسلكهم سبل المجازاة وطرق الحقائق ... وبعد فيقول اسير الخطايا والذلات احمد بن يونس الخليفي الشافعي ضاعف الله له الدرجات هذه عبارات شريفة وتحقيقات منيفة اقتطفتها من ثمر المؤلفات وبدائع التحقيقات توضح الخفي بادنى اشارة وتبين المراد باوجز عبارة وسميتها نتائج الفكر وثمر المؤلفات على الشرح الصغير لشيخنا العلامة احمد الملوي على السمرقندية في الاستعارات ...."


"اقوى اختصاصا اذ قال العلامة العاسمي فانظر اذا لم يتفاوتا في الاختصاص والظاهر انه يجوز جعل كل قرينة او ترشيحا "


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "وهذا اخر ما سهل به الرب الكريم نسأله ان يثيبنا ومجينا بجنات النعيم وان ينفع به كل من تلقاه بقلب سليم بجاه خير خلقه عليه افضل الصلاة واتم التسليم ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم تحريرا في ستة ايام مضت من شهر ربيع الثاني سنة ١٢٢٩ والحمد لله رب العالمين امين تم"


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Physical Details:

7 V(70), IV (18) ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (mistakenly skips ahead from p.90 to 92, then from p.100 to 102).


Written in 25 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; bold, compact Turkish or 'Syrian' hand ; partially (though irregularly) seriffed with right-sloping head-serifs on occasional lām, joined alif, etc., rounded with curvilinear descenders, slight effect of tilt to the left, kāf mashqūqah preferred (even final kāf), pointing in strokes or conjoined dots.


Lacunae have been left for rubrics (text being commented upon) yet unsupplied.


European laid paper with 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 29-32 mm. apart (horizontal), crescent with face in shield watermark (see p.50, 51, etc.) ; fairly thick and sturdy though crisp, light cream to white in color, well-burnished ; slight ink burn in final leaves.


Boards (fairly thin) covered in coated paper (dark and lighter blue, mottled with sponge painted or faux marbled look) with red leather over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted wove paper ; sewn in light pink or yellow thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in light pink and brown, fairly good condition ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, pest damage, moisture damage, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and spine label, "IL 384" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.157, transcription completed in six days during Rabīʻ II 1229 [1814].

Ownership and History:

Fairly clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Samarqandī, Abū al-Qāsim ibn Abī Bakr,--15th century.--Risālah al-Samarqandīyah.
04--سمرقندي، ابو القاسم بن ابي بكر.--رسالة السمرقندية.


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Former Owner(s):

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Related Works:

Risālah al-Samarqandīyah.رسالة السمرقندية.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 194, I no.4 a.

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

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