Isl. Ms. 486


Kitāb al-Sab‘īyāt,[16th century?].كتاب السبعيات,[القرن 16م؟].


ʻAyn al-Quḍāh, Muhḥammad ibn ʻAbd Rahḥmān,16th cent.عين القضاة، محمد بن عبد رحمن.

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75 leaves :paper ;170 x 120 (135 x 95) mm.


Careful copy of a collection of preaching material for each day of the week.

Other Title(s):

Sabʻīyāt fī mawā’iẓ al-barīyātسبعيات في مواعظ البرياتEdge title (tail):كتاب السبعيات


Islamic sermons, Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Islamic homiletical illustrations--Early works to 1800.
Islamic preaching--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.3).


"الحمد لله العزيز الجبار العزيز الغفار المهيمن الستار والصلاة على السيد المختار محمد سيد الابرار وعلى اله واصحابه المصطفين الاخيار ما تعاقب الليل والنهار وسلم تسليما فاعلم ان الخالق البارك خلت قدرته وعلت كلمته ... زين الاشياء السبعة ثم زين السبعة بسبعة اخرى ..."


"واعطي يوم الاثنين لمحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم ولثلاث وستون نبيا مرسلا صلوات الله وسلامه عليهم اجمعين واعطي الثلاثاء للانبياء صلوات الله عليهم اجمعين والاربعاء ليعقوب عليه السلام والخميس لادم عليه الصلوة والسلام والجمعة لامة محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم تم الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم"


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Physical Details:

7 V(70), II+1 (75) ; chiefly quinions ; a number of leaves not original, but replacement leaves ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes insert).


Written mainly in 15 lines per page (original) ; replacement leaves in 13-20 lines per page.


Naskh ; two main Turkish or Persian hands, original and that supplying text of replacement leaves ; original hand mainly serifless, with slight effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, freely ligatured and thoroughly vocalized ; replacement hand serifless with pointing in distinct dots, some elongation of horizontal strokes, kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred, and many open counters.


Some section headings rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of three inverted commas in red.


Mainly non-European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines visible and apparently grouped (perhaps in threes with roughly 39 mm. between groups), well-burnished and sturdy though not especially thick ; replacement leaves in European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22-25 mm. apart (horizontal), and three hats watermark (compare Heawood 2595-2599).


Pasteboards covered in yellow-tinted laid paper with spine in tan leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; boardlinings in untinted paper ; sewn in grey thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in red and yellow, fair condition ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (paginated pp.1-2).

Former Shelfmarks:

From spine label and inscription on interior of upper cover, "IL 154 " (likely supplied by Yahuda, see Acquisitions slip).


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests 16th or early 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Ownership statement on 'title page' (p.3) dated 1258 [1842 or 3] in name of Muḥammad ʻAlī Khārānī reads "ملكه محمد علي خاراني سنة ۱۲٥٨" ; octagonal seal impression repeated twice on lower board lining.

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Former Owner(s):

05 Muḥammad ʻAlī Khārānī, fl. 1842 or 3, former owner. 05 محمد علي خاراني، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 412Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iii 579

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Posted by evyn on September 8, 2010
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