Isl. Ms. 574


Ḥāshiyat Ibn Sayyid ʻAlī ʻalá Sayyid al-Farāʼiḍ,[981, i.e. 1573 or 1574].حاشية ابن سيد علي على سيد الفرائض,[981ه, 1573 او 1574م].


Burūsawī, Yaʻqūb ibn ʻAlī,d. 1524 or 5.بروسوي، يعقوب بن علي

Place/Date of Production:

[1573 or 1574].


70 leaves :paper ;182 x 140 (135-150 x 80-95) mm.


Clear copy of the gloss by Yaʻqūb ibn Sayyid ʻAlī al-Burūsawī (d.1524) upon the commentary by al-Sayyid al-Sharīf ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Jurjānī (d.1413) on the celebrated work on the law of inheritance by Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Sajāwandī (fl. 12th cent.).

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):حاشية بن سيد علي على الفرايضTitle from inscription on upper cover:هذا كتاب بن سيد عليTitle from inscription on front flyleaf (p.5):حاشية ابن سيد علي


Inheritance and succession (Islamic law)--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Sajāwandī, Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--12th cent.--Farāʼiḍ al-Sirājīyah.
Jurjānī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad,--al-Sayyid al-Sharīf,--1340-1413.--Farāʼiḍ al-Sharīfīyah.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscriptions on front flyleaf (p.5) and 'title page' (p.7).


"الحمد لله الذي جعل العلم هداية للعالمين وزين به صدور العالمين ... ويقول العبد الضعيف ... يعقوب بن سيد علي ... لما رأيت شرح الاستاذ العلامة ... السيد الشريف الجرجاني ... يحتاج الى حل مواضع مغلقة وكشف مواقع معضلة كتبت هذه الاوراق مستعينا بالملك الخلاق ..."


"في جميع ذلك مع علي رضي الله عنه وعن باقي الصحابة اجمعين مع جميع المسلمين امين تمت تاريخ سنة ٩۸۱"


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Physical Details:

i, 7 V(70) ; exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).


Written in 17-19 lines per page (layout changes at p.107).


Naskh with influence of nastaʻlīq (talik) ; clear Turkish hand (possibly more than one) ; serifless with effect of tilt to left or right, slight effect of words descending to baseline, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, freely ligatured.


Keywords rubricated (from p.55 to close).


European laid paper ; opening type with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24 and 32-33 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of teardrop shape with cross (see p.16, 17, 110, etc.), transluscent, thin and crisp though sturdy, well-burnished ; another type with 9 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 32-33 mm. apart (horizontal), and hand or glove watermark (possibly with flower above, see p.72, 90, etc.), thicker and sturdier than previous type ; staining and tide lines.


Pasteboards now covered in layers of laid paper (including manuscript 'waste') with dark red-brown leather over spine and edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap, though now lost) ; board linings in untinted paper (including manuscript 'waste') ; sewn in heavy cream thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in blue and cream, damaged with significant losses at head and tail ; overall in quite poor condition with flap lost, significant abrasion and staining, lifting and losses of paper and leather, delamination of boards, etc. ; housed in box for protection.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and spine label "IL 95" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip) ; possible former shelfmark on head edge.


As appears at close on p.146, transcription completed 981 [1573 or 4].

Ownership and History:

A few excerpts and notes on upper and lower board linings and front flyleaf.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 379Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf alẓunūn,iv, 402

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Posted by evyn on September 8, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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