Isl. Ms. 492


al-Juz’ al-sādis min Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī,[791, i.e., 1389].الجزء السادس من صحيح البخاري,[791ه، 1389م].


Bukhārī, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl,810-870بخاري، محمد بن اسماعيل

Place/Date of Production:



226 leaves :paper ;215 x 160 (160 x 120) mm.


Fine copy of a sixth volume of al-Bukhārī’s celebrated collection of traditions opening in the 18th bāb of Kitāb faḍā’il al-ṣaḥābah and ending in the 6th bāb of Kitāb tafsīr al-Qur’ān, Sūrat al-Baqarah (Bāb man kāna ʻadūwan li-Jubrīl).

Other Title(s):

Jāmiʻ al-ṣaḥīḥ.juzʼ 6جامع الصحيح.جزء 6Title from inscription on opening leaf (p.5):السادس من البخاري


Hadith--Texts--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from 'title page' (p.9) and colophon (p.457).


"باب مناقب عمار وحذيفة حدثنا مالك ابن اسماعيل حدثنا اسرائل عن المغيرة عن ابراهيم علقمة قال فصليت ركعتين ثم قلت اللهم يسر لي جليسا صالحا فأتيت قوما فجلست اليهم فإذا شيخ قد جاء حتى جلس إلى جنبي قلت من هذا قالوا أبو الدرداء فقلت إني دعوت الله أن ييسر لي جليسا صالحا فيسرك لي قال ممن أنت قلت من أهل الكوفة قال أو ليس عندكم ابن أم عبد صاحب النعلين والوساد والمطهرة وفيكم الذي أجاره الله من الشيطان [يعني] على لسان نبيه صلى الله عليه وسلم أو ليس فيكم صاحب سر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم الذي لا يعلمه أحد غيره ثم قال كيف يقرأ عبد الله والليل إذا يغشى فقرأت عليه والليل إذا يغشى والذكر والأنثى قال والله لقد أقرأنيها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من فيه إلى في"


"فخرج عبد الله فقال اشهد ان لا اله الا الله وان محمدا رسول الله فقالوا شرنا وابن شرنا وانتقصوه قال فهذا الذي كنت اخاف يا رسول الله"


"Scribal," rectangular, reads: "اخر الجزء السادس من صحيح البخاري رحمه الله من تجزيه عشرة اجزاء * يتلوه في اول الجزء السابع باب قوله ما ننسخ من آية او ننساها ان شاء الله تعالى الحمد لله وحده وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وآله وصحبه وسلم وكان الفراغ من هذا الجزء يوم الجمعة ثاني جمادى الاخرة سنة احدى وتسعين وسبعماية كتابة ومقابلة على يد احمد بن محمد بن محمد[؟] بن عثمان الأماسي الحنفي لطف الله به بمنه وكرمه"


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Physical Details:

I (2), V+1 (13), 20 V(213), V+3 (226) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; quire numbering in the form of full words appears beginning at p.53, though partially lost to trimming ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).


Written in 15 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; elegant Mamlūk-era hand, probably Egyptian ; virtually serifless ; alifs generally straight and sans serif, but sometimes with a slight left foot ; somewhat rectilinear descenders ; mainly closed counters ; the lām-alif al-warrāqīyah is used ; on joined alifs (e.g. in نا endings and word-phrases beginning with بال) the base of the alif often drops below the baseline ; largely vocalized.


Section headings, sigla, and signes-de-renvoi (particularly those inscribed by the copyist) rubricated.


non-European (likely Arab) laid paper with 20 laid lines in 25 mm. (vertical) and grouped chain lines (horizontal) of which are visible a set of 4 chain lines (10-13 mm between each), a set of 3 chain lines (8 mm. between each) and a single chain line 11 mm. from the bottom of the leaf (likely part of another group), with 21 mm. between the set of 4 and the set of 3 and 71 mm. between the group of 3 and the single line.


Semi-limp dark brown leather with red leather over spine and edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap though now lost) ; doublures in tan leather with tooled border ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped mandorla with pendants and tooled border ; originally sewn in white thread, two stations, though most threads are now lost ; in extremely poor condition with textblock coming undone and staining, abrasion and losses (mainly flap) to cover which is extremely small and likely was never attached to this textblock ; housed in box for protection.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas (paginated pp.1-2) -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (paginated pp.3-4) -- c. Slip with a note in English and Arabic "Should be beg. of كتاب مناقب الانصار" (paginated pp.23-24).

Former Shelfmarks:

From spine label, upper doublure and recto of opening leaf (p.5) "IL 234" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.457, copied by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad [?] al-Amāsī al-Ḥanafī with transcription of this volume finished 2 Jumādá II 791 [May 1389].

Ownership and History:

An explanation of the abbreviation symbols (their origin in al-Yūnaynī's manuscript, the chain of transmission/transmitters they represent, etc.) employed as signes-de-renvois throught out the text appears on the recto of fol.2 (p.7) ; Kabīkaj invocation appears on 'title page' (p.9) ; numerous collations marks and statements appear (see pp.53, 120, 128, 135, 366, 412, etc.) in name of the copyist and one Muḥammad al-Barakhtī [?] (see p.457).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Muḥammad al-Barakhtī,--collator.
05--محمد البرختي،--مقابل.


04 Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Amāsī, fl. 1389, scribe, collator. 04 احمد بن محمد الاماسي، ناسخ، مقابل.

Former Owner(s):

Yahuda, A. S., former owner.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 157-158Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,ii, 512

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Posted by evyn on September 9, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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