Isl. Ms. 663


Muhimmāt Kamāl Pāshā maʻa Badr al-wāʻiẓīn,[ca. 1087, i.e. 1677].مهمات كمال پاشا مع بدر الواعظين,[ح 1087ه، 1677م].


Kemalpaşazade,1468 or 9-1534.ابن كمال باشا.

Place/Date of Production:

[ca. 1677].


206 leaves :paper ;205 x 140 (150-160 x 67) mm.


Fine copy of the collection of legal decisions by Kemalpaşazade (d.1534) followed by Badr al-wāʻiẓīn wa-dhukhr al-ʻābidīn, occasionally attributed to Firişteoğlu (Firiştezade) ʻAbd al-Laṭīf ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz al-shahīr bi-Ibn Malak, but more likely by his son Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Laṭīf Ibn Malak al-Rūmī. Contents listing on upper board lining.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):مهمات كمال پاشا مع بدر الواعظينTitle in Ḥājjī Khalīfah:Muhimmāt fī furūʻمهمات في فروعTitle in GAL:Muhimmāt al-muftīمهمات المفتيMuhimmāt al-fatāwáمهمات الفتاوىTitle from inscription on upper board lining:مهمات ابن كمال باشاذخر العابدينDhukhr al-ʻābidīn


Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. composite codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).


[Muhimmāt al-muftī] "كتاب الطهارة الطهارة في اللغة النظافة وفي الشريعة النظافة عن النجاسات ..." ; [Badr al-wāʻiẓīn wa-dhukhr al-ʻābidīn] "المجلس الاول في الايمان قال الله تعالى الله ولي الذين امنوا يخرجهم من الظلمات الى النور والذين كفروا اولياؤهم الطاغوت يخرجهم من النور الى الظلمات اولئك اصحاب النار هم فيها خالدون ايها المؤمنون والعارفون فاختاروا بين الوليين ..."


[Muhimmāt al-muftī] "فانتقل فعل الابن اليه كما ... ولو استاجر نجارا ليسقط جواره على قارعة الطريق" ; [Badr al-wāʻiẓīn wa-dhukhr al-ʻābidīn] "فكيف لا تزال عند ذكر من هو شفيع المذنبين من امته ما دون من ربه للشعاعة وما هو الما فخر القيامة"


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "تم الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب حرره الحقير الفقير المذنب المحتاج الى رحمة الله تعالى مصطفى بن محمد غفر الله له وجعل الجنة مثواه تحريرا في اواخر شهر ذي القعدة الشريفة لسنة سبع وثمانين والف م"


Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!


1. p.2-p.292 : [Muhimmāt al-muftī] / Kemalpaşazade.
2. p.293 : ['title page' for second work, originally left blank, now carries assorted excerpts].
2. p.294-p.414 : [Badr al-wāʻiẓīn wa-dhukhr al-ʻābidīn] / Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Laṭīf Ibn Malak al-Rūmī.

Physical Details:

13 V(130), III+1 (137), IV (145), 5 V(195), V+1 (206) ; Chiefly quinions ; first work lacks catchwords but in second work last word of final line on the verso of each leaf is usually repeated at the beginning of the first line on the following recto ; foliation in red ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, distinct for each work ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 29 and 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Nastaʻlīq (talik) and naskh ; two elegant hands ; opening work in nastaʻlīq (talik), at least two hands, both compact and elongated in the vertical, virtually serifless with effect of words descending to baseline and of tilt to the left ; following work in a fine naskh, serifless with effect of tilt to the left, slight effect of words descending to baseline, curvilinear descenders, pointing in strokes or conjoined dots, free assimilation of letters, slight contrast in thickness between horizontal and vertical strokes.


Section headings, keywords and some abbreviation symbols (mainly two-teeth stroke over keywords) rubricated.


European laid paper of two main types ; opening work (through p.292) mainly on a type with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25-27 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of scrollwork / arms with three bars (see p.20, 30, 31, etc. and compare Armoiries (16) - A. Indéterminées nos.1-8 dated 1673-1717 in Velkov, Les Filigranes dans les documents Ottomans), well-burnished to glossy, medium cream in color, fairly thin and crisp though sturdy ; final work (from p.293) mainly on a type with 6 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 29 mm. apart (horizontal), and three crescents watermark (85 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see p.302, 303, etc.).


Pasteboards covered in once marbled paper with dark red-brown leather over spine and edges/turn-ins (as well as now lost fore edge flap, likely, framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap, now lost) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; sewn in light cream thread, two stations ; traces of worked headband remain ; overall in somewhat poor condition with loss of flap, significant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of paper and leather, delamination of boards, etc. ; repair to spine in red leather.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- c. Insert carrying notes (paginated pp.183-184).

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover, "IL 375" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.414, transcription of second work completed in the latter part of Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1087 [February 1677] by Muṣṭafá ibn Muḥammad. Opening work lacks colophon, but likely completed around the same time or slightly later (late 17th century to early 18th century).

Ownership and History:

Account inscriptions on upper board lining ; extensive glosses ; occasional marginal corrections and notabilia (side-heads), some rubricated.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

07--Ibn Malak, Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Laṭīf,--14th/15th cent.--Badr al-wāʻiẓīn wa-dhukhr al-ʻābidīn.
07--ابن ملك، محمد بن عبد اللطيف.--بدر الواعظين وذخر العابدين.
ذخر العابدينDhukhr al-ʻābidīn


09 Muṣṭafā ibn Muḥammad, fl. 1677, scribe. 09 مصطفى بن محمد, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 450 ff. (no.45)Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II 315-16Akün, Ömer Faruk. "Firishte-oghlu."EI2, vol.II, p. 923, col.2Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iv 280Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,ii 29Velkov, Asparouh. Les Filigranes dans les documents Ottomans: divers types d’images. Sofia: Éditions "Texte - A. Trayanov", 2005.

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

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