Isl. Ms. 451


Anhār al-jinān min manābīʻ āyāt al-Qurʼān,[1172, i.e. 1758].انهار الجنان من منابيع آيات القرآن,[1172ه, 1758م].


Çetecî Abdullah Paşa,d. 1760.چته جى عبد الله پاشا بن ابراهيم الجرمكى.

Place/Date of Production:



128 leaves :paper ;204 x 125 (148 x 60) mm.


Fine copy of a concordance by Çetecî Abdullah Paşa b. İbrahim el-Cermakî (ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ibrāhīm, d.1760) outlining various subjects addressed in the Qurʼān in tabular form ; preceded by preface and table elucidating the meaning of the abbreviation symbols employed (pp.8-9).

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on front flyleaf (p.5):انهار الجنان


Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Koran--Concordances--Early works to 1800.




Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter (preface) on p.8.


"الحمد لله الذي انزل على عبده الكتاب واتاه الحكمة وفصل الخطاب ... وبعد فيقول العبد الحقير عبد الله الوزير الشهير بچته جى ... لما احتجت الى وجدان ايات القرآن في اكثر الزمان سنح لخاطري الفاتر ان اجمع كتابا مع قلة البضاعة مشتملا على جداول في بيان مواضع الايات بطرح عزيب ووضع عجيب فلما يسر الله الاتمام سميته بانهار الجنان من منابيع آيات القرآن ..."


"يهدي به الله من اتبع و - - و مائدة"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "تم وكمل هذا الكتاب الشريف في رجب الفرد سنة احدى وسبعين ومائة والف من هجرة من له العز والشرف صلى الله عليه وسلم"


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Physical Details:

i, 3 V(30), V-1 (39), V (49), IV (57), 6 V(117), V+1 (128), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; quire numbering in the form of Hindu-Arabic numerals above letter ك in the upper outer corner of the opening recto of each quire from the second ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals (includes inserts and flyleaves).


Written in roughly 25 lines per page with written area divided to tabular format of 25 lines and 6 columns (passage of text, juzʼ, ḥizb, ʻushr, āyah and sūrah title).


Naskh ; elegant Ottoman hand in a narrow line ; mainly serifless (though occasional serif appears) with slight effect of tilt to the left, some elongation of horizontal strokes, curvilinear descenders (some sweeping), pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots ; Qurʼānic excerpts vocalized.


Simple headpiece (ʻunwān) at opening on p.8 consisting of two empty rectangular pieces surmounted by a double semi-circular piece set into a well, all in red rules ; keywords, section and table headings, abbreviation symbols (letters representing the juzʼ, ḥizb, ʻushr and āyah, explained in opening table on p.9), sūrah titles and notabilia (side-heads) rubricated ; written area and table within outlined in a red rule-border.


European laid paper with 10-11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25-27 mm. apart (horizontal), grapes (raison) surmounted by crown watermark (see p.16, 17, etc.), and several words including "LANGUEDOC" (p.36, 37, etc.) ; sturdy though fairly thin and transluscent, burnished, medium cream in color.


Pasteboards covered in block-stamped paper (repeating pattern of squares filled with rows of diamonds in contrasting black on dull yellow and red-orange on white, also lining fore edge flap and covering envelope flap) with red leather over spine, fore edge of upper board, and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted Europea laid paper (three crescents watermark visible) ; sewn in light pink thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in dark blue and yellow, quite good condition ; overall in fairly good condition with only minor abrasion, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From inscription on interior of upper cover and spine label "IL 26" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.261, transcription completed Rajab 1171 [March-April 1758].

Ownership and History:

On upper board lining, statement with the shahādah entered by Rustum [?] ibn ʻAbd Allāh and dated 1255 [1839 or 1840], reads "اودعت في هذه الصحيفة الشريفة كلمة اشهد ان لا اله الا الله واشهد ان محمد رسول الله كاتبه الفقير الى الله راجي العفو الحاج رستم [؟] ابن عبد الله المغفور له ولوالديه وللمسلمين ان شاء الله تعالى ۱۲٥٥ م" ; ownership statement on 'title page' (p.7) dated 1253 [1837 or 8] in name of one Fāris, reads "من فضل الله تعالى على عبده كاتبه الفقير فارس شيخ يشرفني تملكه سنه ۲٥٣" ; numerous notabilia (side-heads).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 328 ; S II 455

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Posted by evyn on September 29, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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