Isl. Ms. 554


[Kitāb al-ghaṣb maʻa Kitāb al-jināyah,955, i.e. 1548].[كتاب الغصب مع كتاب الجناية,955ه، 1548م].


Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān al-ʻAllāmī al-Ḥanafī.احمد بن محمد بن سليمان العلامي الحنفي.

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62 leaves :paper ;174 x 139 (105 x 90) mm.


Clear copy of two legal works, the first on illegal appropriation or use of rights of another (ghaṣb) and the second on crime (jināyah) by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān al-ʻAllāmī al-Ḥanafī.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):فتاواى كتاب الغصب مع جناياتKitāb al-jināyah


Islamic law--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Breach of contract (Islamic law)--Early works to 1800.
Acquisition of property (Islamic law)--Early works to 1800.
Torts (Islamic law)--Early works to 1800.
Criminal law (Islamic law)--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from 'title pages' on p.3 and p.67.


[Kitāb al-ghaṣb] "كتاب الغصب وهو محرم بالاجماع ياثم به ان علم ان ما اخذه لغيره ..." ; [Kitāb al-jināyah] "كتاب الجناية وفيه فصول الاول فيما يضمن بارسال الدابة وادخالها وربطها ..."


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"Scribal," triangular, reads "نجز كتاب الغصب للامام العالم العلامة احمد بن محمد بن سليمان العلامي الحنفي رحمه الله تعالى ويليه كتاب الجناية للمؤلف ايضا بتاريخ يوم الخميس سابع عشري شهر الله المحرم الحرام سنة خمس وخمسين وتسعمائة احسن الله تعالى عاقبها امين"


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1. p.3-p.63 : Kitāb al-ghaṣb / Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān al-ʻAllāmī al-Ḥanafī.
2. p.64 : [blank].
3. p. 67-p.125 : Kitāb al-jināyah / Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Sulaymān al-ʻAllāmī al-Ḥanafī.

Physical Details:

i, 6 V(60), I+1 (63), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes scrap with notes and some flyleaves).


Written in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; large, clear 'Syrian' hand in a medium to bold line ; virtually serifless with slight effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, many closed counters, pointing mainly in distinct dots, kāf mashqūqah preferred (even final kāf) with hooked serif on shaqq.


Section headings, keywords and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs, inverted commas, hāʼ, etc.


non-European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical, fairly straight and distinct), chain lines grouped in threes with 11-15 mm. between chains and 26-34 mm. between groups (vertical) ; fairly thin and transluscent, lightly sized and burnished, many inclusions ; staining and tide lines.


Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (in dark blue, green, white, etc.) with dark red leather over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted European laid paper ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in lavender and yellow, in fairly good condition ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, lifting and losses of paper, minor delamination of boards at corners, staining, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Inventory cataloguing slip (on recycled card) in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- c. Scrap with notes, etc. (see pp.65-66).

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and spine label "IL 258a2" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.63, transcription of first work (with second word to follow) completed 27 Muḥarram 955 [March 1548].

Ownership and History:

Ownership statements on front flyleaf, one in name of ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻAlī (عبد الوهاب بن عبد الرحمن بن علي) another dated 970 [1562 or 3] in name of ʻAlī ibn Amr Allāh ibn Muḥammad (علي بن امر الله بن محمد) ; ownership (purchase) statement on 'title page' (p.3) for Kitāb al-ghaṣb in name of Yaḥyá ibn Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm ibn al-Ḥājj Ṣāliḥ ibn Dalī [?] Ibrāhīm al-Basnawī (Yahya bin Mehmet bin İbrahim bin Salih bin Deli İbrahim Bosnevî, يحيى بن محمد بن ابراهيم بن الحاج صالح بن دلي [؟] ابراهيم البسنوي) indicating that he purchased the book in Sarejevo (سراى) for one riyāl in 1215 [1800 or 1] ; hexagonal seal imression in margin of p.10 ; occasional marginal corrections, glosses and notabilia (some rubricated).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

Kitāb al-jināyah


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Former Owner(s):

04 ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān, fl. 1562, former owner. 05 Yahya bin Mehmet Bosnevî, fl. 1800, former owner. 04 عبد الوهاب بن عبد الرحمن، مالك سابق. 05 يحيى بن محمد البسنوى، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II 949

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

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