Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 558

Title:

Dhakhīrat al-ʻuqbá fī sharḥ Ṣadr al-Sharīʻah al-ʻUẓmah,[1124, i.e. 1712].ذخيرة العقبى في شرح صدر الشريعة العظمة,[1124ه، 1712م].

Author:

Akhī Chalabī, Yūsuf ibn Junayd,d. ca. 1497.أخي چلبي، يوسف بن جنيد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1712].

Size:

324 leaves :paper ;214 x 160 (160 x 95) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of the gloss by Yūsuf ibn Junayd Akhī Chelebī (Ahi Çelebî) on Sharḥ al-Wiqāyah by Ṣadr al-Sharīʻah al-Aṣghar (al-Thānī) ʻUbayd Allāh ibn Masʻūd al-Maḥbūbī, itself a commentary on Wiqāyat al-riwāyah fī masāʼil al-Hidāyah by Maḥmūd ibn Ṣadr al-Sharīʻah al-Maḥbūbī, an epitome on the celebrated work of Ḥanafī fiqh, al-Hidāyah by ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr al-Marghīnānī. (see Isl. Ms. 86 and Isl. Ms. 97 for other ms. copies of this work). Preceded by an excerpt of a gloss upon a commentary on Sūrat al-Qadr (pp.1-8) and followed by table of contents (pp.646-648), closing excerpt (p.649), and authorial colophon in different hand (pp.650-651).

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):حاشية على صدر الشريعةTitle from on 'title page' (p.9):اخى چلبي على صدر الشريعه

Subject(s):

Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Maḥbūbī, ʻUbayd Allāh ibn Masʻūd,--d. 1346 or 7.--Sharḥ al-Wiqāyah.
Burhān al-Sharīʻah, Maḥmūd ibn ʻUbayd Allāh,--d. 1274 or 5.--Wiqāyat al-riwāyah.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter on p.12.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي شرح صدر الشريعة الغراء ... وبعد فان تكميل النفوس الانسانية بالفضائل القدسية و تحليتها بالخصائل الانسية... فشرعت فيها ثانيا بعد ايابي من تلك الاراضي المقدسة ... وسميتها بذخيرة العقبى في شرح صدر الشريعة العظمى..."

Explicit:

"وان لم يمتد اعتقاله او لم يعلم اشاراته لم يكن حكمه حكم الاخرين فلا يعتبر اشارته و كتابته تم الكتاب بعون الملك الوهاب"

Colophon:

"Scribal," triangular, reads "سوده [الحرف الاخير مشطوب] الحقير [كذا] هذه الاوراق في سنة اربع وعشرين ومائة والف السبع في شهر رجب المرجب في نصفه يوم پنجشنبه قرب غروب الشمس"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.1-p.8 : [gloss upon a commentary on Sūrat al-Qadr].
2. p.9-p.645 : Dhakhīrat al-ʻuqbá fī sharḥ Ṣadr al-Sharīʻah al-ʻUẓmah / Akhī Chalabī.
3. p.646-p.648 : [table of contents].
4. p.649 : [excerpt].
5. p.650-p.651 : [authorial colophon].
6. p.652 : [listing of notabilia].
7. p.653-p.654 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

I (2), 32 V(322), I (324) ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes some inserts and mistakenly skips ahead from p.275 to p.277 and from p.277 to p.279).

Layout:

Written mainly in 21 lines per page ; opening excerpt in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; mainly a fine, compact Turkish hand ; partially but irregularly serifed with right-sloping head-serifs on free-standing alif and other ascender letters, effect of tilt to the left, occasional effect of words descending to baseline, curvilinear descenders with some sweeping, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, freely ligatured with assimilation of initial alif with following lām, dot of final nūn with bowl, etc. ; hand changes at p.629, from there to p.649 text supplied in a nastaʻlīq (talik), sans serif with effect of tilt to the right ; final two leaves of the text in still a different naskh ; opening excerpt in a naskh with some influence of nastaʻlīq (talik), a clear Turkish hand, virtually serifless with effect of words descending to baseline (occasionally more exaggerated) and tilt to the left, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, freely ligatured.

Decoration:

Keywords, section headings, and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; overlining in red ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.

Support:

European laid paper with 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), watermarks including three crescents (81 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see p.12, 17, etc.) and crown-star-crescent (76 mm. tall, see p.10, 19, etc.), and countermark of "V G" under trefoil (see p.12) ; light cream in color, sturdy and well-burnished to glossy.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark red leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped central mandorla filled with vegetal composition (compare Déroche class. OAi) ; design continues on envelope flap ; sewn in dull pink or light brown thread, two stations ; endbands virtually gone, though traces of headband remain ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, lifting of leather, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas -- c. Two inserts carrying notes (paginated pp.281-82 and pp.633-34).

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and fore edge flap, "IL 133" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.645, transcription completed 7 Rajab 1124 [August 1712].

Ownership and History:

Several former owners' marks on recto of opening added leaf (p.1) including oval seal impression, effaced statement dated 1168 [1754 or 5], statement in name of Hüseyin Ömer Paşazade (حسين عمر باشا زاده), statement dated 1201 [1786 or 7] in name of Osman, müftü in Diyarbakır (آمد) and son of Ebubekir Efendi, Kuçuk Ahmetzade (d.1776, see Osmanlı müellifleri vol.2, p.311), accompanied by his oval seal impression (compare statement in Isl. Ms. 540), reads "من كتب الفقير اليه عز شانه عثمان المفتى بامد ابن ابو بكر افندى كوجوك احمد زاده عفى عنه ١٢٠١" ; kabīkaj invocation on 'title page' (p.9) (يا كبيكج) ; also on 'title page' (p.9) an inscription listing death date for the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud I (28 Ṣafar 1168 [December 1754]) ; extensive marginal and interlinear glosses ; occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

05 Hüseyin Ömer Paşazade, former owner. 06 Osman bin Kuçuk Ahmetzade Ebubekir Efendi, fl. 1786, former owner. 05 حسين عمر پاشا، مالك سابق. 06 عثمان بن كوجك احمد زاده ابو بكر افندى، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 376 ; II 227 ; S II 318Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iii 327 ; vi 460

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

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