Isl. Ms. 563


Kitāb ʻUyūn al-madhāhib al-Kāmilī,[16th century?].كتاب عيون المذاهب الكاملي,[القرن 16م؟].


Kākī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,d. 1348 or 9.كاكي, محمد بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:



177 leaves :paper ;203 x 152 (115 x 83) mm.


Elegant copy of the treatise on the four orthodox schools of law by Qiwām al-Dīn (Qawām al-Dīn) Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Khujandī al-Sanjārī al-Kākī (d.1348 or 9). Attributed on tail edge inscription and 'title page' (p.3) to Jalāl al-Dīn al-Khabbāzī, apparently the author of a commentary on this work (see GAL, S II 268, cmt. a).

Other Title(s):

ʻUyūn al-madhāhib al-Kāmilīعيون المذاهب الكامليEdge title (tail):عيون المذاهب للخبازيكاملي على المذاهب الاربعةكاملي في فروع المذاهب الاربعةعيون المذاهب الاربعة


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




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.3) and opening matter on p.5.


"الحمد لله باسط الارض ورافع السماء وباعث الرسل والانبياء ... وبعد فاني لما رأيت علم الفقه اعظم العلوم واحوجها في كيفية سلوك المنهج القويم والصراط المستقيم اردت ان اجمع فيه مختصرا في المذاهب الاربعة ... وسميته عيون المذاهب الكاملي ..."


"فذحبوه فيما ميتة هي لاقل تحري واكل في الاختيار تمت بحمد الله وحسن توفيقه والحمد لله رب العالمين آمين"


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Physical Details:

IV-2+2 (8), 5 IV(48), III (54), 15 IV(174), I+1 (177), i ; chiefly quaternions ; opening leaf replaced ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (skips two pages between pp.323-324).


Written in 11 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; elegant Turkish hand, initially (through about p.19) fairly large and freely ligatured ; elsewhere more compact, partially seriffed with dramatic left-sloping head-serif mainly on lām of definite article, effect of tilt to the left, slight effect of words descending to baseline, curvilinear descenders, pointing in distinct dots, point of final nūn set deep in bowl ; opening replacement leaf in still another hand.


Keywords and section headings rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.


European laid paper ; mainly with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 29 mm. apart (horizontal), and anchor in circle watermark (two line, star above, see p.114, 120, etc.), medium cream in color, sturdy and well-burnished to glossy ; toward close, another type with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 32-34 mm. apart (horizontal), and tower or column with cross above (reminiscent of a chess piece) watermark (see p.334, 343, etc.).


Pasteboards covered in dark brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; doublures in light brown leather ; hinges in yellow, gold-flecked paper ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped mandorla (filled with symmetrical vegetal composition, similar to Déroche OSd 4) and pendants, along with tooled border (now largely covered by repairs) ; sewn in lavender thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in lime green and lavender, fairly good condition ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, lifting and losses of leather, delamination of boards (especially in upper cover, revealing use of manuscript 'waste' in pasteboards), upper cover detaching at spine, etc. ; repairs in various leathers ; housed in box for protection.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and fore edge flap label "IL 257" (likely supplied by Yahuda see acquisitions slip).


Lacks dated colophon ; paper, etc. suggests 16th century.

Ownership and History:

Virtually illegible inscription on head edge appears to include ownership statement ; fairly clean copy though table of contents appears on recto of front flyleaf (p.1) and a few excerpts (including entry from Kashf al-ẓunūn on front flyleaf verso/p.2) at opening.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 198 ; S II 268Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iv, 292

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

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