Isl. Ms. 572


[Sharḥ al-Farāʼiḍ al-Sirājīyah,1011, i.e. 1602 or 1603].[شرح الفرائض السراجية,1011ه، 1602 او 1603م].


Jurjānī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad,al-Sayyid al-Sharīf,1340-1413.جرجاني، علي بن محمد،السيد الشريف.

Place/Date of Production:

[1602 or 1603].


130 leaves :paper ;210 x 153 (135 x 65) mm.


Clear copy of the commentary by ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Jurjānī, al-Sayyid al-Sharīf, (d.1413) on the celebrated work on the law of inheritance by Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Sajāwandī (fl. 12th cent.).

Other Title(s):

Farāʼiḍ al-Sharīfīyahفرائض الشريفيةSharīfīyah sharḥ al-SirājīyahTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):الفرائض السراجية


Inheritance and succession (Islamic law)--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Sajāwandī, Sirāj al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--12th cent.--Farāʼiḍ al-Sirājīyah.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله على خير خلقه محمد واله اجمعين قال الشيخ الامام سراج الملة والدين محمد بن عبد الرشيد السجاوندي نوره الله مرقده بعد ما تيمن بالتسمية الحمد لله حمد الشاكرين والصلوة على خير البرية ... تعلمو الفرائض وعلموها الناس فانها نصف العلم هكذا رواية الفقهاء فالفرائض جمع فريضة وهي ما قدر من السهام في الميراث وانما جعل العلم بها نصف العلم اما لاختصاصها باحدى حالتي الانسان ..."


"وقد اجتمع لام كل منهما عشرون ولبنت ستون ولمولاه عشرون [عشرة] والله اعلم بالصواب"


"Scribal," reads "تمت الكتاب بعون الله تعالى وحسن توفيقه قد وقع فراغ هذه النسخة المباركة على يد اضعف عباد الله واحقره المحتاج الى رحمته سنة عشر واحدى والف"


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Physical Details:

13 V(130) ; exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (mistakenly skips two pages between p.29 and p.30).


Written in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; elegant Turkish hand ; virtually serifless with marked tilt to the right, only very slight effect of words descending to baseline, elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, free assimilation of letters.


Keywords and section headings rubricated ; overlining in red ; written area of opening quires (i.e. from opening through p.83) surrounded by red rule-border.


European laid paper of perhaps several types ; one type with 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25-28 mm. apart (horizontal), and anchor in circle watermark (see p.48, 49 ,et c.) ; another type with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart (horizontal), and odd mark (possibly crustacean, scorpion or eagle, see p.42, 56, 130, etc.) ; staining and tide lines ; mends (to cover holes) in leaves carrying pp.113-128.


Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (in yellow, dark blue, green etc.) with dark red leather over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; sewn in blue thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in blue and cream (or light yellow), fairly good condition ; overall in somewhat poor condition with much abrasion and staining, lifting and losses of paper and leather, delamination of boards, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and spine label "IL 268" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.258, transcription completed 1011 [1602 or 3].

Ownership and History:

Former owners' marks on repaired 'title page' (p.1) include a few statements in Turkish (nearly effaced) and kabīkaj invocation (also partially effaced) reads "يا كبيكج" ; occasional glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 378-379

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

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