Isl. Ms. 560


Kitāb al-Tātārkhānīyah min Kitāb al-farāʼid,[1191, i.e. 1777].كتاب التاتارخانية من كتاب الفرائض,[1191ه، 1777م].


Ḥalabī, Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad,d. 1549 or 50حلبي، ابارهيم بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:



248 leaves :paper ;216 x 178 (165-170 x 95-110) mm.


Fine copy of an extract, perhaps that prepared by the famous Ḥanafī author Burhān al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad al-Ḥalabī (d.1549) listed in GAL as al-Fawāʼid al-muntakhabah min al-Fatāwá al-Tātārkhānīyah, from the compilation of legal decisions from various sources, al-Fatāwá al-Tātārkhānīyah.

Other Title(s):

Title from close (p.497):تاتارخان في الفرائض


Fatwas--Early works to 1800.
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.1).


"المسائل المتعلقة بالطهارة الحوض اذا كان مدورا فوقعت فيه النجاسة تعتبر فيه ثمانية واربعين ذراعا حتى ان ما دونه لا يجوز التوضي فيه ..."


"وقال ثبت للورثة ابتداء ويجوز ان يقال لا تورث عند ابي ح ويورث عندهما والولاء لا يورث بلا خلاف تاتارخان في الفرائض تم الكتاب وبالله التوفيق م م م م"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "تم الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب ... على يد الحقير الفقير ... السيد محمد بن الحاج زيني [زين الدين ؟] بن الحاج اسحاق الكلجي [الكرجي ؟] غفر الله له ولوالديه وللمؤمنين ولمن احسن اليهما وعلى روحهما الفاتحة م"


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Physical Details:

24 V(240), IV+1-1 (248) ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes some inserts).


Written in 17 to 23 lines per page.


Naskh ; fine Turkish [Crimean?] hand, varying slightly in size and thickness across sections ; partially seriffed with right-sloping head-serifs mainly on free-standing alif and lām al-taʻrīf, effect of tilt to the left, rounded with curvilinear descenders, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, point of final nūn set deep, almost encircled by bowl.


Keywords, section headings, titles of referenced works, and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red hāʼ, three dots, etc.


European laid paper mainly with 9 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart (horizontal), and "I" watermark (see p.150, etc.), quite dense and sturdy, well-burnished ; another type with 6 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart (horizontal), and "P S" mark visible (see p.452, 453, etc.) ; quire carrying pp.121-140 in a type with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart (horizontal), and scrollwork watermark (see p.130, 131, etc.).


Pasteboards covered in tan leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; doublures (board linings) in a pink decorative paper with block-printed floral design in blue, green and an iridescent bronze ; upper and lower covers carry stamped (with onlays) mandorla and pendants (filled with symmetrical vegetal composition), as well as tooled border ; sewn in red-orange thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in yellow and cream, fairly good condition ; overall in somewhat fair condition though with significant staining, some abrasion, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Two inventory cataloguing slips in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- c. Note with accounts (paginated pp.203-204).

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover, 'title page' (p.1) and spine label "IL 37" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.497 and statement on p.498, copied by al-Sayyid Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥājj Zaynī [Zayn al-Dīn ?] ibn al-Ḥājj Isḥāq al-Kalajī [al-Karajī ?] (Mehmet b. Zeyni b. İshak el-Keleci [Keleçi ?]) in Mārdīn (Mardin). Dated statement following patronage statement on p.498 indicates copy was completed 18 Rabīʻ II 1191 [ca. 26 May 1777].

Ownership and History:

Patronage statement ("برسم حضرت مولانا ... مولا ... ابن حضرة سندنا ومولانا ... المولي ... ابي السعادات...") at close on p.498 dated 18 Rabīʻ II 1191 [ca. 26 May 1777], name of patron unclear (several lacunae) ; also on p.498, statements in a different hand (not that of the copyist) repeating the date and identifying the copyist (with name variants, Zayn al-Dīn rather than Zaynī and al-Karajī rather than al-Kalajī) and place of copying, e.g. "كتبه الفقير الحقير صاحب الذنب والتقصير السيد محمد بن الحاج زين الدين بن الحاج اسحاق الكرجي في ماردين عفي عنه" ; occasional marginal corrections and notabilia.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--ʻĀlim ibn ʻAlāʼ,--d. 1384 or 5.--Fatāwá al-Tātārkhānīyah.--Selections.
04--عالم بن علاء.--فتاوى التاتارخانية.--مختارات.


05 Muḥammad ibn Zaynī ibn Isḥāq al-Kalajī, fl. 1777, scribe. 05 محمد بن زيني بن اسحاق الكلجي، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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Related Works:

Fatāwá al-Tātārkhānīyah.مختارات.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 432 (no. 4) ; S II 643Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,ii 90, no. 2039

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Posted by evyn on October 6, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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