Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 560

Title:

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

Author:

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

Place/Date of Production:

[Mardin,1777].

Size:

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

Summary:

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

Subject(s):

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

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).

Incipit:

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

Explicit:

"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"

Colophon:

"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"

Dedication:

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Contents:

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Physical Details:
Collation:

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

Layout:

Written in 17 to 23 lines per page.

Script:

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.

Decoration:

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

Support:

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.).

Binding:

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).

Origin:

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.

Scribe(s):

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

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Related Works:

Fatāwá al-Tātārkhānīyah.مختارات.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

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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