Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 1002

Title:

Hādhā Kitāb Kunūz al-ḥaqāʼiq fī ḥadīth Khayr al-khalāʼiq,[1273, i.e. 1857].هذا كتاب كنوز الحقائق في حديث خير الخلائق,[1273ه، 1857م].

Author:

Munāwī, ʿAbd al-Raʼūf ibn Tāj al-ʻĀrifīn,d. 1621.عبد الرؤوف بن تاج العارفين المناوي.

Place/Date of Production:

[1857].

Size:

104 leaves :paper ;235 x 165 (175 x 110) mm. bound to 245 x 173 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of a compilation of 10,000 ḥadīth from the major collections assembled by ʻAbd al-Raʼūf ibn Tāj al-ʻĀrifīn al-Munāwī (d.1621).

Other Title(s):

Kunūz al-ḥaqāʼiq fī Ḥadīth Khayr al-khalāʼiqكنوز الحقائق في حديث خير الخلائقTitle from opening matter on p.2:كنوز الحقائق في حديث خير الخلائقكنوز الحقائق

Subject(s):

Hadith--Indexes--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

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

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي كسى اهل الحديث رداء الشرف في كل اقليم ورفع شأنهم واعلى ذكرهم في كل حديث وقديم ... وبعد فيقول العبد الفقير القائم على قدم التقصير عبد الرؤوف المناوي هذا كتاب عجاب من تأمله رحلت عليه المسرة من كل باب جمعت فيه زهاء عشرة الاف حديث في عشرة كراريس كل كراس الف حديث في كل ورقة مائة حديث تقرأ بالعرض على العادة وفي نصف العرض بالطول ومن اعلى الى الاسفل ومن اسفل الى اعلى كل نصف مسطر مستقل بنفسه ورتبته على حروف المعجم ليسهل تناوله على العرب والعجم ... وسميته كنوز الحقائق في حديث خير الخلائق ..."

Explicit:

"اليوم الموعود يوم القيامة ت اليوم انتقصت العرب ملك العجم خ وهذا اوان الفراغ من اعادة نظم غرره واجادة استحكام نسج نقوش درره بحمد الله وعونه وحسن توفيقه والله الموفق للصواب واليه المرجع والمآب وحسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العظيم وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم"

Colophon:

"Scribal," mainly triangular, reads "هذا وقد وجدت النسخة التي نقلت منها زائدة على عشرة كراريس وسبب الزيادة ان الكتاب ربما كتب حديثا في سطر واحد مع ان غرض المؤلف ليس كذلك ولا سيما التراجم التي للحروف فانها اخذت نحو ورقة وبالجملة لو تحري الكاتب كتابة كل حديثين في سطر كما نيه عليه المؤلف اول الكتاب لم تزد النسخة على عشرة كراريس الا التراجم ونصف ورقة في الاول ونصف ورقة في الاخر هذا ووافق فراغ نسخه ليلة الخميس لست ليالي بقين من شهر جمادى الاخر او سبعة منه سنة الف ومائتين وثلاث وسبعين من الهجرة النبوية على صاحبها افضل الصلاة والسلام على يد افقر العباد واحوجهم لعفوه علي البتنوني المالكي عفي عنه بمنه وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم كمل الكتاب تكاملت ..."

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 4 V(40), VI (52), 4 V(92), VI (104), i ; quinions alternating with senions in a regular pattern exemplary of the deliberation of the copyist who describes the discrepancy in number of quires between his copy and the exemplar from which he copied (i.e. the exemplar had ten additional quires due to that copyist not including two ḥadīth per line) in a note in the colophon (see p.207) ; quire numbering in the form of Hindu-Arabic numerals under letter kāf in upper outer corner of recto of opening leaf of each quire ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written mainly in 25 lines per page divided to two columns (a layout which the copyist took to be intended by the author, see note in colophon on p.207) ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; compact, somewhat angular Egyptian hand in a medium line ; partially though irregularly seriffed with right-sloping head-serif on occasional alif, effect of tilt to the left, slight effect of words descending to baseline, closed and open counters, pointing mainly in distinct dots (though three dots often represented by stroke looking like inverted comma), alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ, kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred.

Decoration:

Headings, keywords and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of inverted commas in red.

Support:

European (specifically Venetian made by the Galvani firm) laid paper with 7-8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 30 mm. apart (horizontal), watermark of crescent with face (human profile) in shield (see pp.4, 96, 208, etc. and compare Walz, The Paper trade of Egypt and the Sudan, 88-9) and countermark of "V G" (see pp.2, 22, 92, 206, etc.), quite sturdy, cream in color, well-burnished ; some cockling and staining.

Binding:

Boards covered in black cloth with black leather over spine (quarter binding) ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in pink and green ; spine gold-stamped with title and decorative accents over raised bands "كنوز الحقائق" ; sewn in white thread, five stations ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 151

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.207, copied by ʻAlī al-Batanūnī al-Mālikī with transcription completed 24 Jumādá II 1273 [ca. 19 February 1857].

Ownership and History:

On upper pastedown label with ex libris of James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974), stamped with inventory number, "Ex Libris | J. Heyworth-Dunne | D. Lit. (London) | No. 8584" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; scribal verses following colophon on p.207, begin with "كمل الكتاب تكاملت ..." ; occasional glosses and many marginal corrections with signes de renvoi in the hand of the copyist.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 ʻAlī al-Batanūnī al-Mālikī, fl. 1857, scribe. 05 علي البتنوني المالكي، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Heyworth-Dunne, J. (James), former owner.

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 305 ff. ; S II 417Hamdan, Abdelhamid Saleh. " al-Munāwī." In EI2Walz, Terence. "The Paper trade of Egypt and the Sudan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its re-export to the Bilad as-Sudan." In The Trans-Saharan book trade: manuscript culture, Arabic literacy, and intellectual history in Muslim Africa. Graziano Krätli and Ghislaine Lydon, Eds. (Leiden : Brill, 2011):73-108.

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Posted by evyn on October 6, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Heyworth-Dunne Collection

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