Isl. Ms. 671


Mufti-yi zemân Hoca Çelebi Ebussuud hazretlerinin risale-yi mübarekesi,[1017, i.e. 1608].مفتئ زمان خواجه چلبى ابو السعود حضرتلرينك رساله مباركه سى,[1017ه، 1608م]


Abū al-Saʻūd Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,1492 or 3-1574 or 5.ابو السعود محمد بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:



36 leaves :paper ;210 x 139 (135 x 75) mm


Elegant copy of brief treatise attributed to Abū al-Suʻūd al-ʻImādī (Hoca Çelebi, Mehmet Ebussuud [Ebusuud, Ebu's-suûd] Efendi, d.1574).

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on upper board lining:رسالة خواجه چلبى ابي السعودHoca Çelebi mübarek risalesiHoca Çelebi risalesiMuftü-yü zemân Hoca Çelebi Ebussuud hazretlerinin risale-yi mübarekesi


Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.


Ottoman Turkish.


Ms. codex.
Title from heading at opening on p.2.


"حمد وسباس وستايش بى قياس اول سامع الاصوات ومجيب الدعوات حضرتنه اولسون كم انك رحمت عميمه سى جميع عباده حاصل ونعمت جسيمه سى مطيع واهل عناده واصل در ..."


"كمسه باباسنوك واناسنوك حقلرينى اوده مش كبى اولور وعهدلرندن قورتلمش اولور"


"Scribal," reads "تمت الرساله بحمد الله وعونه وحسن توفيقه في اواخر شهر رجب من شهور سنه سبعة عشر والف على يد الراجى عفو ربه محمد كمال الدين بن الكيال عفى عنه"


At the request of the grand vezir Ali Paşa (see heading at opening on p.2) "مفتئ زمان خواجه چلبى ابو السعود حضرتلرينك رساله مباركه سيدر كه مرحوم وزير اعظم على پاشا يسر الله له في الدارين ما يشا التماس ايدوب اكا ارسال ايتدوكيدر"


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Physical Details:

3 V (30), V-4 (36) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 13 lines per page.


Naskh ; elegant Ottoman hand ; partially but irregularly seriffed with small right-sloping head-serif on occasional lām or joined alif, effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, mainly bold sweeping shaqq on kāf but occasionally represented by vertical stroke with miniature kāf seated above it, pointing in distinct dots.


Headings and keywords rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.


non-European (likely Persian or Indian) laid paper with 8-9 laid lines per cm. (vertical, fairly indistinct) and no chain lines visible, dense and sturdy, well-burnished ; some staining and tide lines, nibbled around edges.


Pasteboards covered in shell marbled paper (mainly in blue and red) with red leather over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted wove paper ; sewn in white thread, two stations ; overall in fair condition with abrasion, lifting and losses of paper,lower board partially split, detaching at spine, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas.

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and label on lower cover, "IL 137" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.72, copied by Muḥammad Kamāl al-Dīn Ibn al-Kayyāl (Mehmet Kemalettin İbnül Keyyâl) with transcription completed in latter Rajab 1017 [November 1608].

Ownership and History:

Numerous glosses (mainly by the author, "minhīyāt" marked "منه رحمه الله") ; occasional notabilia (side-heads), some rubricated.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 Muḥammad Kamāl al-Dīn Ibn al-Kayyāl, fl. 1608, scribe. 05 محمد كمال الدين ابن الكيال, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II 651 ; II 438-9

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Posted by evyn on October 20, 2010
Tags: Fully Catalogued, Turkish MSS, Yahuda Collection

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