Isl. Ms. 23


[al-Juzʼ al-khāmis min Irshād al-sārī li-sharḥ Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī,17th century].[الجزء الخامس من إرشاد الساري لشرح صحيح البخاري,القرن 17م].


Qasṭallānī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad,1447 or 8-1517 or 18.قسطلاني، أحمد بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:



352 leaves :paper ;287 x 210 (217 x 131) mm.


Fine copy of an odd fifth volume of Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Qastallānī's exhaustive commentary on the Ṣaḥīḥ of al-Bukhārī, opening in Kitāb al-Maghāzī just before Bāb Ḥajj Abī Bakr bi-al-nās fī sanat tisʻ and ending abruptly in Kitāb Faḍāʼil al-Qurʼān, Bāb Taʻlīm al-ṣibyān al-Qurʼān.

Other Title(s):

Irshād al-sārīإرشاد الساريخامس من شرح البخاريEdge title (tail):خامس من القسطلاني


Hadith--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.
Hadith--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Bukhārī, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl,--810-870.--Jāmiʻ al-ṣaḥīḥ.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"ابن سعد من يشتري مني تمرا بجزر يوفيني الجزر ههنا واوفيه التمر بالمدينة"


"حدثنا ابو عوانة الوضاح عن ابن عبد الله اليشكري عن ابي بشر بكسر الموحدة وسكون المعجمة جعفر ابن ابي وحشية اياس اليشكري عن سعيد ابن جبير قال ان الذي"


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Physical Details:

I (2), 7 V(72), 3 IV(96), 2 V(116), IV (124), 22 V(344), IV (352) ; chiefly quinions with a few scattered quaternions ; opening single bifolium blank ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (drops twenty pages following p.689 with p.670).


Written in 33 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; bold, clear Egyptian or Yemeni [?] hand ; very slight effect of tilt to the left, occasionally more apparent ; mainly serifless though occasional right-sloping headserifs appear irregularly on free-standing alif, lām, etc. ; many open counters ; pointing in distinct dots, liberally spaced ; alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ and often mardūdah ; descenders tending toward rectilinear ; rightward descenders tapered ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred, with even final kāf bearing shaqq ; occasional free assimilation of some letters ; partially vocalized.


Section headings and text being commented upon (text of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī) rubricated (pp.362-367 lack rubrics) ; letters of section headings of elongated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.


European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 22 mm. apart (vertical), and crown star crescent watermark with 'A D' countermark ; thick and well-burnished to glossy ; some staining.


Both upper and lower covers lost, though spine remains intact ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; worked endbands in pink and lime green, intact ; overall in poor condition with covers lost, lifting and losses to spine leather, abrasion and staining of outermost leaves of textblock, etc. ; housed in box for protection.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 56. Hadith (Traditions) of Kastallani."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on opening leaf (p.1), "British Museum, London. No. 56. Hadith (Traditions) of Kastallani." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "73" in Western numerals on opening leaf (p.1) ; on blue-tinted paper once pasted on opening leaf and now at opening (p.5), a detailed waqf statement in the name of al-Sayyid ʻAbd Allāh Adīb (Abdullah Edip), known as Jannatʹzādah (Cennet-zade), qāḍī of Erzurum, accompanied by his seal, reads: "وقفت وقفا صحيحا شرعيا على ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب الملتصق بداري الا لعلماء سكنوا بارضروم بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير اليه عز شانه السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; occasional marginal corrections.

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 73 ; S II 79 ; I 158 ; S I 212

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Posted by evyn on October 26, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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