Isl. Ms. 601


Kitāb Manāqib al-Imām al-Shāfiʻī,[836, i.e. 1433].كتاب مناقب الامام الشافعي,[836ه، 1433م].


Ibn Qāḍī Shuhbah, Abū Bakr ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad,1377-1448.ابن قاضي شهبه، ابو بكر بن احمد بن محمد.

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22 leaves :paper ;260 x 175 (200 x 130) mm. bound to


Fine copy of the biographical work by Abū Bakr ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ʻUmar ibn Muḥammad ibn Qāḍī Shuhbah al-Shāfiʻī (d.1448) drawn from the work of al-Dhahabī, Ibn ʻAsākir, etc. on the life of al-Imām Abū ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Idrīs al-Shāfiʻī (d. 820), the eponym of the Shāfiʻī school (madhhab).

Other Title(s):

Manāqib al-Imām al-Shāfiʻīمناقب الامام الشافعيTitle from close on p.43:مناقب الامام الشافعي


Shafiites--Biography--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Shāfiʻī, Muḥammad ibn Idrīs,--767 or 8-820--Biography.




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


"الحمد لله رب العالمين واشهد ان لا اله الا الله الملك الحق المبين ... اما بعد فهذا كتاب اذكر فيه ترجمة الامام ابي عبد الله محمد بن ادريس الشافعي ..."


"قلت ما تقول في موطا مالك بن انس قال اكتبوه وهذا اخر ماردناه [ما اردناه] من مناقب الامام الشاعفي على ما ذكره الحافظ ابو عبد الله الذهبي وجميع ما ذكره هو وزدنا عليه شئيا يسيرا بالنسبة الى ما ذكر في منافيه والى ما ذكر من محاسنه ومناقبه في التواريخ كتاريخ ابي القاسم بن عساكر وابي بكر الخطيب ... وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد واله واصحابه وعترته اجمعين"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "وكان الفراغ منه صبيحة يوم السبت رابع عشر شعبان المبارك من شهور سنة ست وثلثين وثمانمائة احسن الله خاتمها ... على يد اضعف خلق الله تعالى واحوجهم الى عفوه وكرمه احمد بن عبد الرحيم بن عبد الله بن فضل الله الجوادي الشافعي ..."


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Physical Details:

IV+1 (9), IV+1 (18), II (22) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 25 lines per page ; frame-ruled (misṭarah used).


Naskh ; Mamlūk-era 'Syrian' or Egyptian hand ; virtually sans serif, with alifs tapering at the bottom, mainly closed counters are mostly closed , somewhat informal but quite readable ; occasionally fully pointed and vocalized (mostly ḥadīth excerpts) and elswehere neither pointed nor vocalized.


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non-European laid paper with 20 laid lines (horizontal) in 16 mm. and chain lines (vertical) arranged in groups, a set of 4 and two sets of 3 with 7-9 mm. between the chain lines, 36 mm between the set of 4 and first set of 3 and 52 mm between the sets of 3 ; burnished.


Unbound ; sewing stations evident but no threads remaining ; traces of envelope flap on opening (outermost) leaf ; housed in heavy wrapper for protection.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From recto of opening leaf (p.1) "IL 363" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.44, copied by Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥīm [?] ibn ʻAbd Allāh ibn Faḍl Allāh al-Jawādī al-Shāfiʻī with transcription completed ("wa-kāna al-farāgh minhu...") 14 Shaʻbān 836 [April 1433].

Ownership and History:

Two reading / study notices below colophon on p.44, one in name of ʻĪsá ibn ʻĪsá al-Ṣafatī al-Ḥanafī ( عيسى بن عيسى الصفتي الحنفي ) dated first of Shaʻbān 1130 [June 1718], reads "طالع في هذا الكتاب من اوله الى اخره الفقير عيسى بن عيسى الصفتي الحنفي في اول شعبان سنه ١١٣٠" ; occasional glosses and marginal corrections.

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04 Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥīm ibn ʻAbd Allāh ibn Faḍl Allāh al-Jawādī, fl. 1433, scribe. 04 احمد بن عبد الرحيم بن عبد الله بن فضل الله الجوادي, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Yahuda, A. S., former owner.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 51 (no.3)Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,vi 150

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Posted by evyn on December 7, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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