Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 952

Title:

Fatḥ al-bāqī bi-sharḥ Alfīyat al-ʻIrāqī,[1200, i.e. 1786].فتح الباقي بشرح الفية العراقي,[1200ه, 1786م].

Author:

Anṣārī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad,ca. 1423-ca. 1520.أنصاري، زكريا بن محمد

Place/Date of Production:

[1786].

Size:

190 leaves :paper ;230 x 173 (155 x 90) mm.

Summary:

Elegant copy of the commentary by Zayn al-Dīn Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad al-Anṣārī al-Sunaykī (d. ca. 1520) upon al-ʻIrāqī's al-Alfīyah fī ʻilm al-ḥadīth or Tabṣirat al-mubtadiʼ wa-tadhkirat al-muntahī or al-Maqāṣid al-muhmalah, itself a versification of Kitāb Maʻrifat anwāʻ ʻilm (‘ulūm) al-ḥadīth or ʻUlūm al-ḥadīth of ‘Uthmān Ibn al-Ṣalāḥ al-Shahrazūrī (d.1243).

Other Title(s):

Title from from 'title page' inscription (p.3):كتاب فتح الباقي شرح الفية العراقي

Subject(s):

Hadith--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
ʻIrāqī, ʻAbd al-Raḥīm ibn al-Ḥusayn,--1325-1404.--Alfīyat al-ʻIrāqī.
Ibn al-Ṣalāḥ al-Shahrazūrī, ʻUthmān ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān,--1181 or 2-1245.--ʻUlūm al-ḥadīth.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. composite codex.
Title from opening on p.4.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي وصل من انقطع اليه بدينه القويم ورفع من اسند امره اليه باتباع سنة نبيه الكريم ... وبعد فان الفية علم الحديث المسماة بالتبصرة والتذكرة للشيخ الامام الحافظ شيخ الاسلام ابي الفضل عبد الرحيم زين الدين بن الحسين بن عبد الرحيم بن ابي بكر ابن ابراهيم العراقي لما اشتملت علي نقول عجيبة ومسائل غريبة ... طلب مني بعض الاعزة ... ان اضع عليها شرحا ... وسميته بفتح الباقي بشرح الفية العراقي ..."

Explicit:

"اليه منا ترجع الامور قال تعالى واليه يرجع الامر كله وافضل الصلاة والسلام على النبي المصطفى سيد الانام اي الخلق صلى الله عليه وسلم كلما ذكره الذاكرون"

Colophon:

"Scribal," triangular, reads "تم الكتاب على يد افقر العباد الى الله عز وجل عبد الوهاب سليمان في ليلة الثلاث المبارك ليلة ثلاثين من جمادى اخر من شهور سنة ١٢٠٠ من الهجرة النبوية م وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم والحمد لله وحده"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 19 V(190), i ; exclusively quinions ; quire numbering in the form of Hindu-Arabic numerals below letter ك on recto of opening leaf of each quire ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes endpapers).

Layout:

Written in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; several Egyptian hands in bold to thin lines ; opening through p.188 in a clear though somewhat awkward hand in a bold line, partially but irregularly seriffed with slight effect of tilt to the right, curvilinear descenders, pointing mainly in distinct dots, alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ, some elongation of horizontal strokes ; pp.189-202 in a quicker, more compact and freely ligatured hand in a thin line, partially seriffed with effect of tilt to the left and of words descending to baseline, some sharp, rectilinear descenders, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots ; from p.203 to close a much neater, more careful hand with Turkish features, mainly serifless (though very small serifs appearing occasionally) with effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, pointing mainly in distinct dots, alif maqṣūrah pointed as yāʼ ; replacement bifolium (pp.103-104, 121-122) in still a different hand, an elegant Ottoman naskh.

Decoration:

Keywords, section headings and notabilia rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of three dots in red.

Support:

European laid paper of several types ; opening section (through p.202) in a few tre lune types, including one with 6 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25-27 mm. apart (horizontal), and three crescents / tre lune watermark (95 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see pp.10, 16, 46, 60, 68, 78, etc.) another with 6-7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart (horizontal), and three crescents / tre lune watermark (87 mm. long, perpendicular to chains, see pp.24, 32, 34, 41, 48, 58, etc.), all quite sturdy, light cream in color, well-burnished ; next section (pp.203-262) in a type with 8 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 26-28 mmm. apart (vertical), and watermarks of double-headed eagle with "FNF" (see pp.210, 212, etc. and compare no.1156 in Nikolaev, Watermarks of the Ottoman Empire, vol.1) and crescent (with human profile) in shield (see pp.204, 208, 222, etc.), quite sturdy, medium cream to buff in color, well-burnished ; final section (p.263 to close) in a type with 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 30 mm. apart (horizontal), watermark of crescent (with human profile) in shield (see pp.264, 266, etc.) and countermarks "A G" above "Andrea Galvani Pordenone" in script (see pp.270, 272, etc.),

Binding:

Pasteboards covered with shell marbled paper in green-blue, dark blue, red, and yellow with maroon leather over spine, fore edge flap, and board corners ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board lining and endpapers (pasted to opening and closing gatherings) in untinted wove paper ; wrapper binding, case with no signs of attachment, gatherings of text block never sewn though possibly once supported by two strips of leather or textile pasted to the spine (see traces of adhesive) ; overall in fair condition with minor abrasion, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 101

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.380, final gatherings (11-19, from p.203 to close) copied by ʻAbd al-Wahhāb Sulaymān with transcription completed 30 Jumādá II 1200 [ca. 30 April 1786]. Transcription of opening gatherings (through p.202) possibly completed earlier, even early to mid 18th century.

Ownership and History:

On upper pastedown, label with ex libris of James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974), stamped with inventory numbers, "Ex Libris | J. Heyworth-Dunne | D. Lit. (London) | No.7782" ; collation statement on 'title page' (p.3) reads "جملة كراريسه عدد ١٩ تسعة عشر كراس" ; several seal impressions on 'title page' (p.3), incipit page (p.4), at close on p.380 and elsewhere throughout codex (typically once per gathering), namely circular seal impression in blue ink seemingly dated 1304 [1886 or 7] in name of ʻAbd al-Bāqī al-Bakrī (see below) "هذا من كتب السيد عبد الباقي البكري ٣٠٤" and rectangular waqf seal impression in blue ink "يا رب انت الله يسر لنا علم لا اله الا الله وقف هذا الكتاب لله تعالى السيد عبد الباقي البكري الصديقي سبط الحسن" in name of the aforementioned ʻAbd al-Bāqī al-Bakrī al-Ṣiddīqī Sibṭ Āl al-Ḥasan (عبد الباقي البكري الصديقي سبط آل الحسن / d.1892), shaykh of the Bakrīyah order and incumbent to niqābat al-ashrāf in Egypt during the years 1880-1891 (see de Jong, Ṭuruq and Ṭuruq-linked institutions in Nineteenth century Egypt, Ch.3, Appendix VII-IX, etc.) and oval waqf seal impression in red ink "وقف لله تعالى ومقره بيت السجادة البكرية" in name of Bayt al-Sajjādah al-Bakrīyah (بيت السجادة البكرية) ; UM Library inscription on p.5 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; numerous glosses and occasional marginal corrections ; notabilia (side-heads, most rubricated.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 ʻAbd al-Wahhāb Sulaymān fl. 1786, scribe. 05 عبد الوهاب سليمان، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

06 ʻAbd al-Bāqī al-Bakrī al-Ṣiddīqī, d. 1892, former owner. Heyworth-Dunne, J. (James), former owner. 06 عبد الباقي البكري الصديقي، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 359 ; II 66 ; II 99Jong, F. de. Ṭuruq and Ṭuruq-linked institutions in Nineteenth century Egypt: a historical study in organizational dimensions of Islamic mysticism. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1978.Nikolaev, Vsevolod. Watermarks of the mediaeval Ottoman documents in Bulgarian libraries. Watermarks of the Ottoman Empire, volume 1. Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1954.

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Posted by evyn on January 3, 2011
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