Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 665

Title:

[Risālat al-Qawlah al-kāfiyah fīmā warada fī Anṭākiyah ... etc.,1172, i.e. 1759].[رسالة القولة الكافية فيما ورد في انطاكية ... الخ,1172ه، 1759م].

Author:

Tāfīlātī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,d. 1777تافيلاتي، محمد بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1759].

Size:

69 leaves :paper ;222 x 175 (148-151 x 85-90) mm.

Summary:

Fine composite manuscript opening with two works attributed to Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Maghribī al-Azharī al-Tāfīlātī (d.1777) in which he exposes the spurious nature of two circulating ḥadīth on Antioch (Anṭākīyah) and other supposedly condemned cities and Acre (ʻAkkā) and its spring, followed by the first part of a work of uncertain attribution (possibly of al-Suyūṭī ?) entitled Badāʼiʻ al-zuhūr fī waqāʼiʻ al-duhūr, addressing the Prophet, his lineage, family, special qualities, etc.

Other Title(s):

Title on opening 'title page' (p.1):هذه رسالة القولة الكافية فيما ورد في انطاكيا ويليها تحذير اعلام البشر من احاديث عكا وعينها المسماة بعين البقرTitle of opening work from opening matter on p.2:قولة الكافية فيما ورد في انطاكيهRaqīm bi-taḥdhīr aʻlām al-bashar min aḥādīth ʻAkkā wa-ʻaynihā al-musammāh bi-ʻAyn al-BaqarKitāb Badāʼiʻ al-zuhūr fī waqāʼiʻ al-duhūrJuzʼ al-awwal min Badāʼiʻ al-zuhūr fī waqāʼiʻ al-duhūrجزء الاول من بدائع الزهور في وقائع الدهور

Subject(s):

Hadith--Forgeries--Early works to 1800.
Hadith--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632,--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. composite codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from opening 'title page' (p.1).

Incipit:

[al-Qawlah al-kāfiyah] "الحمد لله الذي رفع اهل الاثر في البدو والحضر ... وبعد فيقول محمد بن محمد المغربي الازهري غفر الله ذنوبه وستر قد سئلت عن حديث اشهر مضمونه ان انطاكيه وبعض البلدان من مدن النار ذات الشرر فاجبت بانه موضوع مفتري منكر ثم بعد يومين جاني بعض الاخوان اهل الود المدخر بذلك الحديث المشتهر فعلقت هذه التعليقة المزرية بعقد الدرر ولقبتها القولة الكافية فيما ورد في انطاكيه ..." ; [Taḥdhīr aʻlām al-bashar] "الحمد لله الذي حما حمى السنة المحمدية بأئمة جهابذة نقاد ... اما بعد فيقول فقير مولاه الغني محمد بن محمد المغربي الازهري منح فتح الجواد لما وردنا موارد حلب الغدية الاوراد سنة اثنين وسبعين ومائة والف لازاحة ما على القلب من الانكاد ... ورد علينا سؤال حديثي مضمونه ... بفضل عكا الشهيرة عن التعريف بين الحاضر والباد فكتبت عليه بانه موضوع وكل ما اورد فيها وفي عينها وهو مفتري عند علماء الاسناد ... وسميت الرقيم تحذير اعلام البشر من احاديث عكا وعينها المسمات بعين البقر ..." ; [Badāʼiʻ al-zuhūr] "وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم قال مؤلفه في ذكر قصة النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول الله تعالى في محكم كتابه العزيز ما كان محمد ابا احد من رجالكم ولكن رسول الله وخاتم النبيين ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

[al-Qawlah al-kāfiyah] "Authorial," triangular, reads: "تمت ست في ذي الحجة سنة اثنين وسبعين ومائة والف [؟] ... تم" ; [Badāʼiʻ al-zuhūr] "Scribal," triangular, reads: "وكان الفراغ من كتابة هذا الجزء الاول من بدائع الزهور في وقائع الدهور بعد ظهر نهار الاثنين المبارك ثالث عشرين جمادى الاولى الذي هو من شهور سنة ١١٧٢ اثنين وسبعين ومائة والف من هجرة من له العز والشرف عليه افضل الصلاة والسلام على يد الفقير الى مولاه الباري محمد ابن السيد ابي بكر الشهير بابن المعماري لطف الله به وجعله من خربه امين امين امين"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.2-p.6 : Risālat al-Qawlah al-kāfiyah fīmā warada fī Anṭākiyah / Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Maghribī al-Azharī al-Tāfīlātī.
2. p.6-p.14 : Taḥdhīr aʻlām al-bashar min aḥādīth ʻAkkā wa-ʻaynihā al-musammāh bi-ʻAyn al-Baqar / Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Maghribī al-Azharī al-Tāfīlātī.
3. p.16-p.135 : al-Juzʼ al-awwal min Badāʼiʻ al-zuhūr fī waqāʼiʻ al-duhūr / al-Suyūṭī [?].
4. p.136-p.138 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

III+1 (7), 5 V(57), VI (69) ; chiefly quinions ; pagination in pencil, Hindu-Arabic numerals, appears on recto of each leaf only (final work) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 19 and 25 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; two elegant 'Syrian' or Egyptian hands ; hand supplying opening two works neat and compact, partially but irregularly seriffed with right-sloping head-serif on various ascenders (even occasional free-standing alif), marked effect of tilt to the left, rounded with curvilinear descenders, somewhat carelessly pointed in strokes or distinct dots, tāʼ marbūṭah very often unpointed, some free assimilation of letters ; hand supplying final work another fine hand, virtually serifless with effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders (some sweeping), pointing in conjoined dots or strokes.

Decoration:

Keywords and section headings rubricated (or bolded and accented with red ink, as in the opening works) ; textual dividers in the form of red discs and three inverted commas ; written area of final work surrounded by red rule-border.

Support:

European laid paper of at least two main types ; one type with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22 mm. apart (horizontal), and grapes (raisin) under crown watermark (see p.6, 7, etc.) ; another type with 11-12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24-25 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks of double-headed eagle (see p.18, 20, 30, 32, etc.) and names (see p.24, 25), dark cream to beige in color, thin though dense and sturdy, well-burnished ; some ink burn.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in shell marbled paper (in brown, red, and dark blue) with red leather over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted wove paper ; sewn in white and dark blue thread, four stations ; worked chevron endbands in cream and dark blue, now quite dingy but in fairly good condition ; overall in somewhat poor condition with abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of paper and leather, minor delamination of boards, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 146" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in authorial colophon on p.6, composition [or transcription? if not certainly fairly contemporary] of opening work completed 6 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1172 [?] [ca. 31 July 1759 ?]. As appears in colophon on p.135, final work copied by Muḥammad ibn al-Sayyid Abī Bakr al-shahīr bi-Ibn al-Miʻmārī with transcription completed 23 Jumādá I 1172 [January 1759].

Ownership and History:

Ownership statements on opening 'title page' (p.1) and on 'title page' for third work (p.15) in name of al-Sayyid al-Ḥājj ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Shaykhbandarʻzādah [?] ( Abdurrahman Şeyhbenderzade / السيد الحاج عبد الرحمن شيخبندر زاده ) each dated 24 [?] Ramaḍān 1251 [ca. 13 January 1836] ; reading / study notice on opening 'title page' (p.1) in name of Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad [?] ( احمد بن محمد ) dated 1320 [1902 or 3] ; occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Tāfīlātī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--d. 1777.--Taḥdhīr aʻlām al-bashar min aḥādīth ʻAkkā wa-ʻaynihā al-musammāh bi-ʻAyn al-Baqar.
05--تافيلاتي، محمد بن محمد.--تحذير اعلام البشر من احاديث عكا وعينها المسماة بعين البقر.
06--Suyūṭī,--1445-1505.--Badāʼiʻ al-zuhūr fī waqāʼiʻ al-duhūr.
06--ابن اياس.--بدائع الزهور في وقائع الدهور.
Raqīm bi-taḥdhīr aʻlām al-bashar min aḥādīth ʻAkkā wa-ʻaynihā al-musammāh bi-ʻAyn al-BaqarKitāb Badāʼiʻ al-zuhūr fī waqāʼiʻ al-duhūrJuzʼ al-awwal min Badāʼiʻ al-zuhūr fī waqāʼiʻ al-duhūrجزء الاول من بدائع الزهور في وقائع الدهور

Scribe(s):

09 Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr Ibn al-Miʻmārī, fl. 1759, scribe. 09 محمد بن ابي بكر ابن المعماري, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

11 Abdürrahim Şeyhbenderzade, fl. 1836, former owner. 11 عبد الرحيم شيخبندر زاده, مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 157 (no. 288)Bayṭār, ʻAbd al-Razzāq. Ḥilyat al-bashar fī tārīkh al-qarn al-thālith ʻashar,2 / 33-37

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Posted by evyn on April 11, 2012
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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