Isl. Ms. 483


Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ,[1116, i.e. 1704 or 1705].مشكاة المصابيح,[1116ه، 1704 او 1705م].


Khaṭīb al-Tibrīzī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh,fl. 1337.خطيب التبريزي، محمد بن عبد الله.

Place/Date of Production:

[1704 or 1705].


197 leaves :paper ;275 x 199 (170-209 x 105) mm.


Fine composite copy of Walī al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh al-Khaṭīb al-Tibrīzī's (d.1342) arrangement of Maṣābīḥ al-sunnah, the ḥadīth collection compiled from various sources and arranged by subject and degree of authority by al-Ḥusayn ibn Masʻūd al-Baghawī (d.1117?). Contents listing at opening (p.1).

Other Title(s):

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Hadith--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Hadith--Texts--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Baghawī, al-Ḥusayn ibn Mas‘ūd,--d. 1117?--Maṣābīḥ al-sunnah.




Ms. composite codex.
Title from inscription on front flyleaf (p.1)ز


"قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من اعتق رقبة مسلمة اعتق الله بكل عضو منه عضوا منه من النار حتى فرجه بفرجه غرابي ذر ..."


"قال بل انتم اصحابي واخواننا الذين لم يأتوا بعد وانا فرطهم على الحوض"


"Scribal," reads "تمت كتابة هذا الكتاب من يد اضعف العباد الحاج احمد [؟] ابن الحاج عمر بن الحاج سلمان بن محمد افندى غفر الله لهم ولجميع المؤمنين والمؤمنات الاحياء منهم والاموات ولمن قال امين بحرمة سيد المرسلين في التاريخ ست عشر ومائة والف"


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Physical Details:

V+1 (11), 5 V(61), II+1 (66), 6 IV(114), IV+1 (123), V (133), 4 IV(165), 2 V(185), VI (197) ; chiefly quaternions and quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 19 and 17 lines per page.


Naskh ; two main hands ; opening and closing hand an elegant Turkish or 'Syrian' naskh, virtually serifless with dramatic effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, pointing (for two and three dots) mainly in conjoined dots, some free assimilation of letters ; p.134 to p.330 supplied in a different hand (in a different layout on a different paper) with Persianate features, mainly serifless and fairly vertical, open and closed counters, pointing mainly in distinct dots, fully vocalized.


Keywords and section headings rubricated.


European laid paper of mainly two types ; opening type with 7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 26-28 mm. apart (vertical), three crescents watermark (82 mm. long, perpendicular to chains), quite well-burnished to glossy (burnisher's marks visible), crisp and transluscent though sturdy ; second type (pp.133-330) with 8 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 19-22 mm. apart (vertical), small two-handled pot watermark with letters "M P" [?] (see p.134, 136, 22, etc.), quite crisp, thin and transluscent though sturdy, burnished, some bifolia tinted beige or pale orange ; some staining.


Pasteboards now covered in a teal textured/coated paper with red leather over spine (and traces of brown leather at exposed board edges) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings (doublures) and hinges in printed shell marbled paper (in light brown, teal, and pink) ; now sewn in white thread, four stations ; worked chevron endbands in blue and cream, good condition ; overall in somewhat poor condition with abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of paper and leather, delamination of boards, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 336" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.393, transcription (of opening and closing sections) completed in 1116 [1704 or 5] by al-Ḥājj Ṣāliḥ ibn al-Ḥājj ʻUmar ibn al-Ḥājj Salmān ibn Muḥammad Afandī ( Hacı Salıh b. Hacı Ömer b. Hacı Selman b. Mehmet Efendi ). Paper, hand, etc. suggest transcription of middle section possibly late 17th or early 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Reading / study notice at close on p.393 in the name of one Yaḥyá Muḥammad ( Yahya Mehmet / يحيي محمد ), reads "طالعت بها وانا الفقير اليه تعالى محيى محمد المدرس ... يحيى افندى المرحوم عفى عنه" ; occasional marginal corrections and glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 Salıh bin Ömer bin Selman bin Mehmet Efendi, fl. 1704, scribe. 05 صالح بن عمر بن سلمان بن محمد افندى, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GALI 364 ; II 195Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,v 559 ; v 567

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Posted by evyn on August 2, 2012
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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