Isl. Ms. 69


[Fetava-yı Ataullah nisf-i sani,1149, i.e. 1736].[فتاواى عطاء الله نصف ثانى,1149ه, 1736م].


Minkarizade Yahya Efendi,1609 or 10-1678.منقارى زاده يحيى افندى.

Place/Date of Production:



280 leaves :paper ;212 x 145 (137 x 78) mm. bound to 212 x 148 mm.


Despite spine and edge titles, appears to be an odd second volume of the collection of legal decisions (fetvas) of Minkarizade Yahya Efendi (d.1678) compiled by Ataullah Mehmet Efendi (d.1715), beginning in the latter part of Kitāb al-ijāzāt. Followed by Maruzat-ı Ebussuud, the collection of legal decisions (fetvas) issued by Abū al-Suʻūd al-ʻImādī (Ebussuud Efendi, d.1574) and sanctioned by Sultan Süleyman I (r.1520-1566).

Other Title(s):

Fetava-yı Ataullah.niṣf 2فتاواى عطاء الله.نصف 2نصف فتاواى عبد الغنى ومعروضات ابو السعودEdge title (head):فتاواى عبد الغنى افندىMaʻrūḍāt Abū al-Suʻūd


Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.


Ottoman Turkish and Arabic.


Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"باب الاجازة المؤجلة و المعجلة ... اقجه بدل [؟] مقابله سنده فراغ وتسليم ..."


"حد قديم نه در الجواب برامردركه اولنى بيلور اولميه حد القديم ما لا يحفظه القران من محيط البرهاني في كتاب ما يمنع عنه الانسان ما لا يمنع. تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب"


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "حرره الفقير اليه سبحانه وتعالى احمد المدعو بمولانا ابن رجب [؟] بن بايزيد القرمانى رحمهم الله عليهم وعلى سائر الاقرباء والاصدقاء سنة تسع واربعين ومائة والف في اليوم الاربع من محرم الحرام"


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1. fol.1b : [table of contents].
2. fol.2a-fol.268b : [Fetava-yı Ataullah] / Minkarizade Yahya Efendi and Ataullah Mehmet Efendi.
3. fol.268b-fol.272b : Maruzat-ı Ebussuud / Abū al-Suʻūd.
4. fol.273a-fol.280b : [all but one leaf carrying an excerpt blank].

Physical Details:

i, 2 V(20), VI (32), 15 V(182), V+2 (194), 7 V(264), 2 IV(280) ; chiefly quinions ; final quire following treatise of Abū al-Suʻūd mainly left blank ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (begins with ۲۹٦ on opening folio of text/fol.2a/p.5) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaf, skips two pages between pp.505-506, skips p.536).


Written in 15 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh-nastaʻlīq ; sans serif ; effect of words descending to baseline ; mainly closed counters ; occasional sweeping descenders and elongated horizontal strokes.


Keywords, section headings, sigla, and occasional notabilia (side-heads) rubricated ; overlining and textual dividers in the form of discs in red ; written area surrounded by red rule-border.


European laid paper of several types ; early quires in a European paper having 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 28-30 mm. apart (horizontal), horn (?) watermark ; other quires in another thinner European paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart, scrollwork with pedestal watermark and "A C" countermark ; some leaves in still another European paper with 14 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart, watermark with grapes ; not heavily burnished.


Pasteboards covered in black leather ; Type II binding (with flap, flap now lost) ; board linings in laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped mandorla with floral vegetal composition ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; endbands in light blue and cream, fair condition ; overall in poor condition with much abrasion, lifting and losses of leather, delamination of boards, loss of flap, upper cover detaching, etc. ; repairs in brown leather.

Accompanying Materials:

Slip carrying notes between pp.214-215 (not paginated).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 150. Legal decisions of Abd al-Ghani."


As appears in colophon on fol.268b (p.537), copied ("ḥarrarahu...") by Aḥmad ibn Rajab ibn Bāyazīd al-Qaramānī. Transcription finished 4 Muḥarram 1149 [May 1736].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 150. Legal decisions of Abd al-Ghani." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "195" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; on blue-tinted paper pasted at close (fol.268b/p.537), 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 بشرط ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب الذي بنيته في اتصال داري الا لعلماء نفس ارضروم بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم عفى [كذا] في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; an octagonal seal impression is repeated several times in the outer margin of fol.52a (p.105) ; occasional glossses (often surrounded by red rule-border), notabilia (side-heads), and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Ataullah Mehmet Efendi,--d. 1715.
05--Abū al-Saʻūd Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--1492 or 3-1574 or 5.--Maruzat-ı Ebussuud.
04--عطاء الله محمد افندى.
05--ابو السعود محمد بن محمد.--معروضات ابو السعود.
Maʻrūḍāt Abū al-Suʻūd


06 Ahmet bin Recep bin Bayazit Karamani, fl.1736, scribe. 06 احمد بن رجب بن بايزيد القرمانى، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Related Works:

Maruzat-ı Ebussuud.معروضات ابو السعود.

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Rieu, C. Catalogue of the Turkish Manuscripts in the British Museum,p.16, Add. 7836.Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 435 ; S N II 649Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 439

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

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