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عنوان الشرف / لخاتمة المتاخرين وامام العلماء المحققين المدققين الشيخ اسماعيل بن المقري

ʻUnwān al-sharaf / li-Khātimat al-mutaʼakhkharīn wa-imām al-ʻulamāʼ al-muḥaqqiqīn al-mudaqqiqīn al-Shaykh Ismāʻīl ibn al-Muqrī.

  • Manuscript, Book
[ 1436]
i, 78 leaves: paper ; 208 x 155 (143 x 125) mm.
Summary note:
Treatise on fiqh, written in such a manner that it can be read in five different ways, with the text as such and four vertical "sub-texts" indicated by red ink. A note on contents on fol. 1a indicates that this majmūʻah contains ʻUnwān al-sharaf by Ibn al-Muqrī, Shurūṭ al-imāmah by al-Shihāb al-Ramlī, with a commentary by Muḥammad al-Ramlī. However, these two last texts do not appear in the ms. as extant. On fol. 78b: Beginning of a text entitled "Khuṭbat Ramaḍān".
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from note on contents on fol. 1a.
  • 17 lines per page. Written in medium large naskh in black ink with use of red. Thick light cream paper with pulp and laid lines (hardly) visible. Catchword on the verso of each leaf. Verses of poetry and prayers on fol. i(a). Several inscriptions, including ownership statements on fol. i(b) and 1a. Inscription in Arabic script on a label pasted on the upper cover: "Dimashq 82". Inscription in Arabic script on a label pasted on the pastedown of the upper cover.
  • Copied for himself by Ilyās ibn Khiḍr ibn Muḥammad ibn Jibrīl al-Qubaybātī al-Turkmānī al-Ḥanbalī on Friday 22 Rabīʻ al-Awwal 840 (colophon, fol. 77b, repeated on fol. 78a).
  • Incipit: الحمد لله ولي الحمد ومستحقه ... وبعد فهذا كتاب جليل كتبته لم اسبق بعد اليه الفته مختصرا في الفقه
  • Explicit: وصلى الله على محمد واله وسلم غاية التسليم الموجب للكرامة في دار النعيم امين امين تم الكتاب
Binding note:
Only the leather spine is extant.
Several ownership statements on fol. i(b) and 1a, including one in the name of Muṣṭafá ibn al-Shaykh ʻAbd al-Raḥīm, dated Rajab 1209 [1795]; one dated 1284 [1867 or 8]. The same Muṣṭafá ibn al-Shaykh ʻAbd al-Raḥīm appears in a statement of reading dated 1218 [1803 or 4] at the end of the text (fol. 78a). Acquired from Abraham Shalom Yahuda, 1942.
Source acquisition:
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
  • Mach, R. Yahuda, 15
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, II, 190 (paragr. 10/1)
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, SII, 254 (1/1)
Manuscripts, Arabic—15th century
Other title(s):
  • Khuṭbat Ramaḍān.
  • كتاب الالفية
  • خطبة رمضان
Title in a note on fol. 1a:
  • Kitāb al-Alfīyah
Other views:
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