كتاب المصابيح

Kitāb al-Maṣābīḥ.

Author
Uniform title
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[1493]
Description
344 leaves : paper ; 283 x 210 (185 x 135) mm. bound to 285 x 220 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Related name
Form/​Genre
Manuscripts, Arabic—15th century
Summary note
Collection of ḥadīth arranged by topic.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from colophon (fol. 343b).
  • Physical description: 15 lines per page. Written in medium small naskh in black ink with use of red for headings and re-inking. European paper with watermark. Marginal and interlinear annotations. Annotations on slips of paper pasted between the original leaves. First four fol. apparently later additions, with a table of contents and short excerpts from several texts. Foliation in pencil using Western numerals (omits first fol.).
  • Inscription in Arabic script on a label pasted on the upper cover: "Ḥadīth 29(?)". Inscription in Arabic script on a label pasted on the pastedown of upper cover: "259/2 Ḥ".
  • Origin: Copy completed on 15 Rabīʻ al-Ākhar 898 [Feb. 3, 1493] by ʻAbd al-Awwal Ibn Ibrāhīm al-Muhājirī (colophon, fol. 343b).
  • Incipit: الحمد لله وسلام على عباده الذين اصطفى والصلوة التامة الدايمة على رسوله ... قال الشيخ الامام الاجلّ السيّد محىى السنة ناصر الحديث شيخ الاسلام ابو محمد الحسين بن مسعود البغوى الفرآ اما بعد فهذه الفاظ صدرت على صدر النبوة وسنن سارت عن معدن الرسالة
  • Explicit: من الحسان عن انس رضى الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلّى الله عليه وسلّم مثل امّتى مثل المطر لا يدرى اوله خير ام آخره
Binding note
Brown leather over paper pastedowns for upper and lower covers, fore-edge flap and envelope flap. Silver tooling and stamping on covers and flaps. Paper pastedown (the doublure of the lower cover has apparently a now covered central mandorla, see trace on the opposite folio).
Provenance
Two ownership statement and one seal on fol. 4a, one in the name of Muḥammad ʻĀrif, known as ("al-ʻarīf bi-") Ūzūn Khwājah Zādah [Özün Khaja Zade] (dated 1185 H. [1771 or 2]). Acquired from Abraham Shalom Yahuda, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Mach, R. Yahuda, 623
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, I, 363 (6/1) ; SI, 620 (6/1)
Other format(s)
  • Microfilm negative available for reproduction.
  • Also available in an electronic version.
OCLC
166145904
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